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Latest posts by flowering rose

Conference pears

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:21

I pick the pears from my daughter tree while they are still firm.I pick only what I need and put in the fridge to keep for a week.You can store them but they are best picked from the tree when you need them.

Frost damaged Hebe

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:56

I would not prune it yet and when you do lightly,as I lost a lovely Hebe when I pruned it in the winter ,luckily I took  a cutting and its now growing well.

Can i grow clematis in a trough?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:53

There is a variety that you can grow in hanging baskets now which would suit better.

ants

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:46

you will need to do  a grease band to stop the ants from use your tree to farm aphids. I   put a rag soaked in veg oil around it that's stops the ants and anything else .

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:16

get real your self and stop sticking your head in the  sand .I have seen the results of poisoning and if you think children wont do that ,you have never had a baby or todder .

Strawberry plants dying

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:11

you might have some damage from the frost or cold wind,they do have a bit of die back this time of year and new leaves will appear.Old plants will look a bit withered but it is the young ones you nee to keep an eye on.

Is it still too cold

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:07

perhaps you have given them too much heat and not enough light.some seeds need cold to start them off and others heat.you could put the seed tray into a plastic clear bag ,water first and keep in a light place not to hot until they start growing and then re move bag and let them grow slowly in moderate heat and thin out.

worth buying primroses now?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:01

keep them for next and divide them up making new plants . 

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:58

It is best if you have small children to kill slugs by not using poisons .Use the old methods ,salt,put in bucket and dispose.small children will put anything in their mouths and even if they touch it they don't wash their hands .Seeing a child suffer the effects and sometimes die of poisoning is not worth  the risk.Yes teach children about plants and poisons ,that's important but at young age under five they cant understand that.

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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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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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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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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