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Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:00

Lion pooh! where from ?a zoo.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 18:57

I have  heavy clay soil and i grow these.those pesky red beetles lily beetles have been trying to destroy them but they flower on in spring.I have just planted another variety called vua -vulpis hope its as good.

what decade is your garden?

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 16:41

since I can not get out to do the garden due to the deluge from the sky,I have been thinking about the gardens here and around ,how you can tell what plants were in favor ,say the seventies.I can remember the supermarkets selling cheap plants ,for instances ,flowering current ,forsythia,and everybody's favorite the cypress tree.I look at the gardens (that have not been concreted) and see different plants from different era 's. Again pampas grass was popular until one discovered you needed a bigger garden.Of course recently you have grass's and other fashions,but  I still have the remains of sixties   roses , peonies and hydrangeas  in my garden and I been here 34 years.

yelow centipede

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 13:19

they do eat pests but  they do like to bore holes into things-its a love hate thing.

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 13:16

My pots are swimming in water and the lawn deep in surface water.I live on a hill and the bottom of my garden which once was a duck pond is reverting back to just that.My begonia of which for 10p in  a sale was looking so pretty and thriving was cut off by my dog .The pond is over flowing (good bye duck weed) and I guess its time to put sensitive plants to safety if only I could get out in before the next deluge!!!.

chocolate cosmos

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 20:21

chocolate cosmos

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 20:17

wait for a dry day  and collect seed and put in a tray to dry on window sill.when dry separate the seed from the chaff and put into paper bag or envelope.Then in  spring sow seeds in a seed tray and place in greenhouse or window sill.water when dry do not over water.when they appear and are still small transplant to pots to give more room to grow.then when few inches taller and looking strong and healthy transplant to garden when fear of frost is gone.(in my area that can be end of April).you will  need to stake them as sometimes they can topple also keep dead heading to prolong flowering.hope that helps ,they are easy to grow,nothing to lose.

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 15:33

My husband who hates Ivy with intensity  has just removed (wearing gloves as ivy is poisonous,makes a skin rash).by hand it s easy just pull and it comes away,where  it becomes a problem is if it is attached to your house and then you will have to watch the mortar does not come away with it!Then you will need a ivy killer of sorts .I don't like poisonous remedies but you ll need one for this task.


Posted: 09/10/2012 at 15:25

never pick up a fledgling,leave it where it is as the mother will come back and feed it,(unless of course its in the middle of the road for example)if you move it the parent bird will not come back to it and you will not be able to feed it successfully and it will just die.Hard as it is leave well alone as "mum" knows best.

chocolate cosmos

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 15:11

I don't think you will,mine usually rot after awhile but someone might know different.I collect the seed on a dry day and keep for next year(if we get a dry day)they are easy to grow and I love this variety .but this year all were stunted and rotted.should of kept some.I also had candy twist.good luck.

Discussions started by flowering rose

next season

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sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Where you see us growing -beware.....

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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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The weather

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