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Latest posts by lavenderlass

slug and snail control

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:00

Hi Poly-anthus, You're right they are yukkie but I'm lucky my hubby cleans them out for me, but if I had to do it myself I think I would as they do keep the slugs/snails of the plants,

slug and snail control

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:17

I use slug trap from Poundland part filled with beer and place them round the garden.  I know family and friends who go round the garden collecting them by hand but the thought of picking up a slug turns my stomach.

Fruit in pots

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:34

Just before Christmas last year, I asked if anyone had overwintered rhubarb in a pot and if so could anybody give advice on the best way to do it.  I had several replies and one or two asked me to let them know if I succeeded.  Well I am pleased to say that my rhubarb is alive and well and I am looking forward to picking it in the Autumn.  For some reason I have lost all my threads so am having to start again, but wanted to tell those who were interested that I did manage to keep the rhubarb going (not sure how though) but I was so pleased to see the new shoots.

Rhubarb in pots

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:57

I seem to have lost all my threads, can anyone tell me if theyclear automatically.  Anyway last year I asked if anybody had grown rhubarb in pots and if so what was the best way to keep it going through the winter.  A lot of you were interested and asked to know if I managed to keep it going.  I was so pleased this morning, I was checking on the pots and there was the first sign of the rhubarb coming through. After the winter we have had I thought I would lose it.  Can't wait for the rhubarb crumbles etc. 

Clematis cuttisngs

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:45

Many thanks to you all for the advice.  After reading it all I think I maybe took them too late end of September/October and then put them straight into a cold frame, not realising they need bottom heat.  Maybe I'll try again this year but a bit earlier and try and provide some heat.

Clematis cuttisngs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:05

Hi, Can anyone give me any tips on rooting clematis cuttings.  I had watched Carol Klein explaining how to take the cuttings and thought I had followed her instructions.  Although I had taken several cuttings and kept them in the cold frame covered with fleece over the winter not one of them had taken.  Can anyone tell me what if anything I have done wrong or am I just unlucky?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 10:25

There are blue skies and fluffy clouds on the east coast but turn your back and the sky is black and it is snowing.  The wind is blowing off the east coast and is COLD.

Dhalias

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:32

Many thanks for your help Sotongeoff.  I will do as you suggest and hope for the best.

Dhalias

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:52

One of them has only one shoot which is quite long, if I take this as a cutting will it still spout again?  Should I have started them off later?

Dhalias

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 20:30

Have decided to try and do things properly this year so have started two dhalias (Manhattan Island) off in a deep tray, not having a greenhouse they are on the windowsill in the kitchen.  Both are beginning to sprout, but how big do the new shoots have to be before they are put into the pots in the garden?  Does it depend on the weather, does it have to be warm before they go out?  Any help would be apprecialted.  Space on the windowsill is limited as I have seeds growing too.

Discussions started by lavenderlass

Honey Fungus growth

Honey Fungus 
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Clematis from seed

 
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Dwarf Pear Tree

Scale Insect? 
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Fruit in pots

Rhubarb in pots 
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Rhubarb in pots

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Clematis cuttisngs

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Dhalias

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Bare root geraniums

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Quince

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Plug Plants

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Plastic Greenhouses

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Climbing rose

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Storms

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Mistake

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Mistake

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