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lawn problems

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 15:22

HI Mike, I read in March edition of Gardeners World that these bees are called Tawny mining bees and they build their nests in sunny lawns and borders from March to May. They say that these bees are harmless and do not sting. Gardeners World says they are at risk as gardeners often mistake the mounds for ants nest. I don't know how many you have in your lawn but if you can, try and leave them where they are, bees need all the help they can get. Good luck

Eradicating ivy

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 17:55

Hi Abbie, try Roundup it works wonders on bind weed and I have found it does the job on Ivy as well. Spray it onto the leaves and hopefully it should work, you may need to do it a few times. Good Luck

Non Flowering Daffodills

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 17:49

Thank you Kate, they are in quite a sunny position and yes I do remove spent flowers but I will lift them this year and replant and hopefully they should be flowering better next year. At least I've got a few in flower, so its not all bad.

Non Flowering Daffodills

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 12:42

My Daffodills have all come up, I planted them in groups in 2009. I have fed them and loved them and spoken to them nicely, left them to die down before removing their leaves, but in each group only a couple of them have flowered and I have got mostly leaves. Last year and the year before they flowered so well and looked so lovely but this year its as if they are on strike. I am sure that someone out there in our great gardening family can tell me why and may be what to do.

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 12:30

HI Maria,  Golden Showers is mean't to be quite a nice climbing rose, it is a lovely bright yellow and is said to flower its socks off for a long time.

so the toms leeks and parsnips whats your plans for the weekend

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 17:52

I'm going to be admiring my new, well newish greenhouse, picked up on Gumtree, and working out where things are going to go. I already have a greenhouse but you know how it is, no matter how big it is, it is never big enough. So my lovely husband has adapted an 8 x 6 down to a 5 x 6 and squeezed it into a corner of the garden. I will be able to use it to harden my young seedlings off before going out into the garden and overwinter several large pots and it will  also be somewhere to grow my cumbers.  

Arrrrrrgh!

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 17:53

Hi Bob, someone else  has asked just the same thing. I found that Roundup works wonders. It took a while but I managed to get rid of it in my garden. I made a shield with an old drinks bottle by cutting off the top and bottom so its open both ends so that you can protect other plants that are near when you spray it on. Just put the cut off bottle over the  bind weed and spray the roundup into it. Hope it works for you, its horrid stuff bind weed.

Bind weed

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 16:51

I also agree, Roundup is the best. I had lots of bind weed in my garden and Roundup was the one that got rid of it, it takes a while but it does work. If I do see any popping its ugly leaves up it gets a blast of Roundup so it doesn't stay in my garden for long. Good Luck 

diamond jubilee

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 18:45

Hi Susan, I have ordered the free petunias that are on offer in Gardeners World Magazine, they are red white and blue and should look great in a hanging basket. You could try Busy Lizzies, Pansies or Lobelia. All will look lovely in baskets or beds. Ivy leaved Pelargoniums will look good tumbling over baskets.  

What do I need for my greenhouse?

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 18:01

Hi meema, my greenhouse is heated by a small electric heater and I also use horticultural fleece when the weather is really cold. I always start my seedlings off in propergators that I put on my kitchen window cill then when they are large enough I pot them on and leave them in the greenhouse to grow on so you might want to get some seed trays or small pots. My greenhouse is isulated with bubble wrap for the winter, I've also got a min max thermometer so that you can see what the lowest and highest temp was. I don't know if you have Lidl near you but this week ours are doing offers on things for the garden and greenhouse like propergators, fleece ect. I to can remember how excited I was about my greenhouse and I just wanted to buy everything, good luck I know you are going to love it. 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

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