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Dave Morgan

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cold frame/mini greenhouse

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 16:50

Put some fleece over it bonsai and put it outside. Fleece will act as shading.


Posted: 18/04/2016 at 16:44

It does work Claire. Around now is a good time to use it. I repeat it in about 3 months. Certainly reduces the damage.

Asparagus worry

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 13:55

I don't think I'd worry too much Ken, the weather is probably the reason it's slowed down. It's been warm/cool with no sustained warm spell. Asparagus is tough plant and weather is more often than not the reason for variations in cropping.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 13:52

Looks like a perennial poppy.


Posted: 18/04/2016 at 13:46

Rach nothing in the UK really eats holly, there are some pests and diseases but that's usually visible on the leaves or bark. If it's newly planted it may be slightly shocked and losing leave quite naturally. 


Posted: 18/04/2016 at 13:30

They're dog roses zingo. Cut out the oldest stems to ground level and the remainder by half.

How to train climbing roses and others

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 08:33

Sammy, you use vine eyes into either walls or wood. Which type do you have, the screw or hammer in. Either is acceptable. The screw ones will screw easily into wood, use a screwdriver shaft to get them right in, and into walls you need to drill a hole and insert a wall plug then screw in. The training wires need to be 12- 18 inches apart. Neither the honeysuckle or the hydrangea need a frame, the hydrangea is self clinging, and the honeysuckle is shrubby and can support itself. You can put wires behind if you want but they generally don't need it as they're not climbers.

propogation problems

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 08:19

Damping off? Watering from underneath? Not using tap water?

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:21

Xyz, I think a slug resistant hosta is the Holy Grail of the plant world. You could spot treat with a product called Slug Clear. I know it's not friendly, but it's a solution.

seaweed feed

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:14

Aym I would use it for perennial poppies but not annual poppies. The annuals prefer poorer conditions. The perennial poppies don't seem to need anything though in my experience.

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I won't be using the forum for a while

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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ID please

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Colder weather on the way

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Shrub/Tree ID please

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