Latest posts by Fleurisa

Recommendation for extendable loppers

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:45

get extendable bypass ratchet loppers, they won't get jammed shut

Gardening research for physically restricted people

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 16:17

You should have a look at Niki Preston's blog and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheTwoFingeredGardener . There have been many features in Amateur Gardening covering her difficulties.

Which tree for my garden?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 13:29

Were there any mushrooms around the tree which died? You don't want to plant another tree in the same area if you had honey fungus. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:02

They need the leaves to photosynthesise which will feed the bulb so that it can flower again and again. Depends on whether you want them to flower again

Cordon Advice

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 14:57

I would guess it's to do with the shadow of one plant over the next plant???


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:29

You need to remove a lot of the infected soil to be able to grow another woody plant in the same place, the RHS has a list of less affected plants which may be ok to grow, otherwise herbaceous perennials are ok


Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:25

Seed sown late summer 2012 flowered this year, so yours will probably flower next year if they survive the winter

Startup Research

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:20

As I grow on an allotment site, even if I wanted to, it's against the rules to sell excess crops

Tatty advice

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:17

First and only time I grew Red Duke of York they were no good and went squishy. I've never had problems with Charlotte which are classed as 2nd early, left them in next to a different variety of potatoes and the Charlottes were untouched by slugs, the other variety were nearly all damaged. Some people don't dig trenches for their potatoes, instead they just grow them in a big pile of compost on top of the soil surface. Digging well rotted manure into the ground would definitely help the condition of the soil.

Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:57

I think it looks quite nice

Discussions started by Fleurisa

Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Arley Hall and Gardens

Garden Festival 
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Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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Bug Hotel

I'm making a bug hotel 
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