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Erica68


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saving condensate water

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 17:55

Thank you for all the replies. I think the idea is a no-no.

In fact I do not have a water meter because the water board came years ago and told me I am not suitable for "meteorisation".

I think I will plant a fern in the dark damp spot in the garden where the soakaway is and see what happens.

saving condensate water

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:05

I have an external pipe going from my first floor to a soak-away in the garden to get rid of the condensate from my central heating boiler.

Is it a good idea to buy a water butt and redirect this condensate water to save it for the garden?

 

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 17:22

Actually I had a 5 week trial of The Lady but I have decided not to subscribe to it. Obelixx I will have to check up on who the editor is.

I will put what mulch I have got in the shed around my plants and stop worrying.

I am on a steep learning curve with gardening. Many thanks for your help.

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 12:51

Thank you for all the advice and I think it will be mulch for me...for the plants!

The man who claims to predict the weather so far in advance is David King and the article was in the 30th August edition of The Lady but I can see the sense in snow not being the problem as the snow will keep the plants snug and warm.

Even as a new gardener I can see the logic of not worrying about weaklings and being all Malthus about it. I will dispose of anything that dies and duplicate what lives!

One last quetion on wintering down my garden.. Just what part of the pant is the crown? I would have thought it would be the top but my tiny hydrangea has finally got its finger out and has crept about 45 cms up the fence so I dont want to cut that down and cover it with mulch..do I? Other plants are roses, dogwood, clematis, hypericum, kew and, of course, ericas.

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:00

I am now in my 3rd year of gardening and I saw in The Lady that we are in for a very hard winter starting on Boxing Day and some people tell me to put more mulch or strulch round my plants and others say lay fleece around them.

Can I ask what people do, if anything, to keep their play warm and when do you do it?

can I turn a climbing rose into a bush?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 14:20

Thank you Salino, yes the thorns are very sharp.

My other three "rose" bushes are Kew and they have no throns but they are not true roses.

can I turn a climbing rose into a bush?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:55

Hello

Two years ago I was given a Gertrude Jekyll rose, a climber,

Last year I bought three rose bushes and all are doing well.

But I wish the climbing rose were a bush as it would suit the garden better.

Is there any way I can make it bushy without hurting it?

Can daffodils drown?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:01

I think I will be getting my daffodils in bunches from Sainsburys in future!

Can daffodils drown?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:01

Yes, my garden has been really squelchy but I am puzzled that the bulbs we put in the big pot, which is raized and so can drain, is jst the same. Is there any chance it could be the bulbs?

 

And do I just leave them there for next year?

Can daffodils drown?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 09:17

Last September I bought native daffodil bulbs and got my carer to plant them in the "lawn". The soil is heavy clay (London). We put a few in a big pot of planting soil bought from a gardening shop. All are the same. A few leaves/foilage and that is all. The garden is north facing and really soggy. Have my daffodils drowned?

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saving condensate water

Water Butt use 
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Mulch or fleece for the winter

how to keep plants warm in winter 
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can I turn a climbing rose into a bush?

ffairly new to gardening 
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Can daffodils drown?

No daffodils have sprung up 
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Can daffodils drown?

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