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Propagating a Yucca

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:39

I have an old Yucca house plant which is looking very tired and I am going to try to start off two new plants from the side shoots, however I'm not sure how to go about it. Should I just cut the shoots off and pot them up or should I leave the cut shoots to harden first? Any advice would be welcome.

Climber wanted for a shady wall.

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 17:23

My seven year old granddaughter has been given a patch of garden to cultivate and has asked me to help her with it. We are both quite excited about it!  I have bought some potatoes. onions, gladioli for the sunny side and hope to grow some beans and sunflowers. However there is a high wall at the other end of this border which appears to be in shade most of the day. I will dig up a few foxgloves to put in for starters but is there a climber tolerant of shade to  grow up the wall?  Ivy is not too popular with her mum and spiky plants such as Pyracantha are out. Has anyone any ideas? Thanks in advance 

Insect identity wanted please, friend or foe?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:30

Thanks for all your replies. Unfortunately I can't positively identify it but OH has helped me via photobucket to upload an image(hopefully!)  I spotted this last autumn by the way.

Insect identity wanted please, friend or foe?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 19:49

Unfortunately I am unable to upload the photo from my computer as it is not recognised as a valid file name.This is a bit frustating but I can describe it as a bit like a ladybird, red with black markings and was suckered on to a leaf. Hope you can help. 

Bluebells- Spanish or English?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 15:41

The Spanish bluebells that come up in my garden are much bigger than the English ones and don't smell so nice. I try and dig them up, keeping the flowers for a vase, but they are not easy to get rid of. 

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 15:34

Our evergreen honeysuckle is used as a nesting site for a family of Dunnocks each year so pruning has to be done in the Autumn.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 20:18

Hi to all my friends from the BBC message board!  I look forward to reading all you discussions again!

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Discussions started by daydaisy

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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My orchid has finished flowering

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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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

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


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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