Latest posts by gardengirl6

When to plant spring bulbs

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 22:05

Daffodils should be planted by end of October, which gives you a little time to enjoy your other flowers.    I usually try and squeeze mine in between the summer plants, using a narrow bulb-planting trowel.    Tulips should never be planted until November, as others have said.

Acer problems

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 17:23

Acers need ericaceous compost

What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:24

I think virtually anything can be grown in a pot, though some plants will need bigger pots than others.    I have seen roof gardens which are all pots and twelve foot high trees growing!

Planting Bulbs and Squirrels

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:12

I use cutttings of holly stuck in between the bulbs to deter the squirrels.    It looks better than chicken wire on pots, and the holly stays green for weeks.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:57

I have listened to it for many years now, and the thing I have learnt from it is that there isn't any one answer to a problem.    The experts often have different views.

Oh, Geoffrey Smith.    What a wonderful gardener he was, and he spoke with such a passion for his subject!

Grey Water

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:53

It is quite safe to use on soil, but not on plants to be eaten.    I prefer not to use it in pots.    Rain will help dilute it on the soil, but you may get a build-up of detergents in pots.

water edging plants

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:46

What about Solomon's Seal?

Russain Vine help

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 22:44

I agree with the other posters here.   What on earth do you want to take cuttings for?    It is known as "Mile a Minute" and everyone I know who has ever planted it has come to regret it and taken it out again!

hellp me identify this plant

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:47

It is pretty and the bees love it ...but, I would get rid of it fast!

Is this an ash tree?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 22:49

I believe it may have some thorns, too?

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