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Latest posts by Jo Stephenson

Ants

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:39

Hi guys,

I seem to be invaded by swarms of ants this year. They are in my lawn, my plant pots and they've started to come into the house. Is anybody else having problems this year and what can I do?

My lawn is starting to look messy with piles of sand everywhere and is it a real problem in my pots or should I not worry?

Cheers

Jo

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Hi guys,

I have some new plants that have just appeared in my garden from nowhere and would like to dive into your fountain of knowledge if you don't mind?

 

The yellow one comes on a very, very thin stem that has to be supported as it can't stand up otherwise. There is also a pink one beside it. Full sun in a border

The purple one has grown through a shrub, about 1.5m high. Half sun.

The white one has sprouted underneath a tree, half sun I would say.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46009.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46010.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46011.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Cheers

Jo 

Succulents advise

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:41

Ok thanks guys. I have another option. I could possibly turn it into a veggie garden But do I have to get rid of all the sand?

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:50

I'm in the Netherlands. The weather is similar to the south east of the uk. The sand is sharpish. It certainly doesn't have any problems growing weeds or grass.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:34

Hi guys,

im planning on converting my old children's sandpit into a a succulent/cacti garden. It currently is full of nothing but sand. So how much soil should I mix in? Can our wet climate overwater them? And can a bad winter kill them off?

cheers

Jo

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:40

Well I either have to bring them in during winter or go for something else. What about succulents?

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:18

Hi guys,

So, I have a window box in a shaded area that I want to put some plants in that don't need much attention and will do something interesting all year round. Do you think I could get away with a cactus or two? Or should I be looking at something else?

cheers

Jo

Suggestions please

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 10:55

As usual you guys have come up trumps. For an amateur gardener this forum is a wonderful resource. Thank you all.

Suggestions please

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 08:21

Hi guys,

So, I have a lot of shady areas under trees in my driveway and I want to plant a variety of plants that will look good throughout the year and help keep the weeds at bay.

My soil has a lot of clay.

Any suggestions?

Cheers

Jo

Plant pot problem

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:09

Thanks guys.

I think I might have a go at making a wooden planter. I've always fancied giving it a go.

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