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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:49

I have had a few of these, they don't last more than 2 years so we don't cement them in. We bang long stakes into the ground at least 2ft, then tie the frame to them with electrical tie wraps. By the winter they will rust on the joints where the bolts go in, then get weak and a strong gust will break them from those joints. As they are quite cheap, I just replace them every two years.

I gave up with the arches, OH has made a wooden one, well staked in the ground..


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:44

Most of my garden has been blown down, its a right mess now, my fault should have done more staking.

The good news is, the pond is dug and lined, and half full with all the rain we have had.

I just had to put my little yellow water lily in, although its just sitting on a ledge half covered.

This forum

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:41

Its not only the threads themselves, its the sock puppets that come with it!

He has as many as brum.....

Anyway forget that its past, there may not be anymore.

Conrats to everyone on their weight loss, I think if you call it a diet, it becomes a chore,  I lost 2 stone just by cutting out snacks sweets cake biscs etc, I just didn't buy it, its very tempting when you are in the shops looking at it, maybe a delivery service is best, you don't get tempted quite so much.

August oddities

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:24

I have white hellebores in flower. Also ptimroses, but then I did expect that after giving them a big hair cut.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:20

Its been quite wet here in West Devon, I havent once had to save the bath water for plants. Last year we did it several nights. I have only put the hose on the borders once, although the top soil was dry, it was fairly damp underneath.

Its been a good growing season, becsuse of the rain, loads of broad beans, runners and toms, but I do have to grow the tomatoes in the green house.

I love that yellow water lily, we are just letting the rain fill our newly dug pond, and I have one of those to go in. I hope I have alovely flower like that next year.

Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 02:09

I had a lot of plants chewed like that, just small holes in the leaves, then I spotted loads of shiny green leaf beetles. They seem to be forever mating, squash if you can, but a bio spray will kill them.

I havent tried the garlic spray, that may work. I will try next year if I still have as many.

Does this look like excess nitrogen?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 02:01

The roots may have been eaten by vine weevil, dig around and see just how deep the roots go, if its very shallow, check for the little b's. If you are not happy with it, you may as well dig and have a look.

Bit like a post mortum.

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 01:39

They wont grow next year, they are annuals, and they wont self seed in this country.

When they finish flowering they set hundreds of seeds you can keep and sow next Spring, in the warmth of your kitchen or propagator

Forget -Me - Not

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:39

Mine are up as well.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 16:31

Happy Birthday Philippa, hope you are enjoying the day so far.

27' same as me then!!

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