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midges

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:54

Oh reading these messages takes me back to many happy holidays in Scotland. I remember the midges very well! The worst we had were at a caravan site near Loch Maree. You just did not go outside after 5pm! Even the dog didn't want to have a tiddle at bedtime because he was swarmed with them. I'm very allergic to bites and my face blew up all swollen and red. What a miserable time we had. We get monster mozzies down here, about an inch long with a very nasty nip, but nothing like Scottie midges!

Poppy seed

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:43

I collected 6 different types of poppy seeds from friends and neighbours last year and scattered the whole lot across a bed under my magnolia tree. I'm disappointed to say that not one plant came up. Not a sausage! I'm gutted to say the least. Yet nextdoor have plants coming up all along the tarmac path and in cracks of walls. What did I do wrong? Am I likely to get some next year instead?

How should I shape my pittosporum

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:33

Am I being inattentive , because people keep talking about pitto. flowers. I've got 4 different varieties in my garden and have never seen a flower on any of them. I know they are supposed to be small flowers but when should I get the magnifying glass out, which month?

buried snails

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:29

Watch out everyone. I went to fill a new planter with MPC from an opened bag today only to find something had been laying eggs in it. Nice white round balls just like the ones I found attached to the snail last week. Glad I spotted them as that would not have been a good start to the plants would it?

buried snails

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 11:32

Lokelani I did the same and when they got to a foot high I thought they'd be ok.  oh no the creature have still decimated them. Might have to grow them in pots permanently. I will not give up!

How should I shape my pittosporum

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 19:24

Thanks Frank and Gardening Grandma. 2 very useful bits of information

buried snails

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 09:24

Oh! Flobear, too much information before my breakfast! Was very brave last night and went out with a torch and a pair of scissors. Did some snipping in half but what a mess it leaves. Yuk. Hope the rain washes the patio off today. Then there will be another lot out tonight. I've just got to be brave and not so squeamish!

How should I shape my pittosporum

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 22:12

I've got a couple of those that are suddenly getting a bit large and was wondering today what I could do. I did think I might take off some of the lower stems so that I can plant under it a bit, but I'm not sure what to do about shaping the top as I don't want it to look beheaded!

Plant Identification

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 21:50

Yes it's very indestructable. I had one with 2 large trunks and decided to saw one off at ground level. It is shooting lovely new stems up in just a couple of months. And there was me worrying that I might have killed it! No chance!

Orlaya grandiflora

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:31

That's really pretty. Not heard of that before. We keep learning every day. I found a link to Derry Watkins nursery and they said it was a hardy annual thay may self-sow.

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