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Help needed please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:48

Don't think a willow is a good idea in a 'normal' sized garden - not always a good idea in a large one!  And definitely nowhere near a house, or drainage system or retaining wall etc.!!!


red ants

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:28

They've been enjoying the relative warmth and dryness of the raised bed as it will have been drier than the wet ground we've had all winter.  It's one of the reasons that they love rockeries too.

 As iGrow says, they don't like the damp, so regular watering will encourage them to move on and find somewhere more comfortable. 

Problems with private messages

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:25


ID Please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:51

I'm wondering whether it would be happy grown against my south-facing fence - RHS says southfacing  - does anyone grow it in full sun?

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:48

If they are planted out too soon the leaves go white!!!  Poor things, they look very poorly when that happens.  

when I only had a tiny back yard I grew them in large pots of  MPC up a cane structure (call it what you will ) - they were happiest shielded from the midday sun but can cope with it if they get plenty of water - they are thirsty. 

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:04

OL, it was a friend who knows about these things - and once she pointed it out I remembered reading about the difference a long time ago - there's info on here .

I find that Morning Glory happily wind their way up canes without any need for netting etc as they have a similar climbing habit to runner beans rather than using tendrils like peas. 

What's digging up lawn?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:51

I don't know - in that rather natty grey suit Brock wears, he has quite a 'corporate' appearance 

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:28

I usually make  teepee with bamboo canes - then they wind their way up by themselves and look fantastic 


(I've been told off for calling the cane structure a wigwam - apparently a wigwam is a domed shelter covered with animal skins )


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:04

Hi folks - I've heard from Daniel - he has PM problems too - he's passed it to the Helpdesk as an Urgent task so hopefully it shouldn't take too long before it's sorted. 

Identify plant??

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 09:13

  How did that happen???

Let's have another go 

Does that work?

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