Latest posts by Fairygirl

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:10

That's true B3. Perhaps we should all contact her and let her know 

I don't drink, but I could try Fruit and Nut or a Picnic deep fried  

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:03

Yes - but did you batter it and deep fry it Dove? It's not the real deal otherwise....

What are these bugs ruining my evergreen jasmine?!

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:02

You can wipe them off   

How To Store Broccoli?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 12:00

Oh yes - much  better! I don't really like Mars bars anyway so I might swap....

Rhododendron Problems

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:57

Snap steephill  

Rhododendron Problems

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:57

If it's a decent size, and hasn't gone short of moisture, it'll be fine.

It's quite common in my experience - bit of weevil damage by the look of it. It rarely affects them long term unless there are other issues as well. There's a couple of dead looking stems which you could tidy up after flowering,  which will improve the overall look too. Dry soil is their biggest enemy  

The gloves that changed my life

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:51

Did you wear a balaclava as well pansy?  

Clematis avalanche going brown

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:49

Cold probably pokhim. It's been a spell of frost and cold windy weather in many areas, and they can be a bit susceptible when new, young growth gets a blast at the wrong moment. Wind is also very drying, so it may neeed a good watering. It'll come back. You can trim off any dead bits, back to a leaf joint. 

...oh, and ignore the other post. It's Sunday - they all appear out of the woodwork to have a go with their free advertising....

frittallaria bulbs

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:43

Apologies  Pat - I hadn't noticed it was an old thread! It's just the  clowns dredging it up for their free advertising!

Did your bulb do ok anyway? 

Privacy - What can I grow from containers?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 11:39

Reported again john. You lot never learn....

Matty - climbing hydrangeas and honeysuckles aren't really suitable  for container growing. I'd persuade your OH to take a section away and plant in the ground. Much easier - for the plants and you 

You can always add a bit of light groundcover so that the area has something interesting there when climbers are dormant. Or put a couple of containers with evergreens and spring bulbs in front of the space in winter 

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