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Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:58

This year mine started strong, flowering well stem after stem. Then nothing for 2 weeks but healthy foliage was abundant. then a week ago they put up one flower stem each and promptly all died, The foliage rapidly turned yellow and wilted and I can see several flowering stems just peeking through the soil ready to shoot up but these too have turned yellow and have not moved above the soil.  No idea why, no pests I can see.

Water Feature

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:40

GAG ! GAG Again !

if you can, just push it over and walk away. a while later go and drag it from the drained stink puddle then give it a day. Then attack it with a big hot bucket of soapy water, preferably heavily scented soap like fairy washing up liquid (biodegradable) and a long handled brush that isn't too 'flicky' or 'pingy', as in pings the stuff your scrubbing at you. Repeat this with several buckets until stench and sludge has almost gone. Then get up close with a sponge and soapy water to finish the job.

I have a really sensitive gag reflex when it comes to anything that pongs so I adopt this approach often. LOL

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:28

LOL !! SOOO GROSS, Tetley.

on a serious note, of the 5 sunflowers I planted, 5 broke ground. I was so chuffed because the seeds were ones I had harvested from sunflowers I grew 3 years ago.

Down to 4 now. I went out the other morning and 1 had been decapitated. Its stem had been thoroughly chomped on, leaving the top half of my sunflower hanging by a thread with its leaves in the dirt.

No need for a SOCO, I spotted that tell tale shimmering silver trail.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 08:56

 Verdun, your garden is stunning.

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 22:55
Lol I imagine an actual lion would certainly stop the local cats, but in turn do a lot more damage.

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 20:45
I might be wrong but aren't mothballs poisonous.
This might leave me an unpopular member but it leaves me saddened when people feel bad squishing pesky slugs and snails and seek more humane methods yet when it comes to keeping cats off your garden the approach seems to be any means necessary.
Sorry I don't intend to offend or Anger people and I do know the damage felines inflict, especially on beautifully manicured lawns. Their urine rivals the power of many a greenery clearer/killer. But I beg of u please remember, however angry u are, cats are people's pets, a beloved family member. Its nothing personal.
Also I have been informed that lion poop pellets (not smelly to us) are a sure thing when it comes to repelling cats from your garden.


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 00:42
Hee hee. I'm always on the lookout. I popped to my local little Shop The other day, I took the alley way rather that the Street way and admired a beautiful clematis cascading down one of the rear garden fences. So Pretty. On my way back after shopping I nipped off a wee bit.
I Cant help myself . I'm currently using my spare room as my potting shed/Green house. Lol.
Also I have found that, if you notice a plant you like and the owner is in the garden, don't be shy. Tell them how much you like it, because we all love to get positive feedback and it almost always results in being offered a cutting so you can grow your own.

a frondy pink ...acer?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 00:24
Hiya, is it just that exact tree or are you trying to source one the same ?

Or have I missed the point entirely.

Acer struggling / dying

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:37
Hiya maureen60, it could be a touch of wind burn. Until this season my patio acer had never suffered any wind burn no matter what mother nature threw at it but this season for some reason the leaves on the very tips of its reach are browning and shrivelling up.
Atleast I hope that's what it is anyway. Aaaaaaaaargh .
We need the Acer experts help !! ???

Plants ID

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 06:07
I could be wrong but from looking at your pictures I have a suspicion pictures 5 and 6 could be the dreaded japanese knotweed. But it's hard to tell from pictures sometimes.
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Discussions started by Frannerz

acer help pleeeeease.

can I trim my acer now. ??. 
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issues when I create a message to post

I don't get a page like the one shown in help section.  
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Funny pest control !!!

I actually saw it happen. LMAO !! nature always cracks me up.  
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horrendous infestations have struck my garden, has anyone else had trouble this year.? 
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Russian giant sunflowers

Do I cut off the faded main heads? 
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