Ivy Green

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Bay pests

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:07

Sorry Italophile..it was actually Alina who identified my problem...thanks Alina!! Sorry to have confused things..... I am suffering from gardening overload...and maybe second glass of wine syndrome! 

Bay pests

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:04

Many thanks Italophile...you answered my questions today when faced with a load of those horrid things...hadn't noticed till I went to prune my bay!!  Thanks a mill!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:59

Thanks KEF.....problem solved!!! I think I may have done that before without really understanding how I had done it and now its clear...works perfectly   I'm now confident that I can lift my tulips!! Thanks again.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:47

Glad I'm not the only one having problems!!

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:37

Thanks everyone!  All very helpful advice and much appreciated!  

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 12:07

Very interested to hear about hardiness of sp.  Had always thought they were tricky so thanks for that! I cheated and bought mine at the garden centre yesterday.  have not grown sp for years for various reasons but need them to cover a trellis previously covered by clematis which died recently! Its on my patio so they will be in large pot...any tips on compost or other sp requirements? Like Everos I would like to know whether I should pinch tops?


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:54

Hi Blackcap...was walking the dog this am when I saw an acuba japonica in my neighbours garden and realized what I meant to recommend to you was actually FATSIA JAPONICA   and not acuba japonica !!( which I also have and love - it tollerates partial shade and is fab in the winter with its bright leaves and berries)  I'm not sure where you are gardening, but Fatsia Japonica is frost hardy but may need a bit of protection from strong wind....there is also a lovely variegated version.....sorry for getting my japonicas mixed up!


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:43

Hi Blackcap...you are probably sorted at this stage...but the thing that shines in my dark corner is my acuba japonica or cheese plant....requires no effort at all! Very old hat  (and even a bit cheesey!)I know but its lovely and shiney and green...also, have you thought about ferns...Monty was plantin them in a shady spot recently and they are lovely in the wind!


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:53

Hi all...very interesting Daphne chat....sorry Nutcutlet, can't help as know nothing bout Daphne (and most other gardening matters) but thought you might help me identify this which I inherited from my sister who doesn't know which one it is...sorry its a sideways pic..a bit new at all of this!! Just looking at it this am and notice that there are no signs of flowers....only planted it out recently and was hoping it might loose its unhealthy yellowy hue...not even sure what colour the leaves should be...would be very glad of any ideas!

Root mealybug

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:49

Thanks a lot Dianne 12...I will know my mealy bugs from my root mealy bugs next time! Hope you had a good weekend in the garden, it was amazingly warm here!


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