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Latest posts by lindsay2610

Poor subscriber magazine

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 16:00

Hi Mary, please don't be put off, can understand why you were a bit perplexed when what you thought was GW was much inferior.  Glad it all got sorted.

They're really very nice on here, and very helpful with great gardening advice.  Do give it another go...

Poor subscriber magazine

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:31

I subscribed to the 5 for £5 and can confirm it's identical to the newsagent's copy but with extra pages with subscriber discounts....

Also the magazine is dispatched at the end of the month, so if this is something you've received in the last couple of days,  I'm sure it's nothing to do with the mag itself.

Could you possible have misinterpreted something else for GW?

Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:22

Although I've been trying to conserve them, my water butts are running low and the Independent today said this weather will last for weeks.

I own one camellia in a pot, and two azaleas in the ground which need rain water.  Any tips or tricks to reduce the alkaline content of tap water?

Clematis rubens montana pruning

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 08:52

One note about planting clematis next to each other which flower at different times....anything flowering until September will need cutting right back to a foot or two in the spring.  A Montana only really needs dead branches removing or a bit of a tidy up.  It can be difficult to tell the difference once two plants are established, so make sure you can identify what's what for pruning purposes.

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:51

Fantastic!  Ooh a Rebecca, a red clematis, how lovely.  That's pruning group 2, so cut stems back to a pair of strong buds in early spring and remove any dead or damaged stems then too.  Enjoy those beautiful flowers!


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:28

Thanks Verd, I have quite a few hellebores so will put them there and see how they get on.

A sycamore rant

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:46

Hi Fidgetbones, we are in a conservation area and we've had as much of it removed as we can, we now have a very tall, narrow canopy which doesn't shade us too much.  Although a low point last week was a pidgeon pooping on my head from 50ft while I was trying to weed my parsnips .  That really hurts from that height....

Unfortunately it's perfectly healthy I think - although maybe I should get a second opinion!



Posted: 24/06/2013 at 10:45

Oops, I meant they look healthy


Posted: 24/06/2013 at 10:45

That's how my seedlings look too Oakley, but they look Oakley so I think it's okay.

A sycamore rant

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 10:35

We have a 50 foot tall sycamore tree in our back garden and it's driving me to distraction!

Earlier in the year it spent two months dropping a thick sap onto every living thing in my garden.

Then it sent down tiny sticky flowers which stuck to everything

Now it's sending down helicopter type seeds which are covering my soil and veg beds.  I'm opening our garden on Saturday and instead of making it lovely, I'm spending hours picking them all out.

Later in the year it will send down large helicopter seeds and I'll spend next spring pulling the seedlings out of the beds.

It's driving me crazy!!!

Discussions started by lindsay2610

The blue tits are house hunting!

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Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 16:20

Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Advice needed please 
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Last Post: 05/11/2013 at 15:45

Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

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Last Post: 15/07/2013 at 19:36

A sycamore rant

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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 14:21

Plant ID please

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 15:41

Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 13:08

Gardeners World Live tomorrow

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 10:53

Soap spray

Okay for anything? 
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Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 10:56

Any idea what's happening to my hebe?

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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 21:28

Ground cover plants for a garden I'm never in

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Last Post: 06/08/2013 at 20:17

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Am I fighting a losing battle? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 19:58

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:39

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 21:34

Camellia buds not opening

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 07/05/2013 at 09:36

Moving honeysuckle

Is this plan likely to work? 
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Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 14:09
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