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April in Your Garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:46

I am not keen on using slug pellets unless I really have to - well- something was lurking in my greenhouse on the shelf somewhere. It munched 4 tomato plants leaving just the stalk,enjoyed 3 Celeriac seedlings then for pudding 6 Ageratum seedlings

I searched every tray and nook and cranny but couldn't find the culprit so resorted to putting some slug pellets around. Next morning there was the huuugest big black slug dead! They are very good at hiding aren't they!!!!

Barry is itching to get back down the allotment to put his potatoes and seeds in

Pam x

April in Your Garden

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:15

David - your garden is beautiful

Wintersong - your photos are gorgeous - I love the poppy

Today one minute it is raining ,the next minute the sun is shining - there was the most beautiful rainbow at 7am this morning

Inka - I hope your finger feels better soon  

Seeds as wedding favours

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:08

Hell Christine - What a lovely idea  My first thought is Annuals - poppies,cornflowers,calendula,candytuft etc. If they don't flower this year they may early next year. Others will probably come up with better suggestions

Pam x

Talkback: How to propagate herbs

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:02
grant12 wrote (see)
is lemon balm also known as lemongrass?

Hello Grant - Lemon Balm is a totally different plant to Lemon Grass

This is Lemon Balm


http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/herb_plants/lemon_balm_plant/

and this is Lemon Grass

http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/herb_plants/lemon_grass_east_indian_plant/

Lemon Balm is very easy to grow and spreads quite quickly.

I grew some Lemon grass from the pieces you can buy in a supermarket and it can be grown from seed.

Hope this helps

Pam x

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 12:16

Hello Lottie

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 06:34
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Hello Leadfarmer - I bought a pack of 6 plants from my local garden centre and I know that Homebase stock them in the Spring- i think you will find them readily available - look in the Alpine section  They are easy to look after !This is one of my sinks

Pam x

Keeping cosmos short

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 19:48

I have grown a Sonata Cosmos in an 8" (20cm) terracotta pot  so I would have thought that 24cm would be o.k  The only thing you may have to do is give the plant a bit of support.

Pam x

Keeping cosmos short

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 19:16

Hello Jovia - You could take the tops out which will hopefully make the plants bush out but they will probably still be a bit taller than the Sonata dwarf Cosmos.What size pot did you intend planting them in?

Pam x

Magnolia

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:22

My Magnolia stellata is about 30 years old and the branches are covered in lichen - I don't think this harms the tree.

Last year my Bottlebrush tree had to very,very severely pruned as it

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http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/bottlebrush004.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/streptocarpus/garden972010015.jpg

looked almost dead after the horrid winter we had - I thought it wasn't going to survive but it did,thank goodness

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:00

We were going to have salad too, Frank - now we are going to have sausages,egg and chips

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I enjoyed my dinner thanks!!!

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Good Customer Service!

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