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Latest posts by Berkley

Uploading pictures

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:35

I've never had a problem uploading photos to the forum before - but can't get it to work this time. Would it have anything to do with the message which seems to be constantly at the bottom now: Path img. I've never noticed it before. How do I get rid of it?

What have I done?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:25
Am trying to upload photo....don't usually have any problems, but it won't work at the moment. A web site problem? Or something "my end"?

Propagator & condensation

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 14:27
I sometimes do it with kitchen paper twice a day. If the problem is really bad (temp too high or soil too wet), try balancing a few pencils between the base and the lid. This will allow some condensation to escape without affecting the germination.

What have I done?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 14:14
Will take one as soon as it stops pouring with rain! Don't like the thunder either...

What have I done?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:48
Approximately three feet, Dovefromabove....

What have I done?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:28
So why can the product only be used on plants in containers? My worry was that I would have contaminated the soil.....

What have I done?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:49
Many of the leaves on one of my laurel bushes have holes in them - irregular shapes, not round and there has obviously been some chomping of the outside edges. After googling last night I decided it could be vine weevil. What did I do? In the dark? Rush out to the garage and prepare a litre of Provado vine weevil killer with which I watered the shrub. I know - very stupid. I realised this morning this product should only be used on plants in containers. I do hope someone will be able to assure me that I haven't done anything terrible. There is nothing planted very close to the laurel......

Replacing conifers with hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:35
That makes absolute sense. I'll do that! Many thanks, fidget bones.

Replacing conifers with hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:55
We have just had eight large conifers removed (they had probably been there 30 years and some were leaning dangerously after the recent Winter). We are going to replace them with a cotoneaster franchetii hedge. There is obviously a large amount of shredded conifer bits left. Can I use them as part of the planting preparation? I'm also thinking of bagging some to use in the Autumn as a mulch for heathers, pieris etc. What do people think?

Emergency cover-up for water butt

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:02
Up until now our very useful water butt on the corner of the house, in the front garden, in full view of the neighbours, has been beautifully disguised by a ceanothus which we have trained round it. Unfortunately it died this Winter. As a short-term measure I'd like to put some sort of shallow container on top with trailing plants. It is a South-facing, exposed area and any ideas would be much appreciated.

Discussions started by Berkley

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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What have I done?

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Replacing conifers with hedge

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:43

Emergency cover-up for water butt

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Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

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Are my monardas dead?

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