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photos

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:58

I tried to upload a photo the other day and all I got was a blank square come up. Never had any problems before, it is very annoying

lawn in this hot weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 13:11

I never water the lawn, I feel it is such a waste of water. I always leave the grass a little longer so that it doesn't  dry out so quickly.  You see sprinklers going in a lot of gardens but a sprinkler can use as much water in an hour that a family of four will use in a day. It will soon go green once it starts raining.

Roses

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

I have a climbing  rose in a large pot and it does very well. I have got it climbing up a metal frame i bought that is just pushed into the pot. I grow a lot of plants in pots, I have even got a Silver Birch in a very large container that has been in there for nearly 3 years now and is thriving very well. They just need a little more TLC than plants in the ground, feeding, watering etc. Good luck with yours.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:20

Its been a quite a nice warm  sunny day  here in Bournemouth. Now its pouring with rain which will do the garden good.

Cats

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:12

Currry plants work well my garden, they don't like the smell. When it has rained they smell even more of curry. Someone has also suggested on the forum to use Jeyes Fluid. I thought I would give it a go so I have sprayed it around where the cats come in and where they seem to go in the garden. Its been a couple of weeks since I started this and the last 3 or 4 days I haven't seen a cat in my garden. Coincident? I don't know, but I like to think it is working. The trial continues. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:32

It hasn't stopped raining all day and quite windy too.

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:29

It has to be my Peony. My mum planted this a long time ago so it is very special to me. Does anyone know if you can take cuttings from them?  

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Lupin growing advice needed

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:48

I have Lupins and find them very easy to grow. They come back every year and just look so beautiful.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25263.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 17:33

Beautiful weather here in Dorset, sunny and hot and not cloud in the sky

lilac tree cuttings

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 15:53

144art: I have had my Lilacs since 1999 and I took the cuttings in May. I did use rooting powder and it seemed to work well. You could give willow tea a try, I haven't used it though so I don't know how good it is. I did take a few cuttings to make sure I got at least one plant, I did loose a few. I am one of those people that will try anything, if "they" say you can't take cuttings of that, I will have a go any way, anything is worth a try. Good luck hope your cuttings take.

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