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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:08

Sunflower - mosquitoes and gnats need standing water to breed in, so check your garden for things containing water - pots, buckets, pot saucers, uncovered water butts, even yoghurt pots, the tiniest amount of water will do - tip it out and cut down on their breeding opportunities. 

Last edited: 02 August 2016 07:09:04

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:03

If you want an idea of cost involved, here in Norfolk we've recently paid £500 to have a mature ash felled in our garden

Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:03

Yes, Limonium latifolium - I grew up calling it Sea Lavender - it does dry beautifully 

Cut it and hang it upside down when the flowers are newly opened.  


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:27

The garden bench is finished. This is our new sunny corner where the poorly ash tree was felled in November 

Last edited: 01 August 2016 20:28:40


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 19:58

Dew Drops ((hugs))

DD  ((hugs))   May all your dreams come true   

Wonky can give Charlie some tips  - her first job when she was not a lot olduer than he is, was as waitress at the tea shop in the village where we lived - the owner and I were partners in a catering business and we lived just across the way from the tea shop. 

Hiya Panda 


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 18:29

This should be of help 

Good luck 

Cutting back Foxgloves

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 18:24

Mine sometimes send up some side shoots with flowers on after the main spike has died off and been cut back - but I'd have thought it was a bit late in the season for that to happen now.  


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 15:46

Hosta, yours is the only canna I have so if it succumbs at least there's nothing for it to infect.  

Lantana - re pattypans - you can slice them and use them just like courgettes - but this one we stuffed with goats cheese and chopped sage leaves and baked it for lunch with some tomatoes - delicious.  You can stuff the male flowers too, just like courgettes.

Re Bits & Pieces   As some of you know my Pa lived until he was 96, passing away last year.  For the last 6 years of his life he and Ma were in a care home and Pa needed a lot of personal care - initially he found this very upsetting - but the staff were so wonderful, tending to his needs with a sort of friendly professionalism which enabled him to retain his dignity and yet still have a laugh with them about the indignities of old age.  He was so grateful to them for the way they looked after him, and I bless them every day.  So thank you to all of you who've had to do 'stuff' for the gentlemen and have done it with kindness and to the best of your ability - even if you were perhaps a little unprepared for what may happen 


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 15:29

Mild winter?  Maybe the crown of the plant didn't use up too much energy over winter and got growing sooner in the spring?  

Help - unexpected greenhouse tomato management

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 11:41

Sounds like you're doing just fine - you're a neighbour to treasure 

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