Lyn


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Pests

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:28

Slugs, they are about now, they won't eat your aquilegia though. There aren't any caterpillars around yet, too soon for butterflies, but later you may find some tiny weeny caterpillars on your Aquis. 

Ticks

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 13:55

Make sure you keep your tetanus jabs up to date B3 if there's a risk of ticks.

My OH had a tick on his leg some years ago, his leg swelled up to double its size he had to go to hospital and was given the tetanus jab, even though he had had one, but they couldn't take the risk.

Just a joke...possibly.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 13:46

I love estate agent speak...compact or bijou, means you can't swing a cat round.

easliy maintained garden....covered in concrete or decking. Tastefully decorated, head to foot in magnolia emulsion.

I love the Laurel and hardy planting though.

Verdun, I don't think your jokes are missed as such, maybe just ignoredxx 

 

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 13:41

This was a quote from a certain site.

'We have now exhausted our stocks of Stop Gro G8 - and as this product is to have its usage revoked by the Pesticide Safety Directorate we are no longer able to obtain it.' 

what a shame to try and stop hedges growing in a time when most are trying purposely to grow hedges for wildlife.

It would be better to dig the whole lot out than to use chemical sprays on it, just my opinion though.

Compost composition review

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 23:52

Could be sterilised Invicta.

i have stared using my Wyvale compost, seed sowing and pricking out, it looks good, no bits of rubbish. It doesn't say whether it contains peat, but if if its no good I can get the Erin which I've been using for the same price, I know that contains peat, it's from Ireland.

Clematis - pruned it too hard

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:47

It is a double first then single. The doubles grow on last year's growth.

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:46

My echinacea in the garden haven't made a start yet, but they will when it warms up a bit. 

Newly planted Laurel hedge looking a bit sad

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:44

A photo would be good, did you cut a third off of them when you planted them, and put a bit of compost or bone meal down the planting hole. They will take a couple of months for the roots to bed in. Once the spring/summer comes they will grow.

you will need to keep the tops trimmed for a year or too if you want them to become a thick hedge.

Clematis - pruned it too hard

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:30

It probably will survive but you won't get the early flush of double flowers, they bloom on last year's stems, but you should get some good growth by the time the second flush is due. Mine aren't showing growth yet, but they will.

Maybe go easy on it next year then you will get the two lots.

Seedlings and propagation

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:28

I would be interested to know for how many years you've been using that method Aym? I have found that Echinacea don't usually like being moved much after germination, so I would be interested in your method. 

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