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Talkback: Growing gunnera

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 13:33

I have a Gunnera which I grow in a pot to stop it growing too big,it has to be well watered during one of those dry spells and I use the old big leaves to protect next years new stems/leafs.I first saw this plant in Cornwall in a big garden it was fantastic.I also saw one at ford abbey where they have a wonderful bog garden.(lovely to visit in spring).My Gunnera I grow by my front pond and it has survived so far.

Wheres my berries???

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 13:27

if as the name suggests,hollies are female or male,if you have a male no berries,if female berries but you have to have a male holly to make berries unless its one of those self fertilizing ones.

Plant ID, please

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 13:01

it looks like a type of lanverder or cat mint .

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:59

cats are best if not that terrier dogs with pest controller ,gone instance .


Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:56

of which plant are we talking about?


Talkback: Making hawthorn ketchup

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:53

well I heard you can use Hawthorn berries but as a ketchup that's novel.Do let me have the recipe.I make a lot of jams and jellies from wild fruit so would be interested to know.


Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:50

you can as long as you have the right soil,drainage,and right sized pot.

Bay tree

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:19

be careful not to have it in an area exposed to frost or severe drop in temperature.I have one that's in the soil and survives because it is sheltered.

help with kumquat tree!

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:15

I have a kumquat and they do not like central heating.they like special food in winter and rain water.mist lightly and water once a month in winter.

sweet peas in toilet roll inners

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:12

once the sweet peas have come through plant out into position with toilet roll holder device in place.They do better now to be planted out(advice given to me)and the cardboard in time will disintegrate.The mould is because of over watering in  a closed area.

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

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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Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11
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