emma lou

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Runner bamboo - how to stop it

Posted: Today at 11:52

We lined ours with a very heavy duty plastic liner. It was expensive and hard to put in but worth the effort. I would say it would be difficult to do now but if you can trace it back to the original bamboo but sounds hard work.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 03:40

Our lavender was full sun in the ground for a couple of years and for some reason did really really badly. This year I have put them in pots by the front door (semi to full shade) and they are thriving. How bizarre?

Last edited: 18 July 2016 03:42:06

Moss removel from driveway

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 11:00

We have the same issue with moss but on tarmac in the shady area of the front driveway. Has anyone found a solution to this please? Tarmac is a bugger to keep clean of moss as well as sweeping up. I have tried using a weed torch and a pressure washer but no joy.

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 09:09

Oh just us then . Maybe we are doing something wrong?

Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 07:37

Is this a bad year for raspberries or is it just me? I have spoken to a neighbour who has said the same thing. This year is the first year as I didn't get any last year as they were new fruit trees which is normal for year one but expected a healthy crop this year as the trees look wonderful. They are growing but not full size before ripening?


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:56

Cool, I hope so too. It was half the climber we bought originally which peeves me a little as I have had to cut back a lot of dead shoots etc. We bought it for it's size but anyway that's gardening for you. Thanks


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:56

A few days on since my last post and our Wisteria has "stabilised" so to speak. It does not have any more shoots or new stems dying, however the temperature has cooled off somewhat. The leave though are yellowy which I thought means over watered? The shop did say to water incredibly well every 2 or 3 days but I am reluctant to do so. There are still one or two leaves falling off. I think there are one or two small shoots on it, so forever hopeful!!! Anyone else have any advice on Wisterias please? It is just the yellow leaves I am unsure about. The store said they will refund us in October but is too soon atm.

Bugs in Wheelie Bin

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 14:19

Male sure the bin lid is shut tight all the time as flies get in and lay eggs in hot weather.


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:03

Very good thank you. Yes, I could translate it too and yes it will be dear as it's France!!!! What isn't dear over here!! I will get some but have queried the cost of that and the plant and how much we are expected to pay for a plant plus fertiliser if it doesn't work?


Posted: 11/07/2016 at 15:54

He also thinks it is due to excessive heat this week (35 degrees) which has scorched the plant.

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