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Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 13:25
Good point Berghill, did not think about losing our native plants.I have the Spanish Bluebells in my front garden,& tried to get rid of them last year, only to find they have grown twice as thick this year.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:58
Me too I have pretty orange /pink cowslips and still some native yellow ones.Let the bees do their best!

Hi I'm new here, and would like some advice please!!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 09:15
Thanks Rebecca64 have just seen your reply re friendly remedies for slugs and snails.Will go on website when have bit more time.

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:59
Yes the slugs are just waking up here as well, have a small patch of primroses growing in lawn,they were there one day have half gone the next!!! Also they love my helenium so am ready with "friendly" slug pellets.I grow a lot of plants in pots hoping that I can outwit the swines, but they seem to be able to climb Everest! I grew Rudbeckia last year in pots and they did survive any attacks so give it a try. Good luck.

Hi I'm new here, and would like some advice please!!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 12:21
Hi Rebecca & welcome.I am new to the forum as well.I haven,t asked any questions yet but have made a few comments. I am enjoying reading other folks ideas and comments and everyone seems very friendly.I too live in South Wales but I am in industrial Newport, so my soil is heavy clay, and because it,s damp I get lots of slugs & snails!!! I try not to use chemicals as I want the wildlife to take care of things.Any ideas for natural remedies?

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 11:54
Hi Verdun, yes heleniums can be quite invasive and some varieties need staking, best to lift and split them every 2-3 years.I find the roots a bit naughty, as they spread and suddenly appear 6/7inches from the main plant! Still love them though.


Posted: 14/04/2013 at 11:44
I also leave mine to die down naturally, however now is a good time to lift and divide whilst they are in the "green".Would love to queue up for some freebies but I live in South Wales!!! They'd be dead by the time I got them home!

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:33
Yes, I agree with you Judith,my roses grow well in clay soil,however must watch out for black spot. Not sure whether it's my poor gardening or the wet heavy clay soil! Enjoy your visit to the garden centre Gloucestergirl 13 and good luck with everything.

Need help with different types of plants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 12:33
I grow Helenium as they are very good with heavy clay soil.They come in several lovely shades and the bees particularly love the yellow ones.Be careful though as they are very good at spreading!
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