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Buzzy lizzies

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 10:31

I have had beautiful displays of buzzy lizzies (in pots), but suddenly the blooms have gone, they look like they are dying.  Would anyone know if this could be over watering as we have had a lot of heavy rain recently.  Or maybe the opposite.  If not what am I doing wrong.  I have grown buzzy lizzies for years and they normally go onto late September.  If antone can help it would be most appreciated


Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:11

Thanks dovefromabove, sorry I have been so long replying, but  I have just found you and five others on my ignore list, how you got there I do not know.  There was no sign of cat poo.  But since a good down pour nothing has been dug up since. Fingers crossed


Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:29

Does anyone know a way to get rid of mildew, and when to do it?


Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:28

Having just planted our front garden three weeks ago, we woke one morning to find scratch marks round the plants, thinking it may have been cats scratching the new top soil, I put cat powder round the plants, this smelt like garlic.  Three days later we woke to find two of the plants broken and half the garden raked onto the pavement.  Do you think this could be foxes and if so what do I do?

Relaying lawn

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:25

Thanks to all of you, but I forgot to mention one thing, we have clay soil and unless we  get a pneumatic drill on the lawn we will not be able make any holes.  I'm not kidding it is as hard as rock, we are also in Kent and we do not get too much rain.

Relaying lawn

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:38

Hello, it's me again, it's all go here.  We have just had a new patio layed, which now makes our lawn look yuk!  If we topsoil over the existing grass and then lay turf will this be ok.  The original lawn is like a rock.  Ant ideas thanks

Front garden

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:59

We have for many years had a hard standing on our front garden, as we all had cars including the children.  Now they have all left home, we have decided to kango up about 12ft x 3ft and put in plants.  Has anybody got any ideas what to plant.  We do not want hedging, but something that is colourful during the winter and summer.  The sun is on the front from 11a.m and all afternoon.  The garden is also next to the pavement.  We would like plants no higher than 12-18 inches high.  Any ideas?


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:36

Thanks everyone.  Maybe I will try again with slug pellets.



Posted: 15/06/2014 at 10:47

Has anyone had this problem?  My mum put about 50 marigolds in pots out last week, within 5days there was not one single leaf left, just bare stems.  Has any one any idea what has attached these? Is there anything we can do in the future

New laurel?

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:18

During the recent winds and rain we have lost our back fence.  We have a very healthy laurel bush/tree.  Is it possible to take cuttings from this to make a laurel hedge to take the place of the fence.  If so when and how do I do this.

Happy new year to you all.

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Weed or flower

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Front garden

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New laurel?

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