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Latest posts by blairs

Ideas for a brickweave driveway

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 18:55

Am a big fan of Elho pots and planters. Amazon sells them:

I have quite a few of them now and they really add colour.

Ideas for my manky lawn and old car port

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 16:47

I would level the whole thing or at least terrace it with a large patio area over most of the top. If you really want a dog toilet (not pleasant for anyone) then the bottom terrace would be used for that. It is a lot of work but not an insurmountable one and could be done quite quickly.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 09:11

I leave mine in the ground. I added made sure the soil is free draining and it is in a raised bed, so the soil warms up quickly in spring.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 18:11

Sulphur candles work as you do seem to get less mould. I have tried to burn incense in my GH every few days, just to experiment, and while it is still dampish I see less mould. Wonder if I have stumbled onto something? Not too keen on the smell and it sticks to everything in there.

Sorry looking good heuchea

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:34

Why are there no leaves left on it? Did it dry out or get really frosted? If not then give the stem a tug to check the roots. If it is loose or comes away then check for vine weevil grubs. They do re-root well in spring.

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:25

Air layering certainly works, here is a how to and other links:

They do grow fast from seed, and there are a lot of flowering Fatsia around to get free fresh seed from.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:56

I have wood and polycarbonate and use a mix of hot soapy water, bleach and Dettol. I also tend to throw in a little salt to kill algae and deter slugs.

Hedge for clay

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:04

Ditto with above - Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Beech and Holly in my clay soi. Seabuckthorn does well in clay soil and has edible berries. I added some red dogwood into my hedge to add winter colour and trained it through the hedge.

Garden worms in indoor pots

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:23

I also say not a problem. Far worse is overwintering pests like green/white fly, other flies or caterpillars.

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:12

Ask to take or be given some cuttings from the garden to grow and sell on. Unusual plants will command more money. People like fillers, so anything small sells well or has something going for it - Crassula/Money tree for good luck, Sweetpea for perfume and the like.

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