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Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:29

 One of my Sum & Substance hostas in it's second year - they're growing in difficult conditions under mature ash trees so they have to cope with quite a bit of dryness from time to time. As you can see, no slug/snail damage

Trumpet Vine / Campsis radicans - is it dead?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:16

Mine's not doing anything yet

plant help

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:15

Casting my mind back a long way to 'O' level biology the word 'stomata' comes to mind

troublesome felines!

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:01

Lots of threads here - you'll find some of them get quite heated.

fungal infection

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 18:03

Yes - a dog lichen.

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 18:02

Oh, and of my hostas - Sum and Substance has to be the favourite - such a bold bright green, so large and so tough the slugs and snails seem to leave it alone

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 18:00

I'm so glad I bought Viburnum Bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' rather than Dawn or Deben - it is absolutely gorgeous, less pink -  white with just a blush - so elegant.

And of my hellebores, I just love Mrs Betty Ranicar the best - she is so pretty and holds herself so well.

worm infestation

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:56

Good???  It's flippin' marvellous - lucky you!!!

fruit tree wash

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:29

Berghill - is it the Vitax one?  It's recommended for organic growers  

Thoughts please

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 17:26

I'm older than you and female - I use a border spade - slightly smaller blade than a standard spade which makes it easier to dig plants up and move them around in the border.  I also use it on the veg plot.

I like a stainless steel spade with an ash shaft (then if the shaft does break it can be replaced) and a 'Y' shaped handle.  Just my personal preference but it's what suits me.   I've found Draper to be a good make.

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