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how to get rid of

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 06:51

My husband has grown lilies in pots this year, and checked them, killing the lily beetles he found, on a daily basis.    He is keeping them in the pots to overwinter, hoping they will flower again next year.    Does this mean he will be preserving the lily beetles too?

Personally, I gave up on lilies several years ago, as the continual checking for these beetles became too much of a chore.    They are one of my husband's favourite flowers.


Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:35

I have one hydrangea in a pot - I couldn't begin to count how many flower-heads it has, there are so many.      But, it is a very thirsty plant and needs lots and lots of water!!!!

Roses on my driveway

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:24

My advice is to go with what YOU feel is right!

what to do with unwanted plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:33

My local Oxfam shop often has plants for sale - why not ask your local charity shops if they want them?

For sale section

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:29

A swap shop sounds a great idea!

Plant identification

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:26

It is a very pretty one.   Let us know when you identify it, won't you?

quick climber i can plant in august?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:05

Clematic and roses, honeysuckle too, all grow well on arches and are happy to share the space.     I am planning to plant the rose, Shropshire Lad on my arch this autumn.    Anyone know any reason why I shouldn't?

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 13:07

Wondeful photos, and thanks for sharing them with us.    We moved into our house just over two years ago, on an estate, and the garden is small like yours.    We decided to start from scratch, and had everything removed except for two shrubs!   We took out the lawn too - unless your garden is big, there isn't really room for one.   Now my garden looks so well established, I really believe it is much better to start from scratch rather than trying to work around what is already there.

Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 13:01

Yes, they do originate from Mexico.   I always think of them as the Mexican Daisy, as I never remember latin names.

quick climber i can plant in august?

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 12:53

What about a couple of winter-flowering clematis?     Such as Freckles?     I planted these last summer, and although they didn't grow very high, they did flower last November through to the spring.    This summer they have put on a lot of growth and virtually meet in the middle of the arch now.

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