Latest posts by homebird

how can I get rid of an unwanted yucca

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 07:28

They are a nightmare. I've tried so hard to get rid of mine. I've dug 3feet down to get one out and a young one sprang up to replace it not far away. I can't tell you the number of times  I've been pierced by the sharpe points. Dig deep and wide.

Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 07:01

I bought this last month and planted it in the garden. Should I pot it up and keep it over winter in the cold greenhouse. It was said to be a perenial and hardy but I have also read that these are more often grown as annuals. I would like to keep it if possible.

What is this Blue flower called?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:54

I noticed this flower in the garden yesterday. I don't know what it is. Can you tell me what it is. Is it a weed or not. It's more blue than the photo shows

Rambling rose

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 21:00

Thanks Sanjy, I've tied it back horizontally to the trellis and cut the very long lengths (. they were about 12 ft long)  back by a couple of foot.  This was bought as a climbing rose...obviously mis labelled. 

Rambling rose

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 17:20

This rose, I can't find its name, flowered beautifully in early summer and has developed rose hips. We have cut back the hedge behind it and now I don't know whether to cut the rose down and if so, by how much, or should I just tie the whippy branches to the trellis. Can someone advise me please. 

Pond care

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 22:17

Did one more clean out of the filter and then replaced the foam with new and the water is as clear as a bell now.  😊

Pond care

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 16:52

It's not a pressurised filter system just a static header tank fed by a submersible pump. We've cleaned it out twice, last week and this week, since I removed the plants. We will wait a few weeks, cleaning the filters each week and see what effect that has. The fish are happy, feeding well. Thanks for your replies. 

Pond care

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 13:28

I have pulled out lots of plants from my pond because they were taking over and the water lilies were cramped. This left a lot of disturbed soil etc. We have cleaned out the filters full of sludge  twice...is there anything else you can suggest to settle the pond Water. It doesn't seem to be bothering the fish but the water is constantly brown.

Last edited: 04 August 2016 13:29:12

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 08:02

😊I am grateful for your help.

Last edited: 29 July 2016 08:07:05

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 08:00

Thanks Hortum and Posy, great suggestions. I have Hostas that I want to split and move, I will transplant some of the Heucheras. I will buy some hardy ferns and I like epimediums. I now have quite a shopping list!! But I am grate

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Pea plants

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Leaf ID please

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Crab apple jelly time.

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What is this plant?

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Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

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What is this Blue flower called?

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Rambling rose

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Pond care

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What can I grow a border under a tree.

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