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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 13:03

Thank you everyone I shall try the seaweed as we are close to the beach.Also I will keep an eye open for farmyard manure.We get inundated with slugs and snails so maybe seaweed would be best. I do put bark chippings around the plants.


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:31

The soil in my only border is very sandy and does not hold the water, what can I do to improve it please ?

anyone know what type of caterpillar this is please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:37

I get those every year so how do I get rid of them

crown imperial

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 10:04

Hi everyone,

         Thanks for all the help. I do grow mine in tubs as 3/4 of my garden is tarmac with just two narrow borders. I have 3 in a tub that is abut 10 across, so will lea\ve them and fingers crossed for next year.

        I also have another query,I had a chocolate vine growing last year it was fantastic but over the winter has died.

crown imperial

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:24

Why is it that all my crown imperial bulbs never flower, they have good foliage and I follow planting instructions to the T! but never have any luck

snowdrops and crocuses

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:39

Help, why have all my snowdrops and crocuses disappeared.I have just one crocus

bloomingand not one snowdrop despite planting 100 single and 50 double last year.


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 20:02

I have several lady birds in my sitting room and would welcome any tips on keeping them alive through the winter


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:32

Thank you very much for the help my neighbours are a young couple and have little knowledge of gardening,but want rid of the bamboo so will tell them what to do.

lily beetle

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:32


    My daughter tells me that lily beetle has to be reported to the R.H.S. if this is true who do I report it to?

    Also my neighbour's have bamboo that is beginning to creep into my garden.Can anyone help in getting rid of it, they want to as well.Any help would be very much appreciated.

Is this Arum Lily?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:23

They could be dragon arum which can grow quite tall and has beautiful flowers a bit like wild flower cuckoo pint but much larger and a deep burgundy colour. Just one thing a couple of days after the bloom has opened it has the smell of rotting meat this is to attract fly's to pollinate it.

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which is the best fertiliser/plant food for tubs with variety of plants shrubs and climbers 
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best plant food /fertiliser for my garden.

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