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Latest posts by flowering rose

A new small flowering plant ID, please.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:49

I don't know but it looks very pretty.

New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:48

we have new raised beds from clay soil which over 38 years endless amounts of compost has gone in it .We have had to add more again and make sure you dig it over not just once  every time the bed becomes empty.We also grow potatoes in them first to help break the soil down. Its never easy with clay soil but digging and putting compost in will help.

BEDDING PLANTS

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:42

They have to good drainage and you need to water in the cool of the day every day with a good can of water,they will need dead heading and feeding too once a week. and make sure the compost you put it in is not tired ,always use "fresh" compost .In intense heat they will wilt but will pick up in the cool of the day.

PEAT FREE compost

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:37

no .

Bluebells?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:32

They be the Spanish variety they spread like wild fire.

Dragonflies

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:30

maybe from someone else s pond or river nearby. don't get them muddled with damsel flies.

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:03

My greengage and plum are the same the same they don't like this hot weather.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:00

Well you ll soon find out! I do  the chop and it works for most things and tidies things up, I am sure they will be fine.

shrubs/small trees

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:58

well done! leylandyii  are suited for small gardens and will leave the soil poor.They  are of the seventies when they were bought cheap and on mass from supermarkets for hedging .

Have I got a really tall Holyhock?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:54

its because they like dry poor soil and that's why sometimes you see them growing well next too walls.

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