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Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:29

My sweetpeas are about 3" tall, should they be taller than this before planting out? & should the tops be pinched off to encourage bushing?

Sick looking Weigela

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:18

Yes, Green Magpie, my skimmia is also large.  I don't think it's a problem with soil type as my other skimmia is quite happy, also, I have 2 large camellias growing not too far away & they are in full bloom. It could be it needs a good feed, anyway I'll give it a try.  Many thanks for everyone's help.

Sick looking Weigela

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 17:41

Sorry, I've got the wrong name. Looked through my gardening book, I think it's a skimmia.  It has small white flowers in spring & red berries in winter.  Does that make more sense?

Sick looking Weigela

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:27

Hi everyone.  My Weigela seems to be struggling.  The leaves are looking quite pale & they seem to be falling off, although it still has plenty of red berries.  Does it need a special feed? Thanks for any help. 

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:27

Are we talking about hardy geraniums or pelagoniums? I grow both in my garden & they all do well.  My soil is slightly alkaline (camellias do well) but fairly clayey.  I don't know if this any help.

Funny bird behaviour

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:05

Talking about strange bird behaviour.  I've noticed each Spring for the last 3 years.  A bluetit keeps flying at my conservatory window (don't know how long they live, maybe it's they same one), it only happens in early spring.  I have a nest box on the wall close by.  I wondered if it's guarding the box prior to nesting.

Buying new secauters

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:55

I agree about cheap ones.  I've bought a pair from Poundland £1.  I've done nearly all my pruning (which is a lot) & they've worked well.  If they only last one season I'll be very pleased.



Buying new secauters

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:27

Thanks landgirl.  I paid about £20 for my last pair, but I'm a bit disappointed. I seem to be continually sharpening & even though I oil them they keep sticking.  Perhaps they're all like that.

Buying new secauters

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:15

I need to buy some new secauters & would appreciate any advice on the best make.  Also, am wondering how much should I be prepared to pay.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:32

Talking of honeysuckle, does it like particular soil & position?  I have one that never does very well.  I've tried it in two positions, giving plenty of time to get going, with not much luck.

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Sick looking Weigela

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Buying new secauters

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Vegetable Growing

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Water Butts

Keeping Clean 
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No Roots 
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