Daintiness


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Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:04

Hi, it will be a shrub not a tree. It will depend on a couple of things whether you put it in a pot or not - first your soil. Blueberries need an acid soil so if you can grow rhododendrons, acers or camellias successfully in your area the soil should be fine for it to go in the ground. What part of the country are you in?

It will need an open and sunny site that is sheltered from strong winds whether in a pot or not. There are easy enough to look after but will be more work in a pot - as they will dependon you for food and water. They have lovely autumn colour and are an attractive shrub.

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:59

I agree with Salino. I don't think it is a stipa at all, it's completely the wrong shape and the leaves too stiff. Could we have a close up of the leaves and centre of the plant?

container plants prematurely dying

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:54

Hi, What are the plants that you have planted and want to cut back - as you may have to do different things depending upon what you have planted.

Followed threads

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:50

I have personal messaged Daniel and hope he will respond as things have not improved - hit and miss with followed threads!

sacrilege or what?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:52

I've given up watching it in real time - watch it on iplayer when I remember.My Mum (now 80) lives in NI which has different timings again  frustrating her greatly - I bought her a set top box that records the series for her whenever it is on which has saved her sanity and mine!

Clematis id needed

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:45

Following on from what Jojo said - Aldi are selling clematis in flower - 6 different named varieties . Only one of them is similar to mine -  Mrs Cholmondeley....what do you think? Could my purple one be her?

Would members be interested?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 01:15

Wow!! I expected my writing to come before the advert and it has come out so large too 

It should have read that I got this email today and wondered if anyone has heard of or used this weedkiller or one containing the chemical mentioned? I thought it mmight be interesting for organic gardeners.....

I have no vested interest in the company or product , just sharing new info. as the title of the thread suggested 

Would members be interested?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 01:10
It's Finally Here...A natural weed killer that is harmless to pets and wildlife

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The main benefit of this weedkiller is that even at low temperatures it is still effective and completely biodegradable.

Manufactured by Neurdorff - researchers and manufacturers of environmentally friendly pesticides and fertilisers since 1854.
I got this email today and thought it might be interesting to others - anyone tried it? or heard of it before?


This weedkiller has a long-lasting effect on a broad range of weeds including meadow grass, dandelion, clover, stinging nettle, chickweed, chamomile, speedwell, buttercup, creeping thistle, mosses and algae.
Contains pelargonic acid and maleic hydrazide, both of which biodegrade harmlessly into the soil and do not leave lasting contamination.

Available in 3 different sizes from as little as £4.98

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3 Litre Spray

Suitable for use in gardens and on allotments
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Dying Rowan Tree

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 23:29
H Rowan-Mountain Ash Diseases

Healthy Mountain Ash trees are gorgeous specimens that can help brighten up even the most unattractive yards. However, the species is not immune to diseases that can rob it of its beauty and charm.

Among the most common infections that afflict the Mountain Ash tree include:

  • Cytospora Canker: This fungal disease targets the tree's trunk and branches by peppering it with brown, irregular shaped cankers. The ugly pimple-like masses can ooze and spread throughout the Mountain Ash. In severe case, the disease can kill the tree.
  • Fire Blight: This infection kills the tree's flowers and leaves. Symptoms include black leaves, brown flower clusters and spores that ooze slime and infect the tree's branches.
  • Leaf Spot: This shows as irregular, brown spots on leaves. If left untreated, tiny, black spores will form as well. Advance cases also cause leaves to drop prematurely.

Mountain Ash is also susceptible to sawflies which can defoliate the tree within a few days.

 Found the above while surfing and thought it might help you with a diagnosis!

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:40

I had a wonderful day out at Hyde Hall today  - the weather was fantastic, the gardens a delight - beautiful displays and combinations. Their fruit and veg patch was great with  a massive pumpins, squashes and marrows romping for England  and beautiful looking melons - grown outside. There were of course lots of exhibitors selling plants and I came away with some lovely salvias  

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