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Overgrown Garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 23:08

I think I'd strim it down, cover it with a weed suppressant membrane and spend the rest of summer and autumn discovering what plants you have in the borders. That'll give you time to decide what you want to do with the lawn, there are some excellent wildflower turf meadows you can buy and they look very impressive (even just for a small part of the garden).

I wouldn't get rid of the lot as you may have decent plants in there that either haven't flowered yet, or have flowered already this year. It would be a  great shame to lose them. If you're unsure of what anything is just pop a photo on here and I'm sure someone will identify it for you.

Good luck with your new patch.

Slugs and snails

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:25

Bumping thread for slug flour tip.

Thanks doris.

slus and flour

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:21

Just a few minutes ago I was in the garden and put a flour trap down, although I didn't add water. It's the irst time I've done it so I'll see if I can bump up the old thread and we can both refresh our memories.

Pesky slugs/snails on the top shelf of my propagator have munched on some baby delphiniums.

Edit: You need to mix the flour with water.

shasta daisy

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:24

That is a beauty, could you try looking for somewhere to get the seeds from instead?

This isn't much help but I bought a 'Highland White Dream' Shasta from one of my local garden centres a couple of weeks ago (Dobbies).


Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:19

My Cosmos are just starting to flower now which is late for them, I wouldn't worry too much and just hope for more warm weather to spring them in to life. As said above they are much bigger this year than normal.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 19:03

Sorry Insomnia I'm away for a few days at the moment and hadn't been able to get online sooner to reply to you. Thank you for your very generous offer but I was visiting a garden today where they were selling seed potatoes to go in now (I went for Duke of York, Charlotte and Maris Pipers) so I am no longer in need.

I can't get over how generous your offer to send me some was though and if you PM me your address there's a little something I'd like to send to you instead.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:19

Thanks Zoomer, I shall have a nose around t'internet and find out what varieties there are (and keep my fingers crossed).

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 12:40

Sorry everyone, I have three cats

If any of my neighbours complained about them in their gardens I'd tell them to squirt the cats with a hose though.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 01:16

*Rubbish new gardener question coming up*

I quite like the idea of Christmas potatoes, and the idea of digging them up on Christmas Eve, but do I have to grow a certain variety for a late crop or will the plants just grow slower (in normal years) than the varieties sown earlier?

I'd also be interested to hear which varieties make the best roasties?

Potato blight soil

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 23:03

I don't think it would be much of a problem if say, you use it in your front garden keeping it well away from where you'd grow pots/tommies out the back. That's just a guess though based on what I've done in the past without blight coming back.

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