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Latest posts by franco6832

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:38

true. you just never know what will work until you have tried it. what i have done with mine is just move plants around fom the garden. i have sections of the garden which are invaded with crocus, forget me nots and muscari. all these are dug up and go in the  trampoline area, so in actual fact, it's recycling and it does not cost a penny only a few aches and pains. lol

If it doesn't work i have not lost anything really.

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 12:00

my attempt at turning the dead area under my trampoline into a woodland area.





keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:53

i sprinkled the powdered chilli on the surface of the compost .

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:51

thanks for yr replies. i will work on it.


keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:56

i had the same problem. i sprinkled powdered chilli to mask the smell. it worked only a few days and they returned to chomp on the rest. i have put in some new seeds. i am hoping as the weather has warmed up, they will get another source of food and leave my beans alone. good-luck.

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:52

i planted a few allium purple sensation bulbs a few years ago and they have almost taken over the garden. i think all the seed heads are coming off as soon as they are finished this year. how do i get rid of the unwanted seedlings ?. my irises are also expanding like they are on speed. i put them in last year and only one flowered, but now there are several off-shoots. my garden looks like an overgrown lawn full of bulblets.

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:15

i have a 10 foot trampoline with the same problem. i have daffodils,snowdrops, crocus, fritalaria, anemones, ferns, iris reticulata, primrose, lantern rose and other bits and bobs planted underneath. i leave the main metal structure in place and take off the black cover in autumn. i only put it back around Apr/May by which time most of the flowers would have gone over. Some of the bulbs have been in there for years but a few have been added to turn it into a sort of woodland area. i would try and take some photos morrow.

Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 16:03

just get an axe and chop off the small bits and cover with mulch and plant up a large pot with trailing plants and place on the stump  to draw attention from the stump, but u will still have to tidy the broken  fences to tidy up the garden. A lick of paint might do the trick. good luck.

Tomato Seedlings Have Wilted??

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:52

had the same problem with my tomatoes. i will try a new batch next week.

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:47
Verdun wrote (see)
Wood green, I share your fondness for the whites.....I grow these in groups. When sun shines they just glisten. And in partial shade they light up the area.
I grow colours too but wait to see what they are and match them up.
Funnily enough.....contrary to how I previously thought....they do better in good soil. I pre-empt their increased vigour by further pinching. ( great believer in the Chelsea chop and regular pinching out)

I dont think the chelsea chop will work this year with the terrible weather we are Apart from tete-a-tete in flower, nothing is really romping away

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