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Posted: 13/07/2012 at 12:17

An upturned pot filled with straw/shreaded paper put out at night time and taken away to another part of the garden in the morning is the traditional tip.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 19:01

I wouldn't hold back Miss, I've planted summer annuals where the tiny plants will grow. They need potting up and growing on for a while before they go in to the ground anyway (when they eventually arrive that is).

shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 15:55

Not summer plants but I have a similar boarder that I use for spring plants, aquilegas a plenty with daffies and tulips. It doesn't look great at the moment but in spring it's the first part of the garden to get any attention.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:34

Sorry Jean, didn't mean to scare you.

It's just one of those plants I've decided I don't want and have treated as a weed ever since.

Horsetail - Help!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:23

I'm fairly sure there's a thread on this weed somewhere already, although I haven't worked out how to search the forum yet.  Have a nose round see if you can find it.

Horsetail/Marestail is as old as the hills and sounds a complete pain to deal with,  good luck with it.

Lavender Collapse - Can it be saved?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:02

Yep, Lavenders don't live very long (and start to look ropey after about 4 or 5 years) they're easy to take cuttings from so, as said, take some cuttings now and prepare to replace the plants by spring.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:57

Jean I came back on here to post about an annoying pink geranium type flower I pull up whenever I see it, and you've named the little bleeder. Learn something new everyday here!

I'm sure there are people here who love it (it was loved by my Mum for ages), and in the right garden it would look beautiful, but I've pulled up handfulls of the stuff for years.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 22:24
weejenny wrote (see)

I wish I could get japanese anemones to survive. I have the welsh poppy I love it I know it seeds everywhere but thats the look I want I have a red monarda that seeds everywhere too

Do Monarda's self seed a lot then? I have a really tall one in my garden and I absolutely love it.

What's up with my Gooseberry bush?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 18:38

Fingers crossed!

Thanks for taking the time to reply, it's much appreciated.

What's up with my Gooseberry bush?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 18:29

This is the first time the leaves have been stripped, leaving only about two right at the end of one of the branches.

Think I'll just have to keep an eye on it and pick off any that I see. I've just got an allotment and it's something that will be moving from the garden there. I guess a soil change and potting it up in to something else first might be a good idea first. But do you know if the plant can still be productive next year or has it had it?

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Hollyhock Rust?

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20% off at Marshalls

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Posting links and pictures from an iphone

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