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Latest posts by Bluebaron

Rose Blackspot

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 10:44

My mature rose is covered with black spot. Treatment says to remove all the infected leaves. Problem with that is that they all have some on!

Should I remove every single leaf?


Buy cheap pay twice...

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:20
??8 is pretty cheap not surprised it broke my ??25 Joseph Bentley broke in 8 months or so. Just got a wolf garten for ??25. Let's hope this one lasts.

Buy cheap pay twice...

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:59
How much was the 'cheap', fork?

Look what I did to my rhodos

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:10

wow, thats great, I'm looking at doing mine but waiting tip after flowering which they are just starting now. Ill post next year!

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:04

Thanks everyone, spent so much time working in the garden lately have to stop to admire it once in a while!

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:30

Well its the first spring in my new house and I have got the veg garden sorted out.


In the foreground are my potatoes, garlic and some rhubarb.

Next bed has more potatoes (yet to spout), beets and some space. Beyond that sunflowers, sweat peas and lettuce.

left has beans, some in some still in greenhouse, brussels, peas, radish, and parsnips.

At the back is my Raspberry patch and far left back black and red currants.

Still woking out out to net the raspberry patch as its quite large. I managed to net the peas and currants yesterday but a few holes so may lose a few!

Garlic- rookie error!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:09
I planted in October and thought I would try and see if they were ready. They were not just like a leek!

I have three types and the leaves have a slight yellowing so maybe next month for me.

black spots on bush

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:29

 Anyone know what this is and is it treatable?

over crowding

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:28






I have a rather overcrowd border mainly a result of vigorous bushes. The main culprits seem fro be the green/white bush and the red/gold ones.

As you can see i have started to cut back and dig out. 

Do you think I should remove the bushes altogether or cut back to old wood and start again keeping them under control.

The one in the second pic it too close to that rather old rose.

Patchy & Bumpy Grass!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:32


Firstly work our where the shady areas are make them patio/border etc no point trying to grow grass against a north facing fence for example.

Once you know where to have the lawn then my advice would be to top dress, you won't need much for that space just rake it over to make the lawn level, not too deep as you will kill the grass you have, then oversees the bald patches, i would use a good ratio and then leave for 2 months or so make sure you water and it will be fine.

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Discussions started by Bluebaron

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 11:57

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 00:10


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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 16:02

My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
Replies: 0    Views: 183
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 14:28

GArden Fork Recommendation

Its broken again! 
Replies: 6    Views: 350
Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 22:13

When to dig it all up

Replies: 2    Views: 229
Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 11:03

Beech hedges

When do they go green 
Replies: 2    Views: 167
Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 22:48

plant IDS

Perennial flower bed and Ground Elder 
Replies: 6    Views: 251
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:17

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
Replies: 1    Views: 228
Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 09:38
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