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shasta daisy

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 20:11
I have a white one too and I love it. Unfortunatly the snails love it more !! Be good when we can get Goldfinch over here.


Posted: 19/07/2012 at 23:08
Heard today that B&Q are slashing the prices of all their plants.


Posted: 19/07/2012 at 23:04
Hi Sue. I am fairly new myself and really enjoy reading all the posts. I have learnt a few things here myself and love hearing what other gardeners are up too. I especially enjoy seeing their photos. Wish I was clever enough to put some on myself. Will have to ask my grandaughter to help !! Roll on the weekend and the start of some better weather.

Talkback: Feeding birds in summer

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:50
JEA72 its ok to put the dried fruit out just as it is. I have never soaked mine and the blackbirds and robins have no trouble eating them. I cannot keep time with the feeders lately. No sooner I fill them up, they are empty again. I bought a large tub of fat balls not so long ago and they are all gone. My hubby reckons the birds get fed better than he does !!

Lily beetle

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:41
It's funny is'nt it how one area can be hit by bugs one year and another year not so bad. Last year was bad for me with the red lily beetle, yet this year hardly any. I check my lillies everyday and just pick off any bugs and squash them. The larvae is indeed gruesome, covered in excretment, needless to say I always use gloves !!

rejuvenating shrubs

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:34
Mine flowered for the first time last year. I really did need to cut it back as it was getting so tall it was blocking my view from the window. I'm afraid it was an impulse buy a few years ago and was planted with a view to moving it to a better position when I cleared a new border. Unfortunatly it took me so long as I had an op on my foot that it never did get moved. Must really stop these impulse buys !!


Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:21
All mine are dark leaved and in the garden. I want to get a couple of the one called Marmalade, it looks lovely in a mag I bought. Maybe I will try them in a pot. Is your vine weavil aproblem just in the pots, or in the ground as well ?

Photinia (Red Robin) Trees

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 23:30
I gave mine a good chop in May as it was getting too talland wide for the spot it was in. I have plenty of growth on it and it looks great. I was a bit concerned at the time I chopped it incase I chopped too much, especially off the top, but all looks well thank goodness. Mine is about 4 years old. Hopefully yours will both start filling out when the weather picks up. (Next week is supposed to be much better, here's hoping )

Deadheading RhodedendonDead

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 23:20
Dead heading as we have been talking about is not pruning. It is simply making the plant look tidy and stopping seed heads from forming.


Posted: 18/07/2012 at 23:15
I dont know wether it would make any difference as this seems to be 'what they do ' Might be worth a go tho. My soil is clay, but have mixed in lots of spent compost over the years, also never water them any more than anything else in the garden and they seem to thrive. Good luck.
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