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Posted: 30/04/2013 at 10:32

I use them every year and they work wonders, especially for my poor hostas!


Definitely worth the money, in my opinion - I use the vine weevil ones too.

Golden courgette

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 10:31

Thanks Matty

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:09

By the way, what's the best variety for a container and possibly for a smaller space?

Just had a look at these seeds and my mind boggled!


Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:06

thanks Matty and AW - you've given me some courage!

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:57

Thanks Figrat  Hope they do ok in a ones in bed last year were ruined by fungus as it was so wet...

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:54

Can't find any small plants anywhere, so wondered if I am still in time to germinate some seeds indoors?

Only want a couple of plants as I'm growing them in pots!


nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:23

how lovely she looks very proud of herself!

Watering the garden your thoughts...

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:08

Q1) a-small

Q2) er, what is grey water? I use water I collect from various cans, plus some tap

Q3) f & g

Q4) I can't collect enough rainwater, so I mainly use tap and top up with rain, especially for plants that dislike hard water, like acers, camellias etc...

Q5) a, b & c

Q6) I use very little rainwater, only what I can collect in cans, because my garden is too small for a water me a compact water butt and I'll be happy!

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:01

Yes, mine is covered in small reddish leaves (North London)

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:55

Andy, by organic pellets do you mean the ferrous sulphate ones or something else?

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
Replies: 13    Views: 538
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
Replies: 10    Views: 849
Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
Replies: 46    Views: 1406
Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 800
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 351
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 504
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1640
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1582
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 415
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 359
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 731
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 468
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 559
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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