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Latest posts by lucky3

planting into garden

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 20:26

Thank you all for your helpfull replies,  I shall start hardening off then get them planted up outside. I usually wait until mid June so can put the plants straight into the boders.But I have done  double lots this year of tomato , cucumber , and ,Melon. So  along with all the plants its getting a bit swamped.! Like everyone else I'm Keeping my fingers crossed for double digits!!!!!

Talkback: Mullein moth caterpillars

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 17:48

ARE THESE THEONES THAT MUTILATE MY  VERBASCUMS, AND HOW  DO YOU PREVENT IT OR IF ITS TOO LATE  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN SPRAY WITH.

planting into garden

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 17:42

Has anyone planted out yet or is it still too early.?  I am in South Yorkshire. .. My greenhouses are getting very full , we have some nice weather forcasts  so what do others think?

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 14:28

Hi Bookertoo, Ithink I'm going to go with - '' If it does the job then use it '' - none of us can get wrong if we go along with that !  or can we !?

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 13:33

Are you sure Perlite is anything to do with polystyrene ? After using it  broken up  in my compost for drainage I was told that these two products couldnt be more opposit . I was told polystyrene is a man made product where as pearlite is a natural volcanic discovery product ?

Now I'm confused! 

Talkback: Ground elder

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 13:23

  Crush the leaves it starts working quicker !!      Try this method : 1) First have at hand a reasonable size polybag and position it around the weed so that the weed is contained inside- t hus seperating it from other plants ,     (2)Crush the leaves slightly , (3). Paint on a weedkiller containing gypphosalite onto the crushed leaves using a small paint brush(. this method is slower but for me it has always  worked better).

hold down with stones still use cardboard and tubes if required. 

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 11:04

Hi Welsh onion, Please accept my sincere apologies, I totaly got the wrong end of he stick -  My apologies too to everyone .I will try not to jump in at the wrong time in future. But like a lot of things, we hear  they are safe and then the oppositte best thing - use with caution. bye for now, lucky3

Name that plant!

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 10:53

You may have to cover your cherry - not from frost but the birds! I have a cherry not sure which one, had it for 4 years. Got it from Morrisins supermarket. Each year it increases the fruit - but the birds beat me to it . We call it the ' Birds Cherry' ! Ha Haa, as we have lost the tag. But on performance the Birds Cherry describes it presicley. Good luck with yours!!!

Talkback: Dealing with lily beetle

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:32

All these suggestions and methods are good , I dont feel guilty at all either . They have killed my plants and I kill them!

I havent  invited them to my garden so they get the tresspasers treatment ! did you know they fly too ?

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:23

 Beware!

 I had this attractive plant ,  it seeded  itself all around my garden -  

Discussions started by lucky3

does anyone grow ?

bush type beans 
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How does this overwinter in yorkshire ?

Perovskia 
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CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ?LOOKING FOR CASS REMOVALS

WANTED; THIS REMOVAL COMPANY 
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walnut-tree-

BARK HAS CRACKED AND IT IS WEEPING 
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Last Post: 28/08/2013 at 14:02

-questions-about-broom--/-undecided--

TO MOVE OR TAKE CUTTINGS ?  
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Last Post: 27/08/2013 at 17:23

cabbage-plants-

infested by green caterpillers -no leaves left. 
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Last Post: 15/08/2013 at 09:05

orchids-in-greenhouse

this works well ! 
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Last Post: 14/08/2013 at 14:24

optimizer-pro-

GIVING ME PROBLEMS ,HOW DO I GET RID OF IT PLEASE? 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 19:57

Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

nurseries and watering ? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 22:49

SNOW IN SUMMER

Grey leaved ,rockery plant, white flowers 
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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

azalea's - When does everyone feed

feeding 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 19:11

shrubs

shrubs for a large border. open for suggestions please 
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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:13

sowing seed .

Is it too late? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 19:42

FORGETMENOT blue.

Other flowers the same shade of blue? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 15:18

Moth Orchids

In the greenhouse? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 22:00
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