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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:35

Me too Pdoc 

Also, it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:02

Drizzling a bit, but it does look as if it's getting brighter - I might get outside in a bit .... 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:45

Just another thought - was the shed under cover when you bought it?  If it had been stored in the dry the wood might have shrunk and loosened the joints.  If that's the case a good soaking in a few downpours should swell the joints and cure the problem 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:35

Hi Jackie

Is it the walls letting in the water or the roof absorbing the wet and it running down the walls?  

The roof may need new felt - that's a pretty straightforward job 

If you're sure that the rain is coming through the walls, check that they're the right way up - with tongue and groove, the tongue should be at the top. 

Has the wood been treated in any way?

Mystery Plant

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:19

Many garden plants are poisonous - euphorbia will not harm you unless you get the sap on your skin or in your eyes.  

Wear gloves and long sleeves if pulling it up.

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:16

Oooh, I may be right 'on trend' without even trying - how cool is that? 

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:59

I'm afraid that pot really isn't large enough for a honeysuckle - as I've said I really don't think it's possible for honeysuckles to be happy in a pot, but if I had to try, I'd use a pot at least twice that size if not more.  

It will not be possible to keep the roots cool and damp in that pot.- it will have lost its leaves due to stress. I suspect that if you take it out of that pot you will find that it is totally crammed with roots desperate for space.

I would cut the honeysuckle right down to just above ground level, take it out of the pot, tease out the roots and plant it in the garden where it's roots will be in the shade.  Failing that I'd use a much much bigger pot.

I hope that's helpful 

Too early for beans?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:43

To get the plants used to fluctuating temperatures, both higher and lower than they've been used to in a greenhouse or coldframe, so that soft lush growth put on in a protective environment isn't get damaged by cold temperatures or scorched by strong sunlight.

An incidental result of the plant having tougher leaves may make it marginally less palatable to slugs, but only marginally 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:40

Have a good day Lily - at least you'll be indoors in the dry 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:38

Driving through Norfolk yesterday I saw a bank of lupins of varied colours on the roadside  - obviously garden-types but a long way from any garden, surrounded by unkempt grass and 'weeds' - not a square inch of cultivated soil, not a slug pellet or copper band anywhere - why don't the slugs and aphids eat those?

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