Latest posts by ChristyRose

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Black Plastic Bins

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:14

The black bins that people used to put their bin bags in?  Before wheelie bins came along.  I've never grown carrots before.  I've just heard alot about carrot fly.

Black Plastic Bins

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:05

I was wondering what everyone thinks about growing veg in the black plastic waste bins. I had an idea to grow carrots in one as they are high of the ground and I thought it would deter the carrot fly.  The bin was in the sun today and it smelt really bad of plastic and I wondered if the plastic would contaminate the soil?

Talkback: How to deadhead flowers in summer

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:52
Hi. I have been dead heading my dwarf buddleias the same as my large shrubs and they seem to be responding well.

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:50

Has anyone tried Slug gone Wool Pellets?  I thought they were absolutely brilliant until I saw a snail walk straight across it but 99% of the snails didnt like it at all and turned back.  Think the lure of my sunflowers was enough for that brave soul to venture across!!  I have also put some copper tape around my sunflowers.  Fingers crossed

Can cherry trees get fire blight?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:16

Does anyone have any ideas as I am think maybe I should cut it down and plant something else there.

Can cherry trees get fire blight?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 18:00



 Sorry it has taken me so long to unpload these photos.  I am abit worried as I've just read that others have had this problem and it might be bacterial canker.  Should I just dig it up and plant something new there?  Also I have other cherry trees in my garden.  Will it affect them too?

Can cherry trees get fire blight?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:26

I have a prunus autumnalis.  it about 3 years old and the past couple of years its hardly had any leaves.  My mum had a look at it today and she thought the new leaves had been caught by a cold wind and then she wondered if it had fire blight.  There are some healthy leaves on the top of the tree but the rest looks quite sad.  It didnt flower much this winter either.  Any ideas?


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:29

I planted my seeds on the 31st March and only 1 has come through so far hmmmm.....


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:00

Mine is looking abit damp at the base of the plant.  I pulled a branch off and it was rotten so I think it must've got too wet in the winter.  Hopefully one of the cuttings will take.  Its only been there for about 3 years.  So when planting a new plant is it a good idea to dig in alot of grit around the plant?


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:50

Thats a good idea.  I have just potted up 3 cuttings so if the plant does die hopefully one or two of them will take.  I pulled off a branch from the bottom and it was quite rotten so maybe it just got too wet over the winter.

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Black Plastic Bins

Growing veg in plastic bins 
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Can cherry trees get fire blight?

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Poorly buddleia 
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Talkback: Making a stumpery

Am thinking of doing a similar thing. I have built a pond in my garden and nearby I want to put piles of wood and ferns for the frogs and t... 
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Blanket Weed

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Talkback: Growing honeysuckle

Very interesting. I didnt realise they were woodland plants and should be planted in the shade. Though saying that - my honeysuckles plant... 
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Talkback: Lawns and wildlife

I see blackbirds daily on my lawn. Think they are digging up worms. Feel awful when I cut the clover heads off when mowing the lawn but I ... 
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