Latest posts by Gold1locks

How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:20

Six weeks should be fine, I reckon. I know you can sow grass seed 6 weeks after treating with lawn weedkiller, and seeds are a lot more sensitive than plants.  

One of my helebores

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:19

Although they sulk a bit after being divided, the best time to do it is just after flowering. I have a lot of self sown Lenten Roses - all purple - but I also have a couple of Ashford Hybrids that have just  gone over and I divided them yesterday. Here's hoping they get over it. 

Rhyncospermum Jasminoides

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:11

Its more common name is Trachelospermum jasminoides. It won't need staking as it's a twining climber and will need a supporting framework to climb up through. And it can easily grow to 20 feet plus. It is not reliably hardy in colder parts of the UK. I live in Lincolnshire and my garden is a bit exposed and the only place I would put it is on a warm west facing end of our house wall that goes up more than 20 feet, but it's the bother of creating a framework that is putting me off.

One of my helebores

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:15

Was there supposed to be a message with this, or are you just proudly showing off your Lenten Rose? 

jeyes fluid

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:14

You can get patio cleaners that are not harmful to plants - Clearway is safe, Algon is safe if contact level is low. I guess they won't be as effective as Jeyes, but should do the job. Try googling 'organic patio cleaner'. 

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:06

 You may be able to see the knobbly scar formed at the graft, and if so then the stright stem should emanate from just below the scar and the curly one just above the scar.  In any event, just remove the straight one, close to the trunk, as cleanly as you can with a sharp blade. 

Buddleja Identification

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:11

I have a variety with silvery dainty pointed leaves. It is a dwarf form, growing to 8 feet if left unpruned, unlike Black Knight and others that can grow quite a bit taller unpruned, up to 13 feet. Only problem is that mine is blue not purple. It is called Nanho Blue. 

Artificial lighting

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:06

I have responded to your survey as I have bought growlights in the past. I was a bit surprised how slanted the survey was towards buying factors such as brand, quality, price, and whether I'd be happy to receive mailings etc., but asked very little about practical factors that mattered a lot to me when I was thinking about buying and afterwards. 

For example, the supplier I chose was UK based and gave good delivery service, and the product quality was good, but when I needed replacement lights I couldn't source them from the supplier. I ended up buying from Germany, and when they arrived they were the right length, spectrum etc, but the connector pins didn't work. And I didn't get much help on how to assess the height of the lights above the plants so as to give optimum intensity, or (as I discovered a few years later) about the benefits of internal reflectors, etc..

Another factor in buying online is the difficulty I had in finding a local supplier that I could visit / get advice from on how to set up etc.  before buying. I don't see them in garden centres I visit.

There was no facility in the questionnaire to make more extended comments, which might have been more informative than clicking radio buttons. 

Good luck with the thesis. 






Website problems?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:40

Thanks Daniel. I started using the site three days ago, and it's been like that from the start. I read a response from you on email alerts that work has been going on for a while, so that's probably it. 

Website problems?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:31

I have been away from the site for a while, and have just returned to find that response time   is very slow - typically 20 seconds from clicking (I use Chrome).  Is it me or is it a site problem?

Sorry if this is already  a well aired problem but i haven't seen anything about it in postings. 

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