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Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:28

hello Gem, I have been growing a Black Eyed  Susie for years and if you mean Thunbergia, I'm afraid they don't last through the winter and get a bit straggly at the end of the season. I believe there is a perennial type so perhaps you have that variety.  They would always be frost tender whichever one you are growing so maybe a tidying up of the plant would be the most you could do for it but don't build your hopes up! 

Plum tree infestation

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Thank you so much for your reply. Further research has led me to believe that the pest is sawfly lavae and not plum moth so perhaps I might try spraying the tree in spring when the blossom falls. There isn't any other place for my tree to go so it may be worth trying to save this one. Other than that would a pear tree be suitable?

Plum tree infestation

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:08

Hello everyone, I haven't been on the forum for quite a while but now find myself in need of  advice from some of you knowledgeable people out there!  I have had a lovely Victoria plum tree for about ten years and it has given me many pounds of lovely plums over the years, however the plum tree moth is now becoming unmanageable and my trap is not sufficient to kill off enough of the pesky creatures? Could I replace it. Safely with a cherry tree?

What is it?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:27

If it's not a foxglove it could be comfrey, they look very similar. Time will tell!

barrel ponds

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:16

Yes, you definitely need a plant to oxygenate the water but you could try to add something nice As well.Frogs love to lie on the plant pots on hot days. If possible put your plants in a plant pot on something raised. You have to use special pond soil or something low grade to fill the pots as a rich soil will make the water green.good luck wth all of this, I hope it works well for you.  

barrel ponds

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:37

Frogs and other pond creatures like still water. I have had two solar powered fountains and didn't have much success with either of them but then my pond does not get a great deal of sun. Perhaps others on the forum have had more success. 

Problem soil: sandy topsoil on clay sub soil

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:30

If you had a lawn growing on this earth there must be some drainage. Try some sand loving plants and see how they do. I grow some herb type plants on a dry sandy border such as rosemary and lavender. Whatever you dig in your soil it will always revert to its original state unless you completely replace the top soil. I would give it a trial run before spending too much. Good luck!

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:53

David K I was interested to read that you live near Cannock Chase. I had an aunt who use to live in a large wooden house in Brocton  on the edge of the Chase and my cousin and I had great times together on that Chase! 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:47

i am in a small village called Weston in Cheshire. 

What`s eating my marigolds?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:12

You can buy slug pubs or use a margarine tub. Sink the tub in the soil and fill with beer  which the slugs love. They fall in and die happy!  Unfortunately you can trap the odd beetle which is a shame as they are gardeners' friends. I have had success with this method, especialy when my son lived at home! 

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Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Can I make it bloom again? 
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Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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