flowering rose

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Plant id please

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:37

looks like love  in the mist or a fennel, looks heathly what ever it is.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:35

One thing is that it may need re potting (they need this every so often) and not so much chicken manure ,a good compost and a bigger pot and water well, feed mainly when in flower with a comfrey feed or chopped leaves of comfrey .If you want it to be blue and you have dandylions in your garden dig these up and make into solution and 50 mls to litre of water to feed plant will hopefully turn the leaves blue.

a few challenges

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:29

clematis the montania  type. Camille lawn type herb .

Clearing overgrown garden of weeds and grass

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:27

The cheapest way  is dig it over yourself and clear the weeds and stones by hand. This is not only cheap but will teach you a lot about weeds and the joy of gardening which is to be active and not just the easy option .It can be enjoyable to tackle a site that's over grown by hand and get the feel of working the soil, hard work but that's half the story .

Dog Freindly Slug Pellets that actually work ?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:21

I  think there is no one solution to slugs and snails and with pets it is difficult. I result to using all methods and following Ford Abbey example of clearing any gardening waste away and checking plants and bushes for snails with a bucket for collection (dispose as one feels) and spraying with garlic .The trouble is snails and slugs can hide well and breed at  a fantastic rate,if you spot when digging little white eggs, feed to the fish straight away.

spring bulbs in summer

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

mine are just coming into flower which is so odd, so I have daffodils with the sweetpeas .

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:50

you will need to dig it right out if you wish to get rid of it but although you would not want a lot ,it is useful.Good for a   feed for plants ,good for butterflies .

Grandmas Garden

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:47

well ,to state the obvious you will need to de weed that   patio,just  get a trowel and dig out the weeds.you could plant up pots with flowers which can be changed easily and bring bright cheer. I would grass a small lawn and have a border with small bushes or bi-annuals that do not take much looking after,and a nice clematis on that treillis a montania .

Happy days

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:39

just bought some plants for a pound re-duced from £3. very good value at BQ they were a little exhausted but soon cured that .


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:35

I would wait till Autumn.

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