Latest posts by ladygardener2

Have I killed my hydrangea?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:50

It's a good sign but could you not drill some holes to make better drainage. It will suffer if it can't drain properly I think.

Have I killed my hydrangea?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 18:09

Both my Paniculata type Hydrangea are showing new growth now but only within the past week or so.

My advice would be to scrape a little of the bark and see if it is green underneath. I would however worry about growing one in a container with little drainage...


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:52

I know just how you feel. I saw my little friendly bat recently too. I'm always delighted they have made it though winter.


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:05

Baz I live in Northern Ireland and have never kept mine in the GH. Since yours have'nt yet started to show and unless you want to try to get them perhaps a week or two early then yes, I'd definately put them outside but I always make sure that I either sit them onto the gravel or put something underneath them to lift them up a bit so they are'nt sitting in water. Good luck. I've had some of mine for years.

what licence to sell produce do I get?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:31

Why not just find out if there is a car boot sale near you and get a plot there every couple of weeks or whenever. It's only about a tenner for a van and you could sell whatever you want. Once people get used to seeing you there they'll maybe buy even more from you and you'd certainly have plenty of potential customers.

Bird feeder video

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:27

Steephill thanks for sharing the video. He sure was hungry was'nt he. Smashing. Are they Sunflower chips or hearts in the feeder?

Dwarf buddleia

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:17

I've had Buzz Sky Blue (I think it's sky blue anyhow) for years, shortly after they became widely available a friend ordered the pack of 3 and gave me one of them. I grew it successfully in a large container for about 3 years then planted it into the back of the border. It has bloomed it's little socks off and I've never had a problem with it, I cut it back to about 30cm just above a pair of buds every late winter and off it goes. I would'nt be without it.


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:08

I keep mine outside baza and rarely have to water them in springtime unless we get a long spell of dry weather or unless it has been particularly windy. The top of the soil will often dry out a bit but if you stick your finger into the soil, it should be damp underneath and that's usually fine. Where abouts are you, are you trying to bring them on early hence having them in the GH?


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:14

Wouldn't that be amazing. If I do, I'll certainly post on here.

Talkback: Lambs' ears and woolly bees

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:12

Very interesting indeed. I too grow Stachys byzantina and had never heard that the bees use the soft down.

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