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can anyone advise

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:41

They had it in the RHS garden Hyde Hall. They sprayed it with glyphosate several times. I've heard that you trample on it first to bruise it.


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:38

Did you have that flush of hot weather where you live? Were the leaves hit by the sun when they were very new? I live in Dordogne in France and that has happened here before. Friends in England told me it had been in the mid 20s having been cold before. I don't think it is rust or even a disease, it looks physiological.

Protecting young plants from rabits

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:31

Here is a link from the RHS which may help choose what to plant.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=209 

Wonderful memories

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:27

I have that book too. I also have one called Food from your Garden which was my veg growing Bible when I started, over 40 years ago.


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:15

They are hungry thirsty plants. If the weather is dry they need watering, a proper weekly soak is better than a sprinkle. Slugs and snails like them and can eat new shoots and the bark around older shoots. Clematis can also get an illness called clematis wilt which causes them to collapse suddenly. Planting them deeply helps to prevent this.

Watering my young Cherry Blossoms

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:11

I would water them in dry periods for the first year, but not in winter. A good weekly soak is better than a light daily sprinkle. But, of course, if it's been raining and your earth is properly damp there would be no need.

Outside mirrors

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:07

I don't think birds do fly into mirrors. They see themselves flying in the mirror and swoop away thinking it's another bird. Windows are another matter.

Never done any gardening before advice needed.

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 18:17

When you say stones, do you mean small gravel stones or big paving stones? If gravel, I would spray the grass with weedkiller, then put down a weed supressant fabric that lets water through then the gravel. Weeds grow up through gravel otherwise.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 10:59

I think it's a horrible painting, the stuff of nightmares. Would be better if the rich buyer (not that I know anything about them) had spent his millions on something more worthwhile, like setting up a charity for people in difficulty or opening a help centre.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 10:14

Morning all.

Heavy rain was forecast this morning but it hasn't happened so I'm about to go outside and start my pots. Rained a lot yesterday.

I wanted to watch 3 Girls but I also wanted to watch the programme about people who had only a short time left to live, A Time to Live, and we can't have iPlayer in France so I missed 3 Girls as they were on at the same time. I wish the BBC had a +1. Missed the 1st episode of 3 Girls anyway as that was the day we travelled home and we didn't watch any TV.

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