David K

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gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:38

Something that strikes me quite forcibly on this forum, is the thirst for knowledge of what & when peeps should be doing stuff in their garden.....and definitely Gardeners' World lets them down badly in this respect.

Given the vast amount of knowledge & experience of fellow members of this forum, I wonder if it would be feasible to start a thread designed to offer such help.....I do try to offer a step by step  guide re growing sweet peas.


Montery Cypress Goldcrest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 11:34

They look seriously impressive, ImpHosta.....personally I've found them to be totally forgiving, except for total shade & cold biting winds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:24

ighten - hope you don't mind (will remove it if you do)  had a little play with your bird pic. 






Camera Corner

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:14

Wow! 640 squids.....50 would be (given that I would want it in the first place) what I would be prepared to pay. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:53
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

The script is all in the wrong order too. The first sentence should be the last one, with the photo just before it. Weird.


Lizzie, I know how annoying this can be.....it's just how it is.

Sometimes it takes me ages to insert a smiley at the end of a message because the cursor always defaults to the beginning....I reckon this is connected to the pics defaulting to the top.

Lovely colourful shots, thank you.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:39


tomstattyead wrote (see)

My Azaleas are about to pop, I have a good camera but how do I transfer my pics onto this forum please. Most of my pictures are on Photobucket,


tomstattyhead - To transfer your pics from photobucket to here:

1) Open up Photobucket and click the pic you wish to transfer.

2) On the right you will see 'links to share this photo', click the box titled  'direct' and you should see it (briefly) say 'copied'.

3) Next, in the message box of this forum click the small green tree on the taskbar's upper right.

4) In the window that opens click 'an external site', then right click the box 'URL' and paste....next click 'insert' and it's done.


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 10:14
tomstattyead wrote (see)

My Azaleas are about to pop, I have a good camera but how do I transfer my pics onto this forum please. Most of my pictures are on Photobucket,


tomstattyhead (love it)  I need to go out just now, but will help with this later, if you haven't sorted it out.


Lovely shots from you, shadoweaver.....many thanks for sharing them.

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:49
Bilje wrote (see)

Blooming heck David that must deal with a massive infestation glad it's not my garden!  I like the idea of this type of natural spray but I'd need to scale it down a bit! I wonder how it works? 

Yes, of course, you'll need to scale it down a tad. Bilje.  It's extremely effective and kills other things, like caterpillars......the active poison is oxalic acid.

It's a contact spray, so will only kill those that it comes in contact with.....so you need to spray under the leaves too.

Oh, and I wouldn't recommend its use on food crops. 

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:43

Could I just add to this thread my recipe for making a very good, organic & effective aphid killer?

You'll need 1kg / 2.2lbs rhubarb leaves, 2 litres / 67 fl.oz water and a few drops of washing-up liquid.

Place the rhubarb leaves into a large pot, add the water.

Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes to half an hour.

Strain off the leaves (and dispose with) allow the liquid to cool, then add a few drops of washing-up liquid.

The solution should be diluted 1 part solution and 9 parts water; in other words, add 9 litres / 2.3 gallons water to create a spray.

This spray should not be stored but should be used within 24 hours to achieve the best effectiveness.

Sweet Peas In Hanging Basket

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:18
JanBi wrote (see)

All of my sweet pea seeds germinated, so I have more plants than I have room for.  

Would they survive in a hanging basket?  I can't decide so I thought there must be an expert out there who could help.



Oh no, not a good idea at all.

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