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Latest posts by happycottontail

Help! Leaves of Ceanothus Concha turning yellow

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:52

This is a small shrub about 3 feet tall, planted late May. She's such a beautiful blue, and I don't want to lose her!  Any advice?

 

Buddleja hanging its heads - is this normal?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:09

I have a young buddleja, about three feet tall, planted in June.  I can give it a good drink of an evening, but the following day it's heads will start to droop.  Is this normal, or perhaps due to the prolonged heat?  I don't think it can be thirsty 

Bees'World.com

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 16:17

The other day I was watching a bee buzzing around my foxgloves.  It bounced from one flower to another, landing on the runway, but never venturing inside. I could have sworn I heard it buzzing, "BEEn there, done that, got the BEEshirt"  

Runner beans - masses of flowers, only ONE bean.

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 18:31

I've started giving them a good soak twice instead of once a day, and have also misted the flowers, so we'll see what happens!  I'll let you know .....

Runner beans - masses of flowers, only ONE bean.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 11:15

I have 3 White Lady runner bean plants in a big pot on my patio.  It is my first attempt at growing them.  They look really healthy and have smothered the 6' wigwam with masses of leaves and flowers.  9 days ago I spotted my first miniscule bean, and felt really proud!   But since then, absolutely nothing - just dead flowers on the ground.   Bees don't seem to be visiting, even though I have planted some sweet peas with the runners and there are single dahlias and roses nearby.  Any suggestions?

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:37

Lyn your picture has just appeared - thank you!

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:35
Lyn wrote (see)

Mine is a Hoselock on a reel, doesnt kink winds up easy and neat on the wall, i got it from Amazon. Love it.

Sounds great Lyn.  Can you give me a model name/code number?  Also, do you have to put it on a wall, or can it sit on the ground next to the water tap?

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:25

Great start with some good basic advice - thank you!  Now i need to know if you could recommend a particular hose on a reel, and what sort of tap connectors i might need.  I tend to be very nervous of anything that isn't as simple as ABC, so explanations in words of one syllable will be welcome and not considered at all patronising!    

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 07:32

I have a garden full of newly planted shrubs and perennials, and along comes an extended heatwave    Both of my water butts are almost empty, so I need to invest in a garden hose, pronto.  I want something reasonably light to handle and easy to use, that will do the job it's meant for and not cause me grief.  Are you in love with your garden hose?  Or do you hate the one you have?  Any tips on which models to go for and which to avoid would be very useful.  Thanks!

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:24

It doesn't look like many people have this beautiful plant, and SwissSue must be out in her garden ..........

Discussions started by happycottontail

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 22:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02

Pesky pigeons

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Last Post: 29/07/2014 at 00:41

Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 21:15

Surprise tomato plant!

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:06

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 19:36

Hebe Purple Pixie

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 18:00

Japanese Anemone not happy

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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 14:14

Agastache Black Adder

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 09:13

What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 11:20

Can you identify this clematis please?

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Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 15:29
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