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Latest posts by flowering rose

Clematis

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 19:27

if you grow nasturtiums next to the clematis ,the black fly should go to them instead,also try  a garlic spray.

is it a fungus?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 19:21

on my cherry tree there is a clear glue like ooze from the bark,this I thought was due to some sort of insect,is it like that?

Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:01

besides going and getting it checked out,beware there are a lot of mosquitoes (MIDGES) about this year and you must check that you have no stagnant water standing about as this is where the larvae hatch.Best to turn all empty pots upside down and check the water butts which I have just done and emptied because of this.I am a horse rider and in summer when out riding get bitten by horse flies to midges.I put lemon on my arms (if the weather allows a t- shirt) this sometimes works.some people are allergic to these bites and  a repellent might help when in the garden.

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 16:50

if you prune them now they will be fine,they will have bigger flowers in the summer,as some one said they are tough old things buddleias I have three different  colours,but you can kill them if you prune too much but having said that you'll find hundreds of seedlings everywhere,even on the roof tops!.They are better if they are pruned into a small bush not so "bomb site" looking as my husband would say.

Unknown plant

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:56

I am not sure but this might be purple vetch which is a native plant  that grows in the hedgerow.depending on how you feel about wild flowers they can look lovely in the right  environment or a menace if you have a garden that's shall we say organised.lovely thou.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:45

Been to a reservoir near Bristol which has a huge flock of coots,so many on this man made lake.There were a few swans and I think  a ruddy duck.You do get wonderful view of the mendip hills and Brent knoll.Also spotted a flock of gold finches.

Talkback: 10 exotic house plants

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 16:10
well I am glad I read about two of these extoic plants as I have just bought 2.they look good how long they will last I am not sure.

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 16:05
I had the green variety for many years then it disappeared.At the time it was very good ,flowerd well and divided well.must get another,red this time.

Quince

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 16:00

please tell me you don't throw the fruit away,even if they are deformed you can still use them.I make quince jam from both types of quinces...japonica and tree variety the name escapes me.The scent and colour of the japonica is lovely and if you have only a few you can add them to other fruit.

My japonica bushes this year were very poor and one died,,maybe too wet or cold.The tree produced very little maybe its lack of bees or combination of it all.

Reusing clay soil to raise patio level?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 15:51

I dont know about a patio but here where my garden is heavy clay ,houses have subsided when the clay dried out and I have a patio built by the last owner on clay and its not good.Admittedly I am on a hill but I think you might need a better shall we say base for the slabs to go on .

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 13:20

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

daffodils 
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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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