Latest posts by figrat

Gardening book

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:02
Out of print?

Looking for a good gardening group

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:01
Well I don't know of any groups in your area, but this forum is one of the best gardening groups ever!

daffodils and tulips

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:40
Deadheading is meant to stop the plants producing seed, so energy is diverted into building up the bulb for the next season. However, to do this the foliage (as opposed to flowerhead) needs to be left intact and die back naturally.

Talkback: Dog urine on lawns

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:35
I haven't had this problem since I got rid of my lawn!

Lavender turning black

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:10
Are they in containers or open ground?

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:09
Any chance it got hit by frost? I lost a Rosemary last year, which was planted out. I think it was Alina who diagnosed the problem, on the old Beeb site. She reckoned the roots had got frosted, so the poor thing couldn't take up nutrients and moisture. I'd try and get some cutting material from it, sorry to say I don't think it's going to pick up. But happy to be proved wrong!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:49
Or anyone else for that matter!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:48
Deluge in Devon. Off to post office to pick up 3x Rip City dahlia tubers. Pondering on whether to pot them up in a deep tray to start them off, or straight into individual pots. Any thoughts on the matter TDC?

Daphne Odora

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:21
They have rather fleshy roots which won't regenerate if damaged, and are slightly tender. I lost mine early last year, it looked iller and iller through the previous season as well. I put loads of leaf mould and compost round it as a mulch, but it still turned its toes up.


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:51
I kept a blood red wallflower going for about 5 years by cutting it back as Alina suggests - but it eventually got too woody. If you've got the space to keep it, it's worth a go.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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