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Strawberry beds

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:47

Not unless you get huge quantities of the stuff. Bird poo is an organic fertilizer and was extensively used years ago. Nowadays it's not used as much in europe or the west although it's still used in developing countries as a cheap fertilizer.

You should have good strawberries!

Please recommend a lavender - will be in a large pot.

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:28

Really depends on what you want to achieve. Lavenders all require sun and good drainage. Have a look on the crocus website for good pictures of the flowers, heights and spreads. Then just choose, it's difficult to recommend anything, as your question is a bit open, but a good rule is to be happy with the choice you make as taste is a very personal thing.

All the lavenders are good performers if treated properly, you have to be happy with the choice you make. 


What am I?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:07

It is welsh poppy, I have loads of them in my garden, gorgeous little things and will brighten up a shady place.

Lawn care

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:04

Cutting a lawn now, especially if on wet ground, risks tearing, instead of a clean cut.

This can leave lawns patchy. I won't cut mine for another few weeks yet, so I'd leave it for now.

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 23:07

Cleo, you have joined what is probably the best gardening forum available, anywhere in the world. So welcome and no question is stupid so never be afraid to ask, no matter how small or silly the question you may think it is.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:59

I use them, they do work. My garden was full of slugs last year despite the dry weather, at the moment even with this warm spell there are fewer about, so I will be using them again this year pretty soon to keep on top of them. I grow mainly slug resistant plants, however I hope treatment will allow me to grow some delphiniums which don't look like a string vest with days of coming up.

Leaf Pruning - is there such a thing?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:45

Pick off the diseased leaves and burn them asap, then you can prune quite hard and mulch with well rotted manure/compost and give them a feed as well, they should romp away in a few weeks.

I'd prune out the old stem as WOH is very healthy and sends up plenty of new shoots from the base, this will keep it nice and bushy, same with shropshire lad.

pergola - wisteria or clematis?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 23:07

Try the large flowered clematis, you'll get two shows of flowers and they can look quite spectacular, just right for arches, or through a climbing rose, lovely display.

pergola - wisteria or clematis?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:44

Wisteria needs a large sunny wall really, they can go to 9 metres. You can train them on pergola's and they can look very good, it depends on the size of the pergola, the bigger the pergola the better wisteria look. If it a small pergola, I'd go for clematis instead.

The greenhouse

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:37

Yes now and give the glass a wash and disinfect. It may still get cold at some point, so this week coming is ideal.

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

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