Latest posts by Peanuts3

What are these balls called?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:34

I was looking in a garden centre at box the other day and they seemed to have a powdery mildew on them.  Is this normal, or would this be the start of box blight ?  I'm sure it couldn't be as othewise the nursery wouldn't be selling them, but thought I'd ask. 

Also Lilly Pilly I think you missed a 1 off that number, round here for a 5litre pot they are £20, i was thinking myabe your figure should have been £145 for one that size.  They aren't cheap. 

But I love them, just want a few as well now.

Adult vine weevil traps

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:29

I have got round to using nematodes before but I've just seen adult wine weevil traps are now available. 

Has anyone used them and if so what do you think ?

I've got signs of vine weevil damage in two areas of my garden and I'm wondering whether to try these.

It looks like it is the wrong time of year to use nematodes.

Any advice ?

Achillea struggling

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:14

I bought some achillea last year on the basis it likes light, well draining soil, which is definitely what I have.  I thought it would thrive, but its really struggled.  Whether it is slugs ravishing it when it is growing but it just seems a bit of a nothing plant, unlike the plant i bought last year.

My soil is light sandy soil, in full sun / partial shade, south facing.  Can you think of any reason's it hasn't thrived...

I put a manure mulch on in the spring to feed everything.  Should I do a seaweed feed to give everything a boost.

Any ideas gratefully received.  Thank you.

Name that geranium!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:11

Hmm the ones you've all described is one I have and its gone mad ! I do have Wargrave pink and it is nothing like this other thug.  Still the thug has no name.  My flowers are pink with dark pink veins if that is the same as the others and it has grown through my philadephus to about 2ft tall.  Out the front under trees and its about 30cm tall.

I've found my wargrave pink is more of an orangy/ salmon pink,  Not a favourite and typically I bought it online without seeing the colour of it and bought loads of it.  It is just the wrong colour pink for my garden, its going to have to go. :-(

Your picture doesn't look like wargrave pink i don't think.

Mock Orange

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 21:44

Maybe it needs some heat, something we've been lacking this year...

Hydrangea Help

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:23

maybe in that heat, its just getting too much sun to cope with, after just being planted.  Could you move it to somewhere out of direct sun until it cools down and then if needs be move it back to where you want it when it cools down in the autumn.  Having lived in Kansas for a few years, I can totally appreciate that heat, and no wonder its struggling.

Hope you can get it to recover soon.

PS I'm no expert by the way, just guessing at what to do.  Someone else on here might have a better idea.

GW Magazine - crazy amount of advertising

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 19:46

I get that you need advertising to make a magazine pay, BUT I sat down to read my magazine whilst my kids were swimming and the amount of advertising in the mag seems to have gone mad.  32 pages out of 135 which doesn't include the market place section. (if my maths is correct that is 23% of the magazine is advertising (whole pages))

If this carries on, I'm not bothering to renew my subscription.  Its a double edged sword, if people stop buying = less revenue = need more advertising to pay for it = more people stop buying...

What does everyone else think.  This month seems especially bad...

Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 14:21

Does anyone else miss the weekly 'what to do now' emails that came round and were on the website?

Have I missed something, can i find them somewhere else or have they gone only to monthly emails. 

For the newbies like me, I really relied on that.  Is there any chance of that making a return ?


Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:21

i have snowberry and its a bit of a pain.  I find shoots coming out 6ft across the garden.  I'm trying to get back towards the boundary, so keep an eye on it.  I think the white berries are poisonous too, so just keep an eye on that if you have children, pets...

But at least it isn't knotweed

ID please 😊

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:20

it looks a lot like my Aster 'Little Carlow', may be wrong though.  i'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to confirm either way.

Discussions started by Peanuts3

Hydrangea limelight leaves

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Anyone on here from New Zealand?

I know we have people from all round the world 
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ID this wasp thing ?

coming out from under patio 
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Courses in plants / soft landscaping

Does such a thing exist? 
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Adult vine weevil traps

Has anyone used them 
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Achillea struggling

I thought it would thrive 
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GW Magazine - crazy amount of advertising

23% of magazine is advertising 
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Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

I read this every week. 
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Planting out agapanthus

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What pupae is this?

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Plant id please

I pulled it up then panicked.  
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What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

If anything... 
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Cat mint / Nepeta

Will it bring cats into the garden ? 
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Campanula Russel Pritchards Variety

How long do they last? 
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Marks on lilac leaves

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