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Latest posts by Daintiness

Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:24

I have hydrangea petiolaris growing in a north facing position and it is doing well. It takes a while for it to cling to the wall itself so a bit of trellis stuck into your pot would help it on its way.It is in full flower at the moment. I purchased a second plant last year (for school garden) from Homebase at the end of summer - good sized plant in pot with trellis attached. It is now happily growing away in a shady spot on the school wall. Great bargain...knocked down from £25 to £4 because it was losing its leaves...which it does naturally, I love a good bargain!

Should also mention although it is deciduous, you are left with a rich brown tracery of stems in the winter after yellow autumn foliage. I think it is a great plant. Keep it fed and it will look after itself. I'll see if I can post a pic. for you.

Attracting birds

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:15

I agree with Dove. There seems to be some variation in the spelling - spelt with an 'a' it is in my RHS book and comes from the Portulacaceae family and comes from a lot warmer climate than here - South America.

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:51

I too have received a personal message. The first I have ever received in all the years I have been on the board.

"New to the board and very dissapointed that you and others choose to reply with sarcasm. I expected polite and civil replies.
If you cannot have something constructive and polite to say why bother?" Lizanne

Dear Lizanne, I am very sorry that I caused you disappointment. My comment was meant as a light hearted joke and I'm regret any offence I caused. 

You are very welcome to the board and I hope that you will stick around.

Many of us have been on here for years and understand each other's sense of humour. We generally are a good bunch who are quick to say sorry and only too glad to help those with a gardening problem...however over the years there have been ups and downs - people who have turned out not to be who they said they were; people pushing their own product or service; spammers etc. so when a new person starts a thread - especially one which stirs up people's emotions as opposed to asking a general gardening query and then don't enter into the discussion it makes us wary.

Hoping after getting off on the wrong foot we can all get back in step and tiptoe through the daisies together, best wishes  

animal problems

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:36

 I use a conitech Water scarecrow - 100% successful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=7jHYV6nJksw

Don't go for cheap imitations - all the reviews on amazon will tell you they are nothing compared to the real thing.

Mountain ash problem

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:21

Mike, a rowan is not related to the ash family and cannot be suffering from ash dieback. It is known as a mountain ash but belongs to the Sorbus genus. Ash is from a  completely different genus - Fraxinus.

Mountain ash problem

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:15

I had a tree surgeon around to look at my willow (which has to be taken down) and we were talking  over trees. He took a look at my rowan  and my whitebeam and commented that the Sorbus family (of which both are members) die a slow death....both of mine are healthy at the moment but it makes me wonder about yours. He didn't say why they die this way, when he comes back to fell my cracked willow I'll ask him some more.

Best Thornproof Gloves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:17

Yes a bit pricey but worth every penny when I'm cutting my hawthorn hedge - Goldleaf tough touch gloves recommended by RHS.

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:15

Lizanne's one and only post ever by the look of things...is she a relative I wonder or just a 'plant'!!  

Rotavating

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:38

Usually rotovators can just break up the roots and make the whole thing worse. I would cut down the unwanted growth and then get some old carpet and cover the part of the area you want to clear. You say wildlife garden - the wildlife will love the cow parsley and the hogwort.

Plant ID

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:31

It looks to me that it is something the birds have planted - probably a wild cherry...not worth keeping me thinks.

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