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Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:02

Thanks for info Jeff.πŸ™‚

[Asking] Growing wisteria from seed

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:39

I look forward to seeing the progress of your seeds. 

Thye take a long time to grow and even longer to flower but hopefully you will have success eventually. 

Help identifying shrubs please

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:44

The pins come undone and the photo lost LeanneπŸ™‚

Click on the camera icon above the posting box and follow instructiions.

Deadheading daffodils

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:07

I once knew someone who worked in a Stately home, where the whole of the front lawns were covered in daffs, I asked him how long it took to dead them all, he just laughed, who would have time to do that He said! But they came up every year as beautiful as ever. I just walk along and pick of the heads, no time to cut the stems from low down. 

Each to his own.πŸ˜€

Lavender from seed

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 23:52

Don't be in a rush to plant them out GD, maybe May/June.  They may do better being potted on once more before going out.


Posted: 17/03/2017 at 23:50

You're right I think GD, I don't have them on anything outdoors, but can't put much out here though, cold wet and windy, so most things are greenhouse grown.  Couldn't grow tomatoes outside,  I bought something organic last year called SB Plant invigorator, supposed to kill all pests, aphid, WF, spider mite, mealy bug, scale insect, known to be a miracle cure for all ills, didn't do a thing, the whitefly loved it! 

Ill try the neem oil Jeff, haven't used it before so will get some and see.

Lavender from seed

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 23:38

I grew them, this year yours will probably send up one or two flower stalks, I cut them off to strengthen the plants. I planted them in some big troughs last year, they flowered and have survived the winter. So yours may do the same, main flowers next year, although you are a lot warmer where you are.

A lovely man from this site sent the seeds to me on the seed swap thread, ArchiePem, so if you ever look in Archie, they are still going strong, thank you. 

Raised Beds Look High!

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 17:21

They will look lovely planted up, you could put some Trailing Lobelia at the front edges, also Aubretia and Erigeron, that will give flowers right through from Spring to Autumn. I'm sure there are lots more, trailing ivy will be evergreen.

When the fashion for raised beds first started, many years ago, they were at least 2' high, or more, now people put a scaffold plank around their lawn, so anything goes, yours will look good.


Posted: 17/03/2017 at 17:13

I have been battling with whitefly for nearly two years now, I got some bug spray , didn't work, I think maybe the only thing is to get the nematodes or something.  They particularly like the fuchsias, and last year the tomato plants, which I couldn't spray, obviously, so I squashed them every day! 

Garden tools utility belt

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 17:01

Even better thank you for link. 

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