Chris 25

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Kiwi problem

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:59

high Tracy,

that's a difficult one, was your pot thoroughly wash and rinsed first, you can pass on diseases from one pot to another. how ever i would suggest lifting the pot check all round under the pot for slug or snail larva carefully lift the plant from its pot and check around its roots you may find its a slug or two, or nesting insects in the base of the plant. most of all change the soil in case it is contaminated

good luck with it


Unknown paeony

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:52

It looks very simlar to  peony white sands  how ever i have never seen a seed pod

it also looks like a hellebore plant white i have, looks the same which it does produce

a seed pod. which i use each year to grow more plants.

but i could be wrong


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:33

They say roses grow in any type of soil, but i found unless it has some good

foundation to it roses will be leggy and prone to diseases, you have been right up to know removing the black spot leaves as they appear  but the problem is did the previous owner do the same if leaves where left to fall on the soil and rot in you have found the problem could be the cause, i would waite now the season is nearly apon us when our gardens are prepared for winter then you be wise to takle the problem.

Prune your roses back hard remove all removed matter and incinerate do not compost it, then remove the contaminated soil if possible and replace with a quality topsoil with a good mixture of well rotted manure from local stables or a farmer

dig in well then after a few weeks just lightly turn it over , come spring all you need to add to the soil is top rose or something similar as per instruction rake it in i think you will find far healthier roses.

Good luck and keep smiling


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:18

It sounds like they have been over watered and the sun is not getting to them

a weekly feed of tomorite/ or organic seaweed should be sufficient for feed try not soaking the actual plant but just the soil around them. Begonias prefer a bright sunny position and should last all season and if cared for they be replanted next year for an even better display. Mine are all last years and look fantastic, i just cleaned them off allowed them to dry out and stored them away.


Newbie Help!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:25

eve your on your way now, so take your time, work from one end to the other, smalll plants towards the from larger to the rear, when you buy plants bulbs etc each will have it overall height and spread take this into account you will not go wrong,

Maybe look at a few fruite tree nothing large dwarf stock, apples pears, cherries the kids will have fun harvesting them in years to come.

eve do not put a wendy house directly on the grass you will find grass will grow through it lay a thick ground sheet down first.

Newbie Help!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:06

Hi Eve , Don't get rattled at least your garden is not an overgrown jungle plenty of scope there i see. the long thin boarder would be great for roses, hebe's and aqualiga

daffodils,tulips in the spring but that grass has just got to go some hard work there, you can hire a turf cutter and lift it that way  then rotavate it until you have a fine till, at some growmore and manure ( you can get bagged stuff from your local garden center its safe and not smelly, if the soil below is rough add some soil conditioner.

If hire is too expensive bribe the old man, ask him to dig it all over at least a spade deep, for his reward he can have a pint down the local LOL.

don't rush straight into it,take your time nothing much will happen whilst the weather is so hot.

encourage your tot by letter him or her help, get them interested early they will have a ball. do not forget the garden is for the whole family an area for the wee ones, area for adults and planting etc.

most of all have fun, contact me if needs be, for advice




Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:37

for those whom quoted that i was winging and expected people to bend over backwards because i am disabled, then you are all highly miss guided , and in one

Clarington   your comments where unwarrented  and rude :

i do not expect the world to turn itself upside down for the sake of my disabilities, however as a paying customer i have the right to see the event as any other person regardless of my disabilities, clearly you are one of those anti disabled persons whom think we get and frequently ask for something for nothing, well thats not me i always pay my way, i payed my taxes, and gave my body, and and sole defending this country , hence my wheelchair okay so kindly do not assume anything or jump to conclusions with unfounded remarks.

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:28

Kef Cheers , My Gardens is very much all i do these days but i wanted a day out

as i have not been for 15 years so i found disappointing and hard going 

i vowed i would never go again.


Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:50

hi folks, i am back in scotland after spending two weeks down south fantastic weather

i purchased in January 2 tickets for RHS Hampton court flower shower, well what a disappointment,  after plashing out £100 on tickets car parking and mobility scooter loan for two of us plus the cost of petrol and accommodation, was it worth it No No No.   i arrived at 10.30 parking and collecting the mobility scooters all okay then it hit me could i get around and see anything  No, hoards of people ignorant or what would not move to let us pass some people even said direct to my face we shoulkd not be allowed in to these places and should watch it tv  so buy the end of the day i managed to see the floral marquee with a great deal of trouble, and one world war one show garden that was all. very angry and very upset especially shelling out nearly £300 in total. 

hanging baskets

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:11

alan a flower disk is seeds of flowers laid between two disolvable materials

they are laid on to a basket filled with compost then lightly covered with compost watered daily hay presto flowers.

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