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Unknown Bugs - help!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:35

Third are leather jackets, you can get nematodes for them and the others.

Various questions/seeking views.....

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:53

Don't be discouraged Red. Gardens take time, and huge effort. I can see what you mean by clinical at the front. Curved beds make a bigger impact and make them deeper you can then have different heights within the beds, even different colour scheme's for each bed. Pick plants which will cope with the soil, you can grow a lot in clay, more than most people realise. You can create different conditions within beds or different conditions in each bed if you wish to give you different rooms with a path round the garden to view each bed, like a journey through the seasons. You have a blank canvas, don't be afraid to be ambitious. 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:19

How have us gardeners lived so long with all that poison about, can't fart these days without someone telling you it's bad for you.

Various questions/seeking views.....

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:10

Red, it's lovely. Maybe a climbing rose or clematis up the pergola posts and the arches. Paint the fence, then find some clematis to break up the expanse of fencing.

As for cutting's, the scabious can be propagated by division in autumn. I find that one planted now is usually three or four by autumn. The gaura, can be propagated by root cuttings or simply digging some of it up taking a few roots and potting them up, mine go mad every year and I have to spend an afternoon in autumn thinning it out. Lythrum, again by division and the Agastache, it's far easier than trying cuttings.

As for alliums see the link to the RHS below.

You've done a great job so far, just have confidence and don't be afraid to make mistakes, we all do as long as it looks good to you, then you'll be happy with it.

Not sure if slugs will dislike brass, I think not as brass isn't conductive.

The front garden, I'll let other's give you their suggestions.



Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Gardening is such a personal thing I find. My garden, which is being re constructed, has a tad of order, but as many have said, it's not a show garden. I like plants and as such, if I like it I find a place for it, even if it doesn't conform to the colour wheel or the stricture's of the gardening guru's bibles. Semi organised chaos is nature's way and who am I to impose order on it. If it looks good to me then that's how I like it. Everyone is different, OH is highly organised, I go with the flow. Even on the allotment, where order is often recommended, mine ain't! We all love what we do and as long as I can see beauty in it ( and OH is happy), then I'm happy.

Best Thornproof Gloves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:14

Hi everybody. I know some of you don't wear gloves to garden, I do, especially as some of the people I garden for have overgrown gardens which need sorting out.

I go through gloves like nobodies business, so have any of you got any recommendation's. Something tough but flexible.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

photo's part 2

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:16

Lovely iris collection.

Rose problem

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:14

The roses are leggy because they are reaching for light. They sound like shrub or rambler roses, both will lose lower leaves if light isn't allowed to get to the stems. It's the lilac that's the problem. If you can move the lilac and then prune the roses by a third and feed them.

As for the brambles, cut them down to ground level and as the new growth appears spray with a strong glysophate solution. If you can dig some of them out all the better the roots don't go too deeply. Keep a watch out for any new growth if you dig them out and spray as it appears

something attacking my Fruit Bushes??

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:07

What fruit do they produce?


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:05

What potting medium do you use?

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