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How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 11:52

The trouble these days Fleur, is that you mustnt tell children off for anything.

I was told as a child, dont touch the plants, especially the lupins and Laburnum, or else, well, you didnt want to know what the or else might be. I am still here as are my 90 year old parents. I dont think as youngsters they were particular about hand washing either. I have had alsorts in my gardenin the past, well, still have, I just told my kids you do not pick mummies flowers. 

I would draw the line at deadly nightshade though!!.


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:29

I know that no one agrees with me but i always chop all the leaves right off, my plants grow very strong and healthy after a good chop. In fact t

o strong, I have just put at least a hundred assorted prims and cowslips in the compost bin.

ID if poss please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:20

The climbing types will show little roots along the stems, that how it clings. If it hasnt got those its an ordinary shrub type.

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 18:18

Nr Tavistock, other side to you


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:46

I have just read an article on Rhododendrons, the experts say that the reason nothing will grow under them is that they form a dense dark shady area, also very dry.The leaves are very tough and dont break down so just lay on the soil. 

You wouldnt want to plant anything near it I wouldnt think, as it will grow big in its own right.

They are very toxic to pets and children, but I am sure you wont be eating your flowers!

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:22

Living on the edge of Darmoor, it has all the acid it likes. I love my acid soil, i find most things will grow, in fact never found anything that dosent, my lupins are at least 5ft tall.


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:11

Its what I always do.

Any help in whats causing this

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:08

This year, almost everything in my garden has holes in the leaves. I found it was a little very shiny green beetle, , they go for sorrel first then they dont mind what they have, lupins, delphs, etc, I found out from last years chewings that they dont seem to last long and the new leaves grow up ok, so you can cut the chewed leaves off.

It could, on the other hand be slugs, have a look closly and see what you can find.

If its slugs, a tiny few pellets will suffice, you only need about 6.

I cringe when I see half a potful put down.

Hydrangea Aspera Sargentiana

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:54

Have you googled, there are places on there to buy one.

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:49

Crinodendron hookerianum

They grow very big, my two are about 15/20ft tall.

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