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Heather - Dying?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:25

they do not like clay soil or being to wet although if you go up on the Quantocks where heather grows naturally,it is not clay soil but a light red soil.they are hard to get going but the flowers will die and you cut those off lightly and next year they will flower.Although they need watering at frist to settle them in dont over do it.


the best buy

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:49

My best buy was and is the bay tree I got for £1.5o in a small pot some 10years or more ago. I thought I would lose it in the winter and the hard ones of late I thought would see it become weak and die,not a bit of it ,it still is doing fine and I did take some cuttings from it once.I think perhaps because it is next to the patio and in a dip,that this has given  it shelter.As always it is the bargain plant that I find so interesting,to see it thrive and survie is always a thrill.Many chuck out plants at the supermarket I have brought back to life and seems more than if I bought a expensive one.what s your favorite buy or find.


Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:34
sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:25

make sure you rot the horse manure well before use.


Silver birch groups

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:22

they need space ,big trees when they get going. I have a small one out the front to re-place the one that was there .the branches droop and they get in the way of power lines so where is inportant.

Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:19

with out a flower its a bit hard to tell what rose,the above looks like a hebe ,might be wrong,but it looks healthy an occassional clip and leave alone.looks fine.

Bargain of the year

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:45

watch out for Tescos bargains,bought 50 bulbs for 3 pound which were marked 5pound but alas the second time round dispite the £3 pound sign charged £5.a little naught on their part I thought.

Ants on rose - why?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:41

the ants are getting ready to harvest the aphids by puttting them there (watch) and farm them to their advantage thats why you put a oily rag round apple tree to prevent this.

watering cactus

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:37

the death for a cactus is to over feed it and over water it and to neglect to water it at all.they draughts and airless rooms but like warm sunshine.do not put between the curtains in winter.

nettle feed

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:34

it does keep and I use it the next year while waiting for the next batch ,keep it ina dark area ,i dont cover it ,I use demi jars that i use to use for wine making.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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the use of garlic

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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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summer flowering ?

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spring bulbs in summer

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wild flowers

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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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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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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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