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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:58

Hmmm - in summer that's a lot of sun/heat - I think that'd be too sunny - others may say differently


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:52

Ah, just noticed that your post says it's 'sunny PM' which might be ok - how much sun in the afternoon does it get?


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:51

Hi Charlie

I'm afraid that hydrangeas don't like full sun, they prefer dappled shade or only sunshine in the later part of the day.  It's always going to struggle and look poor in a sunny spot


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:49

Hi Tobs

Grapevines usually last for years and years and years. 

Can you post a few photos of the vine and the problem areas, and tell us more about your vine's history, where it's growing and your pruning/feeding/watering regime to give us some clues please.

To post a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for iphones - yet


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:26

Hello Lyn   I meant to tell you the other day, that gooseberry has very spreading growth and needs a lot of space - on the plus side it's really easy to layer for cuttings, as well as being the best tasting yellow dessert gooseberry I've come across in a long time

Focus point advice needed

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:23

I've got a Phormium Yellow Wave in the centre of a container I've planted up for winter - I've surrounded it with purplish/bronze heucheras, but purple pansies would look good too.

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:34

Isn't it wonderful

Using lawn weed killer, iron sulphate and lawn fertilizer at the same time

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:32

I agree with Verdun, use a proprietary autumn lawn weed/feed/mosskiller and then in Spring use a similar all in one formulated for spring application. 

Don't use a spring one in the autumn

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:16

We're not getting married!!!  We like things the way they are!!! 

But IF we did, we'd have Willie Nelson's version of Bring Me Sunshine in there somewhere  

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 11:55

A slower and beautiful piece is Elgar's Salut d'Amour  - it always makes me think of a beautiful garden and it seems that I'm not the only one.

Son and his ex had the Greig piece for their wedding - he said afterwards that it made him think of the Trolls and he should have taken it as a warning

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