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Suggestions please

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 14:09

We have heavy clay soil where we live.....have not had alot of success with anything lately but have planted an hydrangea.........I dug the soil.....broke it up......then dug a hole......grit at the bottom...fresh compost put in hole with a bit of soil.......slow release feed......have struggled with this garden but feel optimistic that the hydrangea will take.....fingers crossed.  A small Ivy I put there seems to be doing ok.

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 13:54

Can't get nematodes from garden centre......a friend suggested SALT.......do you think a couple of pinches around a plant would be ok as long as it wasn't too near.......not sure.....I know it would affect the acidity of the soil......anyone got any thoughts about this? 

New garden after house move

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:38

I have these two books which I find very helpful..........they come in a little box and are sold as one package.  After having said that you may get more info on the Internet looking up wildlife gardens and bees.....Sarah Raven is very good.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22770.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

ISBN 13: 978-0-7548-2455-8

ISBN 10: 0-7548-2455-1

think the publisher is LB, doesn't say who the writers are.  Anyway there is alot of info out there, I think Alan Titchmarsh may have some books on it, anyway best of luck jody.

 

 

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:19

right, will give it a go......mmmm......seems better now.  The symbol is ticked AND I am not having any probs.....thanks Goldy.

 

Still no emails

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:53

I am not getting any emails either.......still it's not the end of the world....am enjoying being back on the site.

 

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:48

Am pleased with the new changes especially being able to upload pphoto's from my IPad........but the  spell check takes over and re writes most of my comments, I have to keep going back and CORRECT THE SPELL CHECKER. 

New garden after house move

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:41

Sounds like you are doing a pretty good job regarding the wildlife jody, if I was a little bumble bee, bird, butterfly, hedgehog......I would certainly come  and visit your garden and might even stay! 

 

azalea has lost its leaves!!

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:34

Great news, pleased you found the problem.

 

pruning lavender

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:31

I look after lavender........have removed dead wood........parts of the shrub don't seem happy even though I feel I pruned them  correctly last year......some of the lavender bushes are doing ok and the others are struggling.......will see how they go over the summer.....sometimes they do need replacing........I replaced one last year.

soil testing

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:26

I bought a PH double pronger (forgotten their proper name) from wilkinsons to check the alkaline/acidity of the soil, found it very helpful.

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