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hoses

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:41

There is a hozelock web site which sells all sorts of odd and older size threaded hosewashers for taps, got some for our old outdoor tap last year.  Not expensive and quick service. 

Wilting Rose Gertrude Jekyll

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:40

I have found that several of our roses have done this, I suspect an unseen frost one night recently.  it happened last year to one quite big rose, I cut off the droopy bits and it was OK - though like everything else last year it was not as good as it has been.  This year must be better huh?  Anyway, leave the droopy bits for a bit, if they dry up then trim them off, but they might sit up and take notice as the sun is now shning and it is warmer. 

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:28

have you had the opportunity to try brunnra?  It has almost the same gorgeous little clear blue flowers, stunnning foliage in greens and white - depending which ones you buy, and isn't a spreader?  Worth a try, I am gradually getting a few in and am delighted with them so far, over the last 3-4 years. Recommeneded to those who love fogetmenots except for the hassle now. 

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 11:55

In fact it will seed everywhere.  i am about to go out and remove all the foregetmenots I can see - knowing well that there will still be plenty for next spring.  If I leave them all to seed we'llprobably have to move!

Weeds in gravel garden

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:02

Our wide gravel edge to the path is now a glorious addition the flower beds, with astantia, hellebores, anemones, ble scilla etc., and all for nothing. 

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:52

We have had tall chives where the bed got rather overshadowed.  Either way, I agree that this is surely an allium of some sort, whether edible or ornamental will need to be seen - the drumstick types may be around that size now? 

Compatable greenhouse plants

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:47

I don't know about harming each other, but they do need differing growing conditions.  Many people reckon they are very hard to grow together.  I'm not sure about that, I just think all cucumber plants hate me!

Help

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:17

Yes, it can be amazing the prices some places charge for plants - they always seem to be the ones that have the better non plant facilites too!  One not  a great distance from us charges £9.99 for the so called 'black grass' which I give away in clumps as it roots so easily - maybe I should open a stall at the door!

clematis

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:13

Very greedy plants are clematis, ground or pot grown - we have both, I use clematis food, lquid seaweed feed and the usual pelleted chicken manure than all the garden gets around now. If it has rained a huge amount and washed many nutrients out of pots I will offer a fresh feed when (if) it dries up again.  Last year was a difficulty for many potted plants as nutrients got washed out almost as soon as put in - not just for clematis either.  

Help

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:55

Wot  - no plants? Go back at once ................

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watch out, watch out ……..

…… lily beetle about 
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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

the unending bane of my life 
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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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For whom do we garden .............

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frosted lilies

any advice? 
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out of season plants

why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

caged fat ball feeder 
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Hazel nut queries

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