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December offers online

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:49

I would avoid the Peonies...the roots sent to me from T&M earlier this year came to nothing  for me and I am good at salvaging plants.

shredded pansies

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:45

Shredded would make me think Slugs...slugs are the main enemy of Pansies from my experience. Birds might be going after greenfly or other insects I suppose. Not seen Caterpillers on Pansies but Moth caterpillers are still a pain at the moment so are a possiblity but they tend to eat and not shred!

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 13:05

A general note, if you want to cut wet grass, then spray the undersides of a mower with spray with WD40 lubricant. That stops it clogging up and makes it easy to clean afterwards.

competition

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:56
Lyn wrote (see)

Has anyone on the site ever won anything, I go in every competion and never had a thing!

I won a seed box a few months ago. Total surprise as I also never win anything. It will stop the mice eating all my saved seed this winter - I had them all labelled in envelopes and stored neatly and the mice tore through them and ate all my Freesia and other bulbs! Not this year thanks to Gardnersworld.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:26

Put them in a pot and cover with compost and water - they will be fine till spring.

Rowan tree from seed

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 22:36

Rowan can sprout up quickly - my 3 year old sapling went from 3 ft to 8ft this summer. They are medium sized trees. it depends on how much sun they get - more sun and good soil and they will race up.

 

Raspberry Canes on Allotment

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 14:34

Having a think... bare root Raspberry canes can sometimes through out runner, so it looks like you have had no growth then find a cane sprouting in another part of the border. So something to watch.

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 14:31

Acers reduced from £20 to £1, Bamboo from £40 to 50p. Bulbs for 10p per pack. A good time to buy is after Christmas as people head towards the High Street, dead to the GC and you will get a deal.

Raspberry Canes on Allotment

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 10:33

" Currently they are in bags in my kitchen sitting in bowls of water"

Not good as they will be drowning. Bare roots do not really need to be in water prior to planting if the soil is wet in winter...only if in spring. Put the canes in pots with compost: they can stay like that for months.

sambucca black lace

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 22:23

As everyone has said, this is normal. As long as you can see buds then it wil grow back next year. They respond well to pruning, though I like mine tall. One of my favourite plants.

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