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Talkback: Pelargoniums

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
this is the second year that i have grown garlic without success, the first year there was nothing at all at the end of the stalk, this year there are bulbs but too small and black skins.They were planted in the autumn and i have just harvested them, did i not water them enough or did i leave them in too long?

Talkback: Autumn lawn care

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Some good advice on how to care for our lawns. I’ve just scarified my quite small back lawn, and then mixed the grass seed with some potting compost, as suggested. Then I very lightly pulled a bristle broom behind me across the entire lawn just to help settle the grass seed down. A hose set on very fine spray and then I’ll add the autumn feed next weekend.

Talkback: Signing off

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
what exam are you taking?

Talkback: Slug sex

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Reply to Jillyflower This is another mating act I have never observed, but snails use these calcified 'love darts' as some sort of stimulus. It's a mysterious and fascinating world under our feet.

Talkback: My five favourite dahlias

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I have bought 2 Hibiscus plants ,will they grow in a shady border? can i overwinter them in pots in the greenhouse or best to plant now Help please,how do you get onto the viewers blog?

Talkback: Gardening disputes between neighbours

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I have leylandii's which are my neighbours at the bottom of the garden, mine is not a big garden, about 45ft deep, the trees are about 30ft, they run along 3 neighbouring properties also. We have asked them if we could trim them to a height of about 15ft but alas no. They let us trim our side, that is all. It is a south facing garden,, but one now without much sunlight thanks to the trees. The council require £500 to send a letter and an officer to visit, with no guarantee that the tree height will successfully be lowered. I have no problem paying a smaller sum, but £500, is ridiculous with no guarantees.

Talkback: Tomato and potato blight

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
My thoughts exactly! The weather's been perfect for blight (I think}, plus all my tomatoes are outside this year and not a sign of blight on either potatoes or toms. Was the wind in the wrong direction to stop it blowing in?

Talkback: Are garden centres dull?

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I rarely visit Garden Centres now - I tend to look out specialist nurseries who are plant focussed, and get my inspiration from visiting gardens. As you point out, I can understand the commercial need to sell other than plants (I am sure plants themselves aren't hugely profitable). but it does put me off.

Talkback: Rhubarb

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I transplanted a few roots from my parents house that's over 40yrs old and we've had a steady crop all summer long .

Talkback: Fox droppings

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
PLEASE has anyone a tried and tested solution to rid me of a nightly visiting fox who is no doubt marking his territory? I have tried the suggestions from the "Fox Line" - Get Off etc., without success. Am trying Jeyes Fluid but that seemed to work for one night only. He/she ousted two lots of plants, spreads soil with abandon and when I saw him one evening I am convinced he was laughing! Help please!

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