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Shrubs in containers

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:54

You should be fine if there are already acid loving plants growing well. You have done your research on positioning - they should enjoy the freedom of the soil.

Shrubs in containers

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 22:14

Check the ph of your soil - I don't know what area you are in. You might need to add some ericaeous compost/mulch around your plants  which like an acid soil.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:29

That's very kind of you Verdun!   Not an artist just the right plant in the right place. I bought the trailing begonias several years ago and have over wintered them ever since then. Three tubers in each basket that cost me nothing but reward me with a good show with a long flowering period every year. 

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:14

I think alot has to do with the siting of the baskets - they need shelter, warmth and enough sun. The begonias in the photo elow do really well at the front of my house but when placed on the rear house wall with the same compost, watering etc.


didn't do half as well.

Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I'm sorry to say I don't think your  seeds will do very well as it will just too hot for those plants over there When I was in Pakistan I grew Pomegranate, bouganville, jasmine, oranges. If i were you I'd get down to your local nursery and take alook at what they have on offer.

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:09

Geranium sanguineum again!

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:08

Geranium sanguineum

Front Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:36

Which way does your garden face? What was under the gravel - have you got a weed suppressing membrane, hardened soil...?

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:27

For the tree stumps I would treat with brushwood killer/stump killer and then I'd  put a black bin liner  over the stump, tying it in place and forget about it for a year. The brambles, bindweed etc you already have good advice for - keep being persistent but be careful when applying glyphosate or any other weedkiller that you don't get it on your crops - the bindweed may take several doses but you can be sure your crops just need one drop to keel over!

Mothers Day present

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:17

I think they are marigolds too. We always plant them at school as they are easy to handle, quick to germinate and flower.

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