Chrissy the gardener

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Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:29

Amy I bought the dahlias has tubers from my local garden centre.

Pods on my magnolia tree

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 07:56

A good crop of scale insects and the magnolia looks quite large it might be a major job to remove the scale. I find the only methods that work are take them off manually or brush mentholated spirit on them.


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 07:51

Here are some I grew last year, unfortunately I lost the tubers over winter ~~~~

the white one is white star an absolute stunner, im still growing that one this year.

Is it really August?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:09

at my friends garden today, we live down south and the desert cherries are blossoming for the second time !!!


Is this normal ?

i haven't noticed it happening before, is it because I've summer pruned ?

Tomato Plant Allergy?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 08:17

I itch after I've picked runner beans, I think it's the fact that the leaves are slightly hairy.

I also find some relief by rinsing my arms in cold water and wearing long sleeves before I pick. I'm glad you posted this delema I though it was just me.


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 12:15

Last week I entered thease in our local show

And was very pleased to get third, the standard was very high.

great fun

Fagus Dawyck Gold

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:43

Most garden centres will give the heights of plants on a ten year growth, but remember plants don't stop growing what you usually find is after ten years the growth of the plant slows down.

Being fagus I can't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to keep it in cheque by pruning, just remember not to wait until it gets too big do it year on year and keep it to the height you want.

Please identify this plant seen in S W France

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:13

Sorry Janet I can't see any thing, try again.

How do you know so much?

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:11

If you are interested in any subject you will soak up knowledge, The computer is a good place to start, do your homework on the plants you are growing this year, don't try to get bogged down with the intricacies which are not helpful.

Yes you will make mistakes and you will loose plants but when it works it's great.

a word of warning gardening can become addictive but what a nice addiction.

Problem solving

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:05

If you clip them in the sun the leaves will go brown and crumberly also in this dry weather is it getting enough water, it's a type of willow so doesnt like drying out.

a picture of it would be helpful.

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