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Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 09:41

My so called perennials died over last winter. I think I'd rather have biennials which self seed and at least fill some gaps. These "illumination" types are move trouble than dahlias!

Who Stole my ID?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:26

Thankyou fidgetbones for letting me know, sorry I unwittingly robbed you of your moment of glory.  I did not find it immediately, but was looking through my last few edition and spotted it then.

Thanks to KT53 if only it had been something I wrote!!! But I have no hedge so I was doubly puzzled.

Thank you for the advice, all of you, but DovefromAbove can you please tell me who is Daniel and what is a PM?

Who Stole my ID?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:16

On page 20 of January's Magazine a comment has appeared bearing my namestyle.  I did not write it, so I am naturally concerned that material in my name has appeared in a national magazine without my knowledge or permission.

I could not think of another way to bring this to your attention and I apologise if this is not the right way.  Please let me know what is going on?

Rhododendron

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:30
Posted: 01/02/2014 at 03:20

I have a four year old rhododendron which is in a large pot in acid compost.  This year it has four flower buds on every terminal, which is a record for this plant, but unfortunately it is drooping it's leaves (not through lack of water I assure you) the leaves are not floppy but quite firm and mid green.  It has never had dark leaves,  I think it is Mrs Lewinsky.  Pink with a maroon splash in the centre. Can you tell me if this is likely to be an attack of vine weevil and if so what to do about it? 

Many thanks  (sorry to re-post this query, but I'm a novice Rhodo grower and need the advice)

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 03:20

I have a four year old rhododendron which is in a large pot in acid compost.  This year it has four flower buds on every terminal, which is a record for this plant, but unfortunately it is drooping it's leaves (not through lack of water I assure you) the leaves are not floppy but quite firm and mid green.  It has never had dark leaves,  I think it is Mrs Lewinsky.  Pink with a maroon splash in the centre. Can you tell me if this is likely to be an attack of vine weevil and if so what to do about it? 

Many thanks

Loads of bulbs not in the ground

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 03:25

I have been unwell since before Christmas and all the bulbs - Tulips, Daffs, Crocus etc. have been kept in a cool dark place. Naturally they are all sprouting now, do I have to thre them away or is it ok to plants them even though it's late and they are sprouting?   I spent a load of money this year and am fed up with the awful weather plus feeling off colour, but feel awful guilty about letting them go to waste?

Many thanks for your help. Gardening Genes

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:17

Rosemary Smith, are you referring to my comment?  I think the faux wasp nest is an extremely good idea, but having been ill most of this summer I haven't got around to hanging it up. The rest was a joke.

I was taught when I was young not to antagonise them, with the result that I have never been stung, but I think the autumn is particularly dangerous because the poor things are dying and drowsy and can sting if accidentally picked up with fallen fruit or leaves.

If these things are explained to children quietly and calmly I'm sure they would take note. Certainly neither of my sons have been stung and they are both animal lovers now they are adults.

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:35

I bought one of those Grey fleecy bags which look like a wasp's nest when hung up in the garden.  The theory is that wasps never build a nest close to one already in existence.  It has worked so far, and I haven't even hung it up yet!!!

Seriously, the idea of luring any animal to it's death is cruel, especially when they may not have even come near without the bait!!!

Pear tree

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 19:38

My pear tree is the same. It began last year when all the leaves seemed to rot on the tree and there were very few pears.  I put it down to the wet weather, but this year it has set lots of fruit and was looking healthy till yesterday when I noticed the same type of black mould starting on the leaves.  Is there anything we can do about it?

Why won't plants grow under my Holly tree?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 19:32

Perhaps you should ask your boarder to leave some room for plants?

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Who Stole my ID?

An item in Gardeners' World Magazine 
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Rhododendron

Rhodo looking sick 
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Loads of bulbs not in the ground

Advice 
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Spanish Bluebells Still on Sale

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Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

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Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Mauve/Blue, white centres, large flowers, sterile 
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Is glyphosate safe?

Can glyphosate kill more than it is supposed to? 
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