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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:45


My 'little' fairy had sparkly thingies in her hair for her Prom fidget.  I'm not girly either but they really were lovely and I'm sure you'll look great in them 

Nice to find a good home BL   Hard for you though.

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:41

Problem with bamboo leaves going brown

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:38

Some of them grow very quickly Abby which is why they can be extremely invasive in the ground. Wind can do a fair bit of damage to any plant but if it's healthy otherwise, it's not an issue. Also, evergreens  of any type will drop some leaves - it's just a natural part of the growth process, so some of the damaged foliage might be put down to that. You'll find it sheds some every year so don't worry too much if that happens in future 

The problem with pots in a windy site is that they do get knocked over so a wider, heavier pot is usually the answer.

snail and slugs

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:48

I find that too richondac  

I'm actually developing quite a good right arm. Perhaps I could join a local cricket team 

Seriously annmarie - handpicking is the best way of getting rid of them. If you can do it regularly - in spring especially, you make a big dent on the population - just when plants are starting into growth and are vulnerable to munching molluscs. 

What nutrients do leafs add to the soil - mulching

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:45

It's all a learning curve Chris 

The other option with the leaves is to put them in black bin bags. Wet them first and poke a few holes in the bags. Leave them in  a corner and they'll rot down over winter for using next spring.

puzzle plant

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:42

Nice to have an update herbgarden.  Lucky bees 

Problem with bamboo leaves going brown

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:39

Hi Abby - think you might be killing with kindness. They don't need feeding every week. They don't like sitting in water either so it's important to get a balance.  Do you replenish the soil the bamboo's in each year? If it's pot bound it will struggle to retain moisture and nutrients so it's worth taking it out the pot and seeing how much soil is there. It may be that there's more root than soil.  Putting it into a bigger pot will usually help, but if that's not possible, get some more soil into the pot it's in and remove some stems completely each year so that there's less 'plant' for the available soil to support. 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:25

Jo47 - because some parents these days want the rest of the world to do b****y everything for them.....

Not everyone has endless time, money or energy to spend in a garden. It doesn't mean they shouldn't have one to enjoy. Most of us don't have Roman Abramovich's bank balance either so you could argue that it's pointless watching Chelsea, Hampton Court etc to get ideas for a garden. It's a harmless half hour show and if it encourages a few people to get outside and enjoy the space they have, with limited funds to get going,  I don't think that's too bad an idea.

NGCards is right - No one's forced at gunpoint to watch, so use the off switch if you don't care for it. I use it every time I see Carol Klein.

And we all had to start somewhere. 

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:49

KW - Just my personal taste but I don't like hydrangeas - apart from the white ones. Don't like that 'birthday cake' pink or the shade of blue. They grow very well here because of the climate but they look dire once they finish.  

I now live a few hundred yards away from a previous garden - it was sheltered and full of things I couldn't have here at the moment  just because it's more exposed. As you rightly say - micro climates in our gardens. We have to plant accordingly 


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:46

'Fess up Verd - you're actually the postman aren't you?   

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