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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:00

Verdun ((hugs))

Croton - some leaves partially dry and yellow

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:44

I would wait until the plant is in active growth before cutting it back - hopefully the end of March/beginning of April.  You can use the off-cuts as cuttings   Lots of useful info here http://sosplantcare.com/croton-care/

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:38

Once bitten, twice shy here - that's the last they'd see of my money

spring things

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:17

Oooh, I thought you were someone new, but it's still you

Horse manure

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:50

If it's been stacked for a while and allowed to rot down it'll be fantastic. 

If it's still 'fresh' then stack it yourself and let it heat up and rot down over the summer and use it to mulch the beds in the autumn - or add it in layers to your compost heap - it'll help make fantastic compost. 

Help

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 12:06

You should be able to get some annual larkspur flowering in early June and they're lovely for cut flowers.  You can get them in lovely shades of blue and white and cream and different heights too.  I'd grow some this spring to practice for timing - sow in fortnightly succession so that whatever the weather you'll have some just perfect for the Big Day!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/67525.jpg?width=350

 

Honeysuckle Vs Dog...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:38

Is the root still in the ground?  If the dog has just taken the top off then she's done you a favour and pruned the honeysuckle - it will grow sideshoots and give you a much better plant - a clever dog with green paws

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:30

Bekkie - re the Selenium (my daughter, not sister by the way )   - back when she had it there was no real medical understanding, although she did have tests showing that her body seemed to be constantly in a state of reaction to a virus.   I think the ME had to run its course (she had it from her mid teens and into her mid to late twenties following a bad bout of glandular fever when she was eleven) - the Selenium didn't 'cure' it, but it did seem to help prevent her getting every virus that was going - if she stopped taking it her health was noticeably worse - she would catch a cold and then she'd get really ill with joint pains, permanent exhaustion and memory problems and a real 'low feeling' - not depression, just a real and tangible inability to focus on anything.  When she took the Selenium ACE regularly she really didn't get as many colds and bugs, and so wasn't knocked sideways quite so often. The ME was an awful time for her, taking roughly ten years out of her education and career.  Thankfully she's a tenacious and determined lass and resumed her education, getting a good degree and marrying her lovely man, and she now has a job that she loves

When gardens fight back

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 08:13

Hope KT53's bruises are healing now - or at least that he/she's getting some  deserved TLC

Harlequin ladybirds

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 07:36

I agree with you Chicky - there's no point in destroying the Harlequins, they're established here now and at least they eat aphids.

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