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Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:16

Good morning KEF 

The builder and his mate who's keen on wildlife gardening are coming on Tuesday/Wednesday to finish the pond and do some other odd jobs indoors and out 

The pond-liner will be delivered on Monday - or even today, I've just had an email saying it was dispatched last night.  The liner is guaranteed for 40 years, so should see me out (now I sound like Ma !!!)

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:06

Oh yes they do eat flowers - if it's tasty they'll eat it - flower, veg ......... all the same to a rabbit! They don't read the labels 

The RHS site has a list of plants that they're not quite so keen on 

Prunus Amanogawa

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:02

Oh dear, please don't prune the top out - it'll look horrid and you'll be disappointed 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:58

That sounds a lovely day MrsG - isn't Punkdoc around that neck of the woods - give him a wave from us!  

irises changing colour

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:56

I've heard of this happening before, but have never found out why, so I decided to do some googling which produced this link 

I have no idea of the horticultural/scientific background of the posters but the answer is interesting ............ 

Lavendar novice balcony question please?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:45

Hi PeterM

Tell us more about the balcony -  lavender needs plenty of direct sunshine - does it get that on your balcony?  Which way does it face and do the balcony sides keep the lavender in shade during the day?  If so that may well be the reason it's not flowering. 

Rose cuttings - leaves turning yellow - HELP?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:40

Don't panic - I'd move the pot into a sheltered place outside - keep the soil damp but not wet and soggy.  Hopefully by this time next year you'll have some healthy new growth.  Don't worry about the current leaves yellowing - the reason is as Dave explains.  

Don't worry about feeding until next spring. 

As for whether it will come true to the original - the grafting only affects the vigour of growth, it will not affect the appearance of the flowers - you might find that your new roses are more vigorous than their parent. 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 06:32

Tracey - hand that jumper over to Lily - she seems able to stretch things without even trying! 


Whoops, where are my manners - Good morning everyone   

A bright sunshiney morning, temps only down to 5.1 last night, but the forecast says thunder and hail today and more of the same tomorrow with a frost tomorrow night!  I shall fleece the fig today as the little figs are beginning to swell temptingly 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:35

Feet going up now and knitting to be done - see you tomorrow folks - sweet dreams 

Please can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:32

Euphorbia lathyris or Caper Spurge - it's a good plant in the right place but can be a nuisance in the wrong place.  If you don't want it there pull it up, the roots don't go deep.  But before you pull it up make sure you use rubber gloves and long sleeves as the milky sap can cause irritation if it gets on your skin - if it's a sunny day the irritation can be quite severe so do be careful. 

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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