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Lawn cutting

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:20

Thanks again.  Will check the weather

Lawn cutting

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 14:29

Is it too early to cut the lawn.  With the warm spell in December it grew quite a bit and I've seen my neighbour doing his.  Is it too early?

Planting a new tree where another one died

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:06

We had a Cotoneaster tree in our frnot garden for 30 years.  We loved watching the Fieldfare strip the berries in November.  It died last year and we had it removed and the stump grubbed up.  We want to plant another one, a Cotoneaster Hybrid Pendulus but my neighbour said if we planted it in the same position it is likely to die also.  Is there any truth in this.

Plants that don't attract babes and wasps

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 15:38

Thanks for your suggestions.  Looks like ornamental grasses then

Plants that don't attract babes and wasps

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 14:19

My 95 year old mother made me empty a herb bed under her kitchen window because it attracted bees and wasps and she had to keep her windows closed during the summer.  She has now asked me to plant perennials but nothing to attract stinging insects, as she has quite a phobias about them.  The bed is half circle, about 6 ft by 6 ft.  Any ideas please for something easy maintenance.

Pond blanket weed

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 21:59

Thanks for all your advise.  I will leave it for a while and maybe try old tights and some real Barley straw and keep pulling it out daily.  Thanks again.

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:40

I have Hollyhocks seeding everywhere and last year we noticed them growing in a small space between the house and patio.  We left them because it reminded us of a holiday last year in the Ile de Rieu in France where they grown on in the gaps. However if they do damage I will take them up.  They are about 8 ft tall and just flowering!

Pond blanket weed

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:34

Thanks hogweed.  No I haven't got a uv filter but will look into this.  

Pond blanket weed

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:24

I cleaned out my pond early Spring by emptying it.  It's quite small, about 8ft at the longest and 6 ft at the widest with only part of it 3 ft  deep.  I put Blagdon Fresh Start I. To rebalance the water, put the plants back the few fish I had left and it seemed fine.  In May I restocked the fish and put net over it as I lost of lot of fish through herons over the years.  In the last few weeks I hve been plagued with blanket weed which I have to remove daily.  I use the Blagdons Barley Straw extract.  I have used this many times before and also the Barley Straw Floating packs.  However, I lost 5 fish on consecutive days and I'm not sure what's killing them.  Surely the Barley Straw extract is a natural product and has never killed fish Or is the blanket week damaging them. It is clogging up the pump on a daily basis and I am pulling it out by hand.  Any suggestions!??

LILY BEETLES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:44

Thanks Rosie!

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Lawn cutting

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Planting a new tree where another one died

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Plants that don't attract babes and wasps

Perennials  
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Pond blanket weed

Can't get rid of it 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 07:55

LILY BEETLES

How to eradicate  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 09:39

Begonia tubers

Soil 
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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 18:18

LILY BULBS

Lily beetles 
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Last Post: 13/12/2012 at 10:05

PELAGONIUMS

Annuals 
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Last Post: 02/08/2012 at 22:40

CUTTING BACK CLIMBERS

Putting up new fence 
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Last Post: 29/07/2012 at 02:30

LILY BULBS

When can I lift my lily bulbs 
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