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What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:35

Yes - we back on to fields so I suspect mice.....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 16:34

OK - thanks for that ..... I'll try keeping the faith - maybe they are just late - yet 6 or more have already come up and finished.... so I'm not holding my breath....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:20

Maybe...... just odd to see none whatsoever in my area ..... so maybe not climate - more 'pests'??

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:57

Hmm - what I think I will try is a tub planted only with snowdrops and 'netted' - as a 'test' and see what happens.....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:30

Planted loads - some in the green but most as bulbs) a couple of years back.... had quite a few come up last year (but not as many as I planted!)

This year just around 6 have come up looking feeble.....

My garden is on the North Cornwall coast - around a 10 minute walk to the beach - we get lots of strong winds and plenty of rain but never water logged.  Beds are mulched and the cornish 'hedges' (walls) are not.  Neither area has produced.  When I walk around locally there are no snow drops in gardens.... and yet I understood snow drops to be able to flourish just about anywhere .... anybody found similar/ Is it down to location?

 

 

leather jackets - artificial grass!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:28

It seems leather jackets and chafer grub killer is longer available.... 'for domestic gardens' .... this phrase is now regularly 'trotted out'... for nearly all pests it seems... I've been down the nematode route for some time.... but its still not effective enough.....ts a dilellema .... "save the planet' or just 'get rid' without harming other species ... no answer yet it seems.... meanwhile the leatherjackets devour my lawn with or without nematodes.... :-{

Jelly Palms (Butia Capitata) - anyone any experience?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:33

Read conflicting reviews - hardy to -10 ..... only hardy to 0 degrees? - a bit like canary island date palms (canarensis) - only down to 10 degrees?? - not minus 10 just 10 degrees - what nonsense - I managed to keep the growing tip going in minus 5 with minimum wrap....

Anyway .... now live near Newquay, Cornwall (not Hertfordshire as before) - and just purchased two Capitata - stunning looking palms - just hope they can put up with the salty sandy winds (just 15 minute walk to the Ocean) - and maybe a chilly winter? - Ive found wrapping can cause more harm.... the growing tip remains wet and cold for too long ... never gets the chance to 'dry out' - and too late when spring comes around, any hooo .... any hands on knowledge much appreciated!

 

Conference Pear on North Cornwall Coast anyone?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 23:51

6 foot high fences (I know they can create a 'back wash' as it were) - nearly all round - so we shall see....

Conference Pear on North Cornwall Coast anyone?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 23:23

Well - anyway -  visited Newquay GC and questioned the staff who had no idea why my pears had failed .... 'more likely with plums' they said - so bit the bullet and bought another same pear .... last chance ...... 3rd time lucky maybe - a bit bigger and a bit ore expensive of course ..... we'll see what happens :-}

Conference Pear on North Cornwall Coast anyone?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 00:43

New to the North Cornwall Coast I am in a steep learning curve for all of my gardening having come from the 'temperate climate' of Hertfordshire.  Just one example...... the newly planted pear (having been 'acclimatised' for a year in a pot a just a couple of miles or so inland) - flowered like crazy and put out fresh green leaves - all to have been decimated by relatively mild winds of late - blossom and and 'fruit' all dropped and leaves turning black.  The cherry, apple and plum trees are looking good.... getting used to being 'cordoned' against the same South West facing fence as the pear is... .... but early days..... just wondered how your pear tree is if you live in a similar situation....?

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What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Disappearing Snowdrops 
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Jelly Palms (Butia Capitata) - anyone any experience?

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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 23:33

Conference Pear on North Cornwall Coast anyone?

Fruit trees - how has your pear tree done locally...? 
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Stipa Gigantia?

Why isn't it growing? 
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Cornish Hedge - plants to keep ivy and nettles at bay?

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 22:18

Paul Daniels Garden - 'the one show' - name of 'thug' grass?

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Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

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Last Post: 09/10/2013 at 18:12

Nerines - so looked forward and so disappointed....!

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