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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:55

I've just sown my sweet peas....

Oh Dove - Newman and Redford - what a combination! 

I'm much too young to remember that film of course 


Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:49

An old thread resurrected is always odd methinks. 

Will is right - used appropriately weedkillers are effective at clearing large spaces or difficult to access areas. I rarely use weedkillers but I will where necessary.

Organic produce isn't farmed in a 100% organic way anyway. They are allowed to use a certain amount of chemicals  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:46

It's why I don't bother with them here Verd - too much rain and too many slugs early on in the year. Hardy geraniums for me - tough as old boots,value for money in every way and they cover old bulb foliage and provide a foil for other planting. Potentillas and Euphorbias for the same reasons.

another plant for topiary

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:41

Lonicera nitida is the only one that comes to mind, but you will be doing a lot of clipping.....


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:39

Morning all. Good luck Panda 

Cloudy here too Verd- looks not bad but I have work to go to in ten minutes 

Dove - I know hogs are smart but.......  Hope Hefty's ok though 

Quick look round before I go. Have a good day all 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:34


Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:31

I've personally never heard of anyone using a garlic spray for aphids - usually just for slugs and snails. Sometimes you get an infestation in spring if it's warm and wet and everything is growing at a great rate, but it balances out once birds have young to feed. Wiping any large amounts off when you see them will help - some plants are more susceptible anyway so just keep an eye out for them. 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:22

Lyn - they'd need to be quite large ones too 

Is my cherry dying?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:12

If you watered on Friday I'd have expected it to be looking happier today. You might get some more replies tonight or tomorrow as many people are out gardening through the day.

We're all still learning Matthew so don't worry about asking  questions. The forum is full of great people who'll help as much as they can 

Is my cherry dying?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 18:48

Matthew- there are lots of people on here who are really knowledgeable about fruit. If you start a thread asking for help with that specifically, someone will be able to advise. Unless they look on this thread they won't see your query  

If the wilting has happened suddenly it might be worth looking at the roots in case of damage from vine weevil.  I can't think of anything else obvious that could have caused sudden wilting. I hope that's not the reason - someone else may offer a different theory. Has there been weedkiller sprayed nearby or a grass weed and feed applied recently?

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