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Latest posts by LorraineP

Viburnums, periwinkles, butchers broom, berberis in full shade

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 21:57

djjjuk, if you would really love a camelia then it may be worth a try.  My parents have a camelia which is in full sun and it flourishes.  An abundance of flowers every year.  My father-in-law also has one which gets the sun until about 2pm and that too seems very happy with its situation, again flowers abundantly.  Both are established shrubs.  Just remember I also had a camelia at a previous house which was in heavy clay soil and also got the morning sun and was also happy and healthy.  What is it 'they' say "rules are made to be broken"!

new member introduction

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 18:05

Hello and welcome to all the newbies.  Not much more than a newbie to this site myself, but have learned so much in a short space of time.  Really enjoy and appreciate the friendly, practial & knowledgable advice given and I'm sure you will too.  Happy gardening!

Egg idenification

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Egg idenification

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 13:11

Thanks for the sand tip, otnorot/Bill, I'll be doing that too.  

Rooting powder

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:32

I recently potted some cuttings of cineraria silver dust, half using hormone rooting powder and half without, as an experiment to see if they differed.  All seem to have taken and are looking healthy.  Not conclusive proof, but will try this again for comparison.

Egg idenification

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 15:00

Good point LG - got to keep it in perspective. . . . but don't we just hate it when those pesky slimey creatures gorge on our lovely new shoots.  There's no mistaking them when they're mature so they won't get away with their behaviour for long!

Egg idenification

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 12:58

Hi everyone, I have just been weeding my garden and have come across some small eggs in the soild.  Initially, I assumed they would be slug eggs (I had come across a few whilst weeding) and removed them.  Then I considered they may be worm eggs, (as there were a number of these too) which I obviously want to keep.  I have 'googled' both types of eggs and am still none the wiser.  Just wondered if anyone out there could help identify these eggs.  Thanks.

Lawn too healthy

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 20:26

. . . . . or a goat!  Your son might love that too.  

Is my Bramley Apple Tree dead?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:06

Neither is my 'ancient' apple tree in leaf yet - but I can see fresh buds beginning to appear.  It sounds to be in similar condition to yours Heafybeafy - bark peeling off, poor fruit.  I trimmed it in January hoping it may help.  Alas, if it doesn't buck up it will probably get the heave-ho soon.  So interested to hear what response you get about your tree.

Advice on growing Raspberries

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Hi Michelle,  If you haven't done so already you may get a better response if you post a new thread.  Sorry I won't be any help to you as I'm a novice too. Good luck  

Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 07:08

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
Replies: 2    Views: 131
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 4    Views: 183
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 0    Views: 86
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
Replies: 9    Views: 375
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
Replies: 8    Views: 330
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
Replies: 38    Views: 3548
Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
Replies: 12    Views: 517
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 542
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 4482
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 483
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

Replies: 6    Views: 725
Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

Replies: 5    Views: 771
Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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