Berkley


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The animated gifs ie. advertisements are very annoying

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:30

I'd like an ad blocker - but have looked at the App Store and have no idea which is the best one for my iPad, to increase my enjoyment of this forum. Advice would be much appreciated. I'm getting quite dizzy from moving ads ....

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:44

I have decided not to look at the forum for another week .... It's like losing a dear friend and I don't think I'm the only one to be upset. I pride myself on being willing to accept new ideas but this is awful. 

Dahlia cuttings

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:14

I have taken cuttings from potted tubers for the first time: they are growing well and I would love to give some to my daughter to help fill out her new garden. Will they flower this year? Following Sarah Raven's advice I planted the tubers quite shallowly in their 3 litre pots ..... will it be OK for them to be just as shallow when I plant them out?

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.

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Care label missing! Help please!

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Are these allium worth keeping?

 
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Would you chop this cornus?

 
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I'm so worried about my roses

 
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Look at my mallow!

 
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Sealant for my acer?

 
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