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Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:43


ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:27

I picked one up from the 'nearly dead' section in the GC this time last year - think I paid little more than thruppence for it .  Repotted it and left it alone in a sheltered spot in dappled shade.  It's flowering it's socks off.  It's going in the Wilderness, eventually.

Aphid removal

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:24

Fill a bucket with tepid water with a squirt of washing up liquid. 

Pick up a potted chilli plant with your fingers spread over the top of the pot to hole the compost in - turn it upside down and swish it around in the bucket until all the leaves are wet then turn it back the right way up and let it dry.

That'll sort them out.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:17

That's the bit I do best Snoodle

not water mint

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:16

Or what about tipping soil into the far end of the pond and turning it into a bog?  Would that work?

not water mint

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:14

Then you need a pretty rill from waterbutt overflows to bog garden - if you line it with a waterproof membrane it shouldn't need too much topping up should it? 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 06:01

You have a PM Hosta

Just taking caffeine on board and waiting for the sun to come up - then we're on our way!

Wagons roll.................................. !!!


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:58

Well, we're packed and dozing on the sofa - we'll be setting off at first light in the morning so I'll say Au revoir now and see you in about 10 days' time. 

Stay safe, have fun and keep an eye on each other ((hugs))

Watch out Hosta and Lyn  ............ we'll see you very soon

not water mint

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:54


What about opening up a bit between the big pond and the field boundary?

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:47

Snoodle - is your soil acidic?

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