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Talkback: Waiting for rain

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
anyone like to come to North Wales and ring us out, I'm pretty sure we've got water to spare. Wind been a killer for the plants, my potatoes have been battered, and i wont be planting tall varieties of peas on the allotment again. I'm sure it will all come good : )

Talkback: Growing giant sunflowers - planting out

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
i'm not growing sun flower's ,I have just been to look my tulip tree with flower's 16" high,The tree has only been in 6 year's and I won't be around when it get to100".

Talkback: Growing roses - rose diseases

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
What is causing my poppy "Pattys Plum"s keaves to yellow,turn brown and sgrivel.Unsightly

Talkback: Dragonflies

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Same here, PatrickD, but my newer varieties of pinks are putting on a phenomenal show especially "Doris". I put it down to old plants and weather we have not seen the like of for a century. I will take new cuttings this year and ditch the old plants.

Talkback: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2011

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
The Chelsea Flower show – ‘the world’s most famous flower show’ The web is alive with bloggers stating which is their favourite show garden and the new plants that they simply must have. What was my highlight you ask? I can’t tell you, because I didn’t go. I couldn’t go. You see, I am a father of young children and so I am prohibited from attending. Children under 5 are not allowed. Period. I quote from the RHS website; ‘For reasons of comfort and safety, children under five, babes in arms, pushchairs and prams are not admitted to the show under any circumstances.’ Find my full comments at: Yours, Mucky.

Talkback: Wilding the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
I'm loving the new Artisan category, lots of my kind of gardens there. As an aquatics consultant, I always wonder what the posh water features would look like with a few weeks of algal growth changing things. Some of them are beautiful compositions of rock and landscaping that would look terrible once life started to colonise them. I've not seen much detail of the garden that houses goldfish in a glass table, I think I'd have to make a bee-line for that first to check that it wasn't merely a giant goldfish bowl full of 'expendable' garden ornaments..

Talkback: Moving bumblebee nests

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
If you have stinging insects around, it is a good idea to keep a bottle of vinegar handy. Bees have caustic venom neutralised by acid vinegar. Wasps have acid venom and we were told to use wet tea-bags. If you are not sure, dribble a drop of vinegar on the sting area. There should be an immediate cooling effect. From personal experience I know the vinegar works. I m also told that large containers of vinegar are routinely kept on beaches to neutralise jelly-fish stings.

Talkback: Growing dwarf French beans

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
I am glad I never put my young plants out we had slight frost this morning.

Talkback: Grow Yourself Healthy: May jobs

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Although an avid gardener for twenty years this is my first season growing vegetables thanks to my wife's interest in growing edibles and getting our three year old involved! We currently have peas, carrots, spring onions, lettuce, beetroot, tomatoes and peppers planted out in our new raised beds which will give us a start to our new home grown healthy food. Currently I am working on a base for a new greenhouse which should then give us a few other options. As usual some good tips on here which make informative reading.

Talkback: Biodiversity at the Malvern Show

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
I enjoyed Malvern - my first visit after years of trying to get there. It certainly helped moving 100 miles closer! Nice to see designers making provision for wildlife but I did feel for the goldfinch singing from one of the posts. It can't be easy having your territory change completely over the course of a few days! Local bumble bees had a fantastic time and a patch of french lavender had a few species making the most of the show. They also pointed out which plants were prefered on a few of the nursery sales stands too! I look forward to next year's show..

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