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December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 22:43
The 2014 calendar is larger than the 2013 one - and the photos are great! Many thanks to the production team! I think it's great.

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 20:39
I'd forgotten all about them! Thank you so much for bringing them back into my mind - primula obconica! I used to grow them very successfully, in a cold greenhouse and then had them for ages in a bright hall. They were very much admired. I think I had one poor year - and stopped growing them. Now I'm going to try again....

Heathers: from my kitchen window I look out over a circular bed which is full of a variety of summer goodies, but my favourite time of year is Winter, when the sixteen heathers planted to "join up" round the outside look wonderful. I trim them back immediately after flowering and use a lot of leaf mold. I love them!

Laurel hedge

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:07
Thanks Lyn. Just wondered about the roots because I've got another possible site for a laurel - but there's not much depth of soil. Thanks for info.

Laurel hedge

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 15:23
I'd like to give my laurel hedge a bit of tlc - but not sure what you mean by "middle of the branches" . Do laurels have deep roots?

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:05
Thank you Verdun and Dovefromabove. If I could avoid insecticides I would - but the damage two years ago was horrific, so I'm on to Amazon. Thanks again

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:45
We are inundated with crane flies - both inside and outside. Literally scores of them on our windows and white walls. Two years ago rooks ripped up our lawn in Spring, looking for chafer grubs and I'm worried that leather jackets may cause the same problem. Am I right in thinking that an insecticide should be applied now, in the Autumn?

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:11
Thanks, Verdun. That is just the info. I wanted. I will now be able to identify the most effective fungicide. Thanks again. P.S. No, no pears - one less worry!

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 19:00
Sorry, all evidence removed and burnt: main symptoms: berries which form but the majority turn brown/black. Some defoliation. Symptoms not "sudden" enough to be fireblight. I read somewhere that a fungicide has to contain a certain ingredient to be effective against pyracantha scab, but I can't remember what it was! Am hoping someone will know....

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:49

I'm 99 per cent sure that my pyracantha is suffering from scab. Has anyone found a fungicide that is effective? I understand that many of them have no effect.

why-are-some-of-my-fuchsias-so-disappointing

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:11

Thanks for the reassuring comments. When I looked at them yesterday I realised that it is the ones which are in an open, sunny bed which have virtually no flowers. I had conscientiously fed and watered them to make up for the lack of rain - but, as you say, it could be the heat. I think I'll leave them where they are, because they were brilliant last year.

 

Thanks again for your interest.

Discussions started by Berkley

What could I choose?

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My Christmas present (gardening) list

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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 08:51

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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I warned my magnolia....

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Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Bare spot problem

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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