Berkley


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What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:45

Thank you for your interest. I will dig one up tomorrow. 

What has happened to my polyanthus?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:28


 


 

I was so pleased with the polyanthus in my garden last year (picture attached). I added lots more in the Autumn - and this is what they look like this year. (picture attached). What on earth are the corky growths on each one? I planted some more of the same variety in a different part of the garden and they are fine.

 

 

Starting Dahlias 2016

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:44

I over wintered the tubers of two dahlias I particularly liked and have now put them in pots (sunny South). I'm hoping to get some cuttings later on ...... Will I be able to replant the tubers as well? Which are likely to do better - tubers or cuttings?

What's the best app?

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 18:38

Shoot!

What's the best app?

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 20:41

I know the gardening app I'd recommend: I really enjoyed trying out ideas and seeing what it would look like before I committed myself to anything. I'm not allowed to mention names, am I?   Just think of "guns". 

Bug on kalanchoe

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 14:28

Thank you so much for your replies. I was fascinated by the website, Bob TheGardiner- and am sure you are right! Thank you for your interest. 

Bug on kalanchoe

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 16:23


 I have been aware for some time that something was causing a problem on my kalanchoe......it is just about to flower again  and today I discovered this little creature. Is the photo good enough for someone to identify it for me please?

Alternative Christmas

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 22:08

This is a thread which has really affected me : I realise what different lives my various GW friends lead: I know how lucky I am to have a loving partner ( 50 years on Dec. 27th!), a daughter and her family nearby and a son who has come home from abroad to spend Christmas with us..... But there are many ways to enjoy yourself. I realise that I won't always be so lucky and very much hope that I will then be able to "enjoy Christmas" in the way so many other people do - finding pleasure in so many different ways. Happy Christmas to you all!

Can I chop it (just a bit)?

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 14:37

Many thanks for giving me confidence ...... I'll be out with the clippers tomorrow. 

Can I chop it (just a bit)?

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:06

Looking out on my wet, windswept garden this afternoon (well, there wasn't much else to do) I realised that my lovely acer tree is really too tall ......Could I reduce its height a bit before it is damaged by Winter gales? It gives so much pleasure when in leaf ...

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Salvia coccinea

GW: We love August 
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Osteospermum

What has happened? 
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Not so sweet Williams ....

 
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Is this an Erigeron?

 
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Purple leaves on yucca

 
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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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Blooming bellis!

 
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Hardy geraniums

 
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Bare stems on escallonia

 
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Looking forward to Winter

( as in "planning") 
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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

 
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