Berkley


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Badgers or Crows - Terrible Damage

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:31

I do sympathise with you. Our front lawn looked like a churned-up football pitch a few years ago and all the local crows spent their days tearing up the grass to find leatherjacket larvae. Have a look at bayergarden.co.uk. We used the provado product recommended and have had no problems since. Like you, we had inherited a poor lawn and I think our tlc since then has helped too. Good luck!

Ugly patio!

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 14:33

We were thinking we'd have to do quite an expensive "makeover" on our patio - but this thread has given us other ideas ...

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

My hellebores (in Dorset) are very variable too. If I don't feed them now (bulbs planted amongst them) can I do it in the Autumn?

Choisya White Dazzler

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 17:01

Thanks for your help. Going to look at Aztec Pearl too ...

Choisya White Dazzler

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 21:02

I think this shrub would be deal for the spot I have in mind - but is it fairly quick growing? I don't seem able to find one in local garden centres ..... Are there likely to be more available in the Autumn? I really want something in a 2-3 litre pot ...

Japanese BloodGrass

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:40

I bought five from the wonderful Knoll Gardens last year - they didn't do much, but I've just cut them back and can see new growth. Hoping for lovely colouring this year. 

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

I have found conflicting advice too. I have over thirty of them dotted through the garden. Like you, I find they flop later in the season. For the last two years I have combed them thoroughly in March, then in June, IF they need it, I cut them back by up to half. They regrow beautifully very quickly and look good again. Hope this helps.

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:29

Will do. Thank you.

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 11:03

I think you're right. I'm going to dig them all up. Would you recommend treating the soil with anything before I replant?

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:51

Very disappointed to report that I couldn't find any vine weevil grubs ( never thought I'd say that!). Only 2 degrees out there - but dug up about ten. Although the roots are sparse, there is no sign of them having been eaten away. Do you have any more ideas? I suppose I should remove all thirty plants. What do I need to do then? Thanks to everyone in advance.

Discussions started by Berkley

What happened when I was away?

 
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Reluctant foxgloves

 
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Dahlia cuttings

Will they flower this year? 
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Choisya White Dazzler

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What has happened to my polyanthus?

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Bug on kalanchoe

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Can I chop it (just a bit)?

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Sedum Postmans Pride

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Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

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Where would you put them?

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Bulbs - is it my imagination?

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A silly question about sweet peas

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Why does my clematis do this?

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Ornamental grasses

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To pinch out or not pinch out?

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