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Lavender Lady

Latest posts by Lavender Lady

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:33

Have loads of fruit on my tomato plants in greenhouse.  Some of the fruit is being shaded by all the leaves.  Is it ok to cut the leaves off to allow light to get through.  This is my first year with green house and growing tomatoes so bit of a novice at the mo but am really pleased with the amount of tomotoes on the plants, can't wait for them to ripen

Rose help please

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 07:12

Yes I agree, roses like to be in the ground so that their roots can go deep.  Roses take a couple of years to settle in as well and once settled they will flower away quite happily.  Give it time.

Horticultural Epsom Salts

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:53

Is there a difference between normal Epsom salts and Horticultural Epsom salts ?

Any bee keepers out there to answer a question

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:54

TY Berghill


Plant identification please

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:48

I think it is nepeta as well, it is pretty in hanging baskets etc.  Sold as an annual in my local nursery but it overwinters perfectly well here in my tubs etc.  I think it is a lovely little plant.

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:46

I love Khan, we had a German Shepherd many years ago called Tara, she totally respected the garden.  She would play on the lawn with her ball and if went into the flowerbeds she would sit beside them and wait for someone to retrieve it for her.  I now have a young westie called Angus, he is not quite so good with the flowerbeds just yet, bit too young yet but we are getting there.  Pets are part of the garden it is their garden too -they just need to be trained to know their boundaries and gardeners and pets can live happily together. 

I also have two cats aged 15 and 16, they are in charge as far as the dog is concerned. 

What's eaten my rose?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:41

Sounds like some kind of caterpillar to me lotto, they can literally strip a plant overnight.  What a shame though.  I have a lot of pigeons and I have never known them to eat roses. 

Any bee keepers out there to answer a question

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:39

I posted earlier, I grow a lot of the closed type roses which I love but I know they are not good for the bees as they are unable to get to the nectar.

My question is that when the petals fall and the rose has finished can the bees then get to the nectar ?  This may be a completely stupid question but I really don't know and if this was the case I then would delay deadheading to give the  bees a chance. 

I must say I do also have a lot of the open roses as well which are always full of bees

question about bees and roses ?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:36

Yes you are right, I mean nectar don't I.  Yes you are right we need a bee keeper to answer.  I might repost. 

question about bees and roses ?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:32

What I want to know is when the petals fall from these tight blooms can the bees then get to the pollen.

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Tomato plants in greenhouse

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Any bee keepers out there to answer a question

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question about bees and roses ?

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My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

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Morrisons Tulips

Beautiful and would recommend 
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Frost damaged Ivy

Will it recover ?? 
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Is it still ok to feed dried fruit to birds bearing in mind the young

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Wistera - a good dark coloured one - any ideas ?

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