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My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:24
Wish i lived next door to you.
Yes i too take cuttings of Fushia's, Pelagoniums,Pansies,etc but nothing like you,what a wonderful escape and pleasure. Wish my windowsills were a LOT bigger.

Talkback: Bats

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:48
I live in the outskirts of a large city,we don't have many bats flying around, but one day when changing the pots of plants on my wall, i came across the dehydrated body of a Pippistral WOW!!! so surprised how small they are, i have kept it in a small box so that children or any person interested, can take a look at something so perfect in every way.

traffic noise

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:30
TREES OR SHRUBS THAT CAN PRUNED TO MAKE A MID HIGH / DENSE BORDER AND MAKE IT INTERESTING FLOWER / BERRY / EVERGREEN / DECIDUOUS.

Newts

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:23
WOW!!! I WISH I WAS THAT LUCKY, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NEWTS,HE PLENTY OF FROGS,SO LIKE YOU , I SHALL BE FOLLOWING THIS THREAD WITH GREAT INTEREST.

Astrantias not flowering

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 00:06
I have only one Astrantia,which normally flowers most of the summer no trouble at all,this year not so,foliage is badly marked and flowers not much colour,for a better description, it looks sick, think will cut it back and give a feed.

Heucheras

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 01:21
Heucheras --- my favourite plant.
I started growing these quite colourful plants a few years ago,
I found them easy to grow, the lighter colour ones seem to do better in semi-shade, the darker, manage some sun, if small, start them off in a pot in shade, keep moist, not to wet, as they start to grow,feed them with a general fertilizer, the flowers are loved by Bees, watch out for the Vine Weevil grubs,these dreadful insects can cause such fatalities , they eat the roots,the results dont always show for some time,i usually use Vine Weevil earth soak, The plants can take some time to take off, so easy does it.
Another thing to know, they are very easy to propagate . so try and enjoy.

Bug house

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:37
Wow! sit, watch and enjoy, i dont have leaf-cutter bees [i wish] but what i do have are bumble bees,that have made their home via a hole by the side of my fish pond,wonderful to see the pathway they make,through plants, quite a few bees are back and fore with what looks like pollen, amazing, oh! how i wish it would stop raining,so i can sit and watch.

Talkback: How to take rose cuttings

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 01:20
In answer to ReillyMarie question about black spot on roses,this problem requires hygiene ----pick up any fallen leaves- --these don't get put on compost heap----bin or burn. take any diseased leaves off the plant,and destroy these as well. it may seem drastic, but this disease is spread from plant to plant so wash hand,and any tool used. keep looking, and keep ground clean,as it stays in the ground for a long time.

Identification

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 00:48
It certainly looks like one of the Clematis Montana's,if there is a slight perfume it may be Montana Elizabeth,but which ever one it is, it can be kept in check by pruning after flowering, just enough to keep it within your limits,.........enjoy!

problem solving

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 23:26
I have a large amount of Daffodils and Tulips, at planting time, those that don't get put into the garden, get put into large plastic pots, I can then put them into displays where shrubs etc grow, when display finished take them out after of course, dead heading and feeding,and put them to one side,so they can still be fed when leaves turn brown clean things up and put them away eg shed,garage til next time,

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