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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 14:14


I have holes in my sedum leaf, I did think it may be wine veevil, what do you experts think.  I did buy a salution off the internet , used that a couple of weeks ago to try and stop the distruction, it doesn't seem to have got worse.  Of course the leaves that are damaged will no doubt have to stay for now.  Sorry but know nothing about sedums or much about anything that grows.  The plant was given to me for our new border by a friend so want to give it some TLC, are they hardy and what do I need to do to look after it.  A piece broke off so I cut it up and stuck! it in the garden and amazed to say the pieces have grown but need a bit of guidences on care.  regards Chris


Summer's ending

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:22

Weather warm and mixed here in the North West, had a massive down pour yesterday which damaged a couple of my pot display. I took great pride in these as they were my first attempt for a long time so had to tie them up a bit today, but did think as I was doing this job whether it was a sign of summer coming to an end.  But the forcast for the weekend is very warm so will put that to the back of my mind and enjoy each day as they come.  



Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:07

Sorry, only just got back to this thread just to say thanks for the advice not expecting these plants until the end of August so may pot them up and see how they get on.

regards Chris 

Fig trees

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:17

Hi yes I think different bushes will be better nearly got carried away!

The yoghurt pots are family ones so are larger than the single ones but, I will keep an eye on them and change to pots in a couple of weeks.  

Thanks for the advice.



Fig trees

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:45

Hi Chris 2 and Flo Bear, just been on theTrehans website and they have a special offer 4 Poppins 4ltr pots for £30 would the Poppins be a good blueberry.  


Chris 2

Fig trees

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:35

Thanks once again for advice.

BBy went well weather kept dry and warm but a bit overcast.

Update on my Fig Tree it has been given a new pot but realised that I used Miracle Grow compost will that be OK. Also, just received 3 little plug clamatis plants and have potted them into large yogurt pots (my bit to save money) do I keep them inside or will they be fine outside this time of the year.  


Chris 9

potato sack compost

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:28


I hope you don't mind me jumping in, I have put potatoe seed in two compost bags for christmas but amazed that they have grown so quickly they have grown to the top of the soil so I have now filled it up again with compost is that correct or should I have left them until some more green had grown.  I think I may have planted them too early for Christmas as I have just read to plant the end of August so decided to buy a couple more.  



Fig trees

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 12:26

Thanks Chris2,

That sounds promising and how wonderful to pick your own blueberries they are such lovely little morsals , I have seen on one of the seed website not sure which one off hand,  that they have 3 different blueberry bushes to buy and I think they are early, mid and late crops so may treat myself to these bushes for next years crop.  Thanks for all the great advice and the encouragement from everyone.  Chris2 what do you call large pots!

BBQ this afternoon with family, first one in our new garden and extension hope the weather stay good only there is cloud cover and is a bit cooler today, nevermind the burn sausages will tast great

regards Chris

Fig trees

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 14:55

Hi Thanks for the response,

Lily 2 your tree looks great, I don't think my garden is big enough to let it spread that much, unfortunately! thanks for the photos.

Italophile. I am goint to keep it in pot so will transfer it into a larger one and will cut it down as suggested in the winter, can I use the bit I cut off.

Thanks again for photos and great advice. 




Fig trees

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 18:56

 Hi I have received my fig tree today from The Telegraph Gardening section and so pleased with it and with the price £11.99.  It came well packed and looks really healthy,  I have put it next to my garden brush to show the size.  Just one question would you leave it in this pot or should I plant it into the next pot up.  Would be grateful for any advice. 

Regards Chris

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