cairnsie


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Removing Horsetail

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:37

Think your meant to bruise the foliage and apply glyphosate to it I think but I believe it is difficult to eradicate and deep rooted. Saying that being covered by the weed sheet may have weakened it.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:15

Just wanting to ask will I be alright planting out my sweet peas I sowed in mid February they have 3 pairs of leaves now. I am growing spencer special, knee high and cupid. They have been in a cold frame since germination.

Thanks for any help

What's eating my clematis?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:52

I had same damage last year and it was caterpillars check under leaves and around the trellis 

Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:33

I may have a go and see how it turns out. I'm having trouble getting pansies to survive in my soil. possibly pansy sickness or something so thought I would try in a basket.

Anyone side planted pansies in baskets

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:05

Just curious if they look good and cover the basket well.

Shady Area

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 16:09

You could try foxgloves, hostas that's generally what I grow in my shady area

Where do you keep your tender plants?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 22:01

I keep mine inside if they are tender. I have only a mini greenhouse and cold frame. I sow only a limited number of trays of tender plants. You can get away with putting more hardy plants in mini greenhouse (sweet peas, young pansies, I even find carnations do ok).

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:44

To be honest although it has rained a lot we have had no flooding where I live its seems the unfortunate people in the south bore the brunt of it. It has been the mildest winter I can remember. I have only had to de-ice my car for work a handful of times. My fuchsias all still have their leaves and some of my roses were flowering in February. I have built the beds up as drainage was an issue so they no longer become waterlogged. I recently visited London on a train and flooding in fields was shocking.

When to direct sow the following outside

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:19

Thanks for all the advice I may sow half a packet and failing any germination sow the other half much later on.

ranunculus

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:05

Thanks I may try a couple

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