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Cheap gloves

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 21:36

I think Showa gloves are the best around. Possibly not the cheapest at around £6-7 but they last me about 6 months or so - and I do a lot of gardening. I like that they are a snug fit in the Small size and they also do a thermal pair for winter which are just great.

Hilliers sometimes reduce the price so I buy a couple of pairs when I see them.

Witch hazel is it meant to look like this??

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 22:10

I understand that witchhazel droops its leaves vertically when it is short of water (which is what mine does very often) so I would give it a good canful of water and monitor it for a day or two and see if it picks up. If the leaves then hang horizontally you will know it was a water shortage. If it's sandy soil, that means it drains very quickly so I would add some leaf mould or some ericaceous compost around it unless you've already got acid soil.

New look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:13

I'm glad it's not just me. Just logged on and wondered what on earth had happened and if I'd hit the wrong button by mistake.

It's AWFUL!!!

extra deep pots

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:08

Hi Tom,

You could also try some Lily Regale which need deep pots, yours sound like lily pots to me which are usually tall and tapered. 

Hopefully you can still get some potted up Lilies from the GC.

Copper tape

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:01

Hi aym280,  I too grow delphiniums and have found that sharp grit helps to keep slugs and snails off better than anything else - and works in the rain as well.

I am though trying the liquid slug killer recommended by a friend to kill the ones in the soil, will wait and see what happens.

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:58

Okay Steve, I'll put them on the windowsill and take them off at night. Thanks.

Copper tape

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:14

Gosh, 4 metres for £2.50 is a good buy, I've been paying about £5 a roll - pity we don't have a Wilko near us.

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:11

Thanks Steve301 & Rosemary51. The table is just under a window so I don't think light is the problem. Was going to pot them up today but got side tracked into planting out some substitute delphiniums and more lupins in the sunshine - only to have to rush in from heavy rain, thunder and lightening 5 mins later! Oh well, they'll have to sink or swim.


Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:51

I'm really annoyed as well - with OH away I was planning to put my feet up with a glass of wine and watch GW.  BBC take note, us gardeners will unite against you soon.

Runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:48

My runner beans are in loo rolls on the dining room table and already quite tall and waving - it's far too cold here in Bath to plant out yet but should I repot in bigger individual pots?

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