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Latest posts by franco6832

Dead Head Alliums?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:42

it depends on what type of soil u have and how big yr garden is. if they like yr soil, then u will get loads of seedlings like grass seedlings and they can take over and swamp the spring display so if u have a small town garden, then its a bit of a nuisance and deadheading will be a better option.

Arum Lily Problems

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:04

thanks, dovefromabove, i have already loaded the place with all sorts. fritallaria, daffs,crocus,ferns,forget me nots,anemones,muscari,lily of the valley,snowdrops,cyclamen  and primroses.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 19:45

 I moved one yesteday. Got a good size root ball and potted it. It was one of these soft leaved ones, so the snails and slugs were still munching on the leaves despite the pellets and the garlic spray. I chopped off the damaged leaves, gave a feed and a good soak and it has responded very well.

Arum Lily Problems

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 09:58

awww, i planted a few clumps under my trampoline as an experiment for a woodland area.

1. should i be worried?

2. should i get rid of them?

3. can they be kept in check?


any help will be very much appreciated.

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:42

Looking at the picture, i would have put a white edging,  given the plants already in there a top up of good quality compost to feed the plants. Front gardens normally have poor soil, so a generous amount of topsoil/compost is always welcome and the white edging will also go with the front of the house.

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:00

that's heaven in my book. i dont have to go after them. wish i had this problem. lol

Tomato plants

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 17:29

dont lose hope. pot them on in fresh compost. u will definitely get fruits, but they might not ripen, but u can always try making green tomato chutney with the green toms.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:30

every shade of colour goes in my garden, beats an overgrown weedy garden full of rubbish.

Can you name these two leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 13:14

i think the 4th and fifth is pyrethrum

Red beetles

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:03

squish and stamp. i just dispatched about 6 an hour ago, and a few snails and slugs to go with it. Strangely enough, i have not seen any of  the humongous slugs we had last year.

Discussions started by franco6832

what is this giant in my garden

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What is this tree?

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Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 23:23

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 22:26

gardener's world offers?

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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 20:11

when is the best to mulch/improve the soil

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