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Cistus pruning ?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:43

You can do this now. If you leave it until much later in the year it will find it difficult to recover before winter starts. Do not prune it back too hard as you might lose it. I have never lost one but always take cuttings just in case!

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:14

Hi, Could be a leaf cutter bee.

Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 10:09

Looks like an icheumon wasp


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Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 10:33

It seems that you should be taking some of the good advice you have been giving out



One of the big problems today is people do not like being told "NO" they dont like being told what to do for the best, and the same people have problem after problem.


You appear to be having problem after problem not with the content of your messages but the manner in which they have been written and people on the forum have tactfully pointed this out to you.

It sounds like it is now up to you to take on board your own advice and observations and those of the board and see if you can sow your seeds more productively...

Best Tomatoes to grow

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:51

I grow my toms in the gh in the soil. I always grow Gardeners Delight - heavy reliable crop of cherry toms with good flavour. I always grow them in the soil for several reasons - easier to get watering right, no problem with spliting, end rot etc and I think they taste better (Monty said the same last week on GW)


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:45

 This is a picture of the wildlife pond I dug a few years ago. Needs some taming this autumn. We love it. It's full of frogs, toads, newts, so many insects etc. My tip would be to go as large as you can because as soon as you fill it with water and plant it up - it shrinks!!

miniature cacti

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:09

It sounds as though you are doing something right if it is producing babies!! I am afraid I don't know much about cacti but I have seen cacti food on sale in GC. I am thinking that spring would be the best time to feed... Hopefully someone with more knowledge will reply 

Help! Design ideas please

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:06

Maybe, you could tell us what has worked and what definitely hasn't - I am assuming as the lawn is going that it has been a problem. Secondly, what do you want from your garden - somewhere to sit: somewhere for the dogs to pee: vegetables:What surrounds your garden (if anything) to help stop the strong winds etc; are you in a detached property; semi etc. A couple of picture would also help. Sorry, lots of questions but you will egt a better response/outcome from other forum users 

Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:02

Hi, with the pressure restricted there may not be enough pressure to get to the last dripper.I haven't got a pressure restrictor but I had to  put adjustable heads on my dripper points and was able to decrease the flow in the drippers closer to the tap and open the end ones fully in order to get water to reach all drippers. They are easily available  - you twist the red bit and you can turn the water off or restrict its flow...hope this makes sense

Bare honeysuckle plant - is it dying?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:34

I am wondering if it is planted close to the foot of the wall...if it is, it probably is not getting enough food and water and  when it gets to this time of year and is under a lot of stress it drops its leaves. Plants should be planted about 45cm from the base of a wall and then lent toward it. The base of a wall will be a rain shadow area and the footings of the wall will restrict root growth. If you can't replant it further out then I would ensure good water and feeding regime be put in place.

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