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Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 19:18

Salvia Royal Bumble and anemone Pink Cinderella 50p each at B&Q. In homebase today, I negotiated a rather bedraggled clematis Julia Correvon for a donation in the charity box. Resul! 

What's wrong with my callicarpa?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:36

Thanks HC. I was tempted to pull it up, but it gets one last chance!

What's wrong with my callicarpa?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:32

Gardeners - the first picture is a callicarpa growing in the same street and is only one plant as far as I can see. The bottom pic is my spindly specimen which has just a handful of berries. What's wrong with it? I've had it about 5 years and Its planted in a sunny spot. Would appreciate an expert view on what I can do to improve its performance. Thanks in advance.


Where in the world are you?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 21:18

I live in West London. On a clear day, I can see Wembley Stadium. Retired 6 years ago. I've always done a bit of gardening, but never had the time to get fully engrossed. Now all that's changed and its developed into an obsession! 

Another ID please

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 16:00

Wow, thanks for the quick replies. Birds are a distinct probability as we get lots of them here.  It dies back in the winter and comes up again in the summer.

Plant ID

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:56

Thanks all. Will it grow from a root cutting? I know the person whose house its growing at so will ask nicely if I can take a piece of it.

Another ID please

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:43

I don't remember planting this climber and have lost any tag it might have had.  Appreciate an ID if you can.  Thanks

Plant ID

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 15:40

Hello Gardeners. Can anyone tell me what this is?  Its an absolute bee magnet as you can see from the photo.  Thanks in advance

Snails in the Lawn!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:14

I go around the lawn at night with a torch and kill any I find. By the next morning, all the bodies seem to have disappeared. Presume the birds have an early morning buffet?

Moss removel from driveway

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:05

I use diluted Jeyes Fluid in a watering can for killing off the moss on our block paving. Leave it until the moss withers, then just brush it off. Works a treat.

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What's wrong with my callicarpa?

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Another ID please

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Plant ID

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Underperforming rhododendrun

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Plant ID please

Plant ID 
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Plant ID

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Help please!

Poorly Strawberry Tree 
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Recommend a rambling rose

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