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Honesty tips please.....

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:37

Oh thanks dove...land girl and nut cutlet such a fast response, will plant and wait...luckily I have much shade to be filled so sounds ideal

Honesty tips please.....

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:26

Hello all....am thinking about planting some honesty....as far as I can see (on the internet) the seeds are more readily available than plugs.  Are there any enthusiasts out there who can advise me about which ones to buy...am looking for a hardy annual variety which could produce the dried discs in the autumn...any advice would much appreciated.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:55

Encourage hedgehogs into your garden....until a few years ago all my tender shoots were being nibbled to nothing then m. Hedgehog moved in and hoovered up the lot...I put out a handful of peanuts for him/her at dusk NB to deter birds from taking for baby food (choking hazard) and in the morning the pile had been hoovered up....if you have aquiet corner you could provide a small house for it....if it becomes a resident, could breed and then you have your own army to pursue slugs to an early death on a regular basis....

Chinese redbud trees

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:59

Mine were an impulse buy also.... 6 for £30.....hey ho.....thanks for the advise...fingers crossed for the spring.


Chinese redbud trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:42

Oh dear, not only have I pruned (was trying to encourage tree shape) but have also been feeding with psychedelic blue miracle grow.....oops. Will be interested to see how yours fare, Bob. Incidentally, have read that they don't like to be moved.... All a bit precious, it seems.


Rose Pruning

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 17:16

I grow rosa rugosa....they are extremely hardy and I usually prune quite late ie around feb/march time....but it's best to refer to the rhs website for specific breeds and their numerous idiosyncrasies.

Chinese redbud trees

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 17:12

I bought 6 trees through the post 2 years ago and duly planted them along side my garden wall approx 3 feet apart with a view to them developing a screen ie for privacy. They have grown well (from 6 inch cuttings to 5ft bush type structures) but are yet to produce any of their famous bright purple blossom. Does anyone have  any experience of growing them? I would be most grateful for any advice to encourage this years blossom. 

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:00

When it comes to rats you need to get the big guns in....either local pest control or rentokil...based on a friends experience...she had rats which chewed through the concrete of her kitchen wall to access her bags of rice in her kitchen cupboards....after weeks of faffing around with traps, poison, my ace mouser Isobel (cat)  etc rentokil turned up and the rats soon met their maker....never to return

New garden....help!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:34

Most nurseries have a designated "casualty corner" featuring withering unwanted plants which are usually about 50p as long as there are signs of new shoots in the plants then the root is active and you can easily rescussitate with some compost when you plant Them at home..just make sure they are perennials and good naturalisers.

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