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Please can you identify

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 06:44



Please can you identify

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 11:22

Hi all, 

I was out in portugal last summer and spotted these flowers by the roadside. Please can anyone identify the name or give some growing tips?



does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 22:49

apprently smells like rotting meat

Basil leaf damage

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 11:13

Thanks for the advice

Talkback: Dealing with aphids

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:08
Found a brilliant trick for smoker gardeners.
Save your old cigarette buts and ash. Mix it with a solution of water and leave to sit for a day, then strain off the liquid (throw away the butts) and mix the liquid with some soap (liquid is best) then spray on the plants. Harmless and very effective.

Basil leaf damage

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:04

After having torrential rain for the last few days the basil in my windo box has developed some brown spots on the leaves and they are starting to fall, could this be caused by over watering?

Yes there is good drainage.


Talkback: Bluebells

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 11:01
I have a huge ammount of bluebells in my garden, they are sprouting like crazy now and should start growing the first stems shortly. Every year (for the last 6 years I have collected the seeds and scattered them around the wooded area at the bottom of my garden and now have an amazing spread of them (compared to a few years ago. They are also in my borders so I have to be very carefull when planing new plants.

Talkback: Brambles

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 12:31

I have resigned myself to the fact that there will be a permanent spot for brambles at the bottom of my garden where the foxes live. I have managed to erradicate them from the rest of the garden and provided you cut off any long tendrals before they touch the ground (which is when these root and form a new plant) they are pretty easy to keep under control. As well as this they are excellent for attracting butterflies and bees and provide stunning fruit ...

Talkback: Dog urine on lawns

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 12:19
loving the sound of tomato juice I am growing tomatoes this year and can never get through them but my dog loves them. 1 a day might do it.. Although I dont get yellow patches on my lawn from her urinating on it..

Talkback: Aphids

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 12:15

I am going to try a shotgun this year after several failed attempts at control last year..

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