flowering rose

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1st year grape vine question

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:37

leave the grapes but remove any big leaves around it and if the bunch gets bigger thin them out.

What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:35

I think the buds are being attacked by some pest as mine has,the leafs turning brown may be a sign you have not watered it enough or it has wilt. I have sprayed mine with  a weak solution  of garlic as this deters pests but do not use on new planted plants as it will wilt them as it is to strong for them until there stronger.


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:36

true about garlic it does work to a decree  as do beer traps,dog biscuits  and many more things including birds and frogs but you will never ever get rid of slugs and snails and keeping them at bay is hard work .

Keeping wind off a windy allotment

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:28

it might help to grow a willow hedge so as the wind can go through it and disperse instead off full force knock down on plants,if something is solid it will blow hard against it  and like fences break them to pieces .

Pear leaf disease

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:25

looks like where its rained then the leaves are scorched by the sun,but most likely frost damage  or rust but more likely frost damage.

Help save my bougainvillea

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:20

I think monty said to leave plant alone taking off  leaves that turned yellow and it will pick it self up in no time(watch gardeners world as I might be wrong).My friend who lived in the country where this lovely plant grows informs me it grows like a weed over there.

how to stop leggy seedlings

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:17

don't grow them in rich soil ,seed compost or non compost soil from your garden. don't over water and thin out and re-pot regularly and make sure they do not get to hot and have the right amount of sunlight ,turn pots as well.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:14

They are all lovely ,you are all very lucky people.

Aphids and rose bush

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:52

soap and water or squash with fingers and let the lady birds have a go too.and if you do a lot of squashing with fingers ,wash hands after.

Talkback: Spring activity in the greenhouse

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:49

I love hiding in the green house ,I can hear the birds and bees buzzing about and lose myself in transplanting seedlings and of course a hot cup of tea as well.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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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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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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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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wild flowers

in the verges 
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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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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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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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