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Plant recommendation needed

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 19:19

If you grow 3mtr high conifers you will have a big fight on your hands with your neighbours. Certainly would if i was your neighbour.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:29

Same I would think, theres not a great deal of nutrition in compost but its a great soil improver and mulch for winter to protect roots from frost and in summer to keep the ground damp.

Talkback: How to prune buddleja

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:24
Hathi wrote (see)
This video is for rose & for Buddleja. Somebody has got it wrong.

Why is it wrong, it looks spot on to me, she says, Prune budleja back to base, in March, thats what I always do.


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 14:08

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Last years fuchsias and bizzie lizzies

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:51

With regards to the fuchsias, take them out of the pots and check the compost for vine weevil, if ok then cut back the very thick roots, they are last years, you only need the fibre type root, 

If they are just making leaves, cut them back, its a bit late now but they will make a good growth and flower .through till autumn. If they already have a nice lot of leaves and in a shape that suits you, then pot them up in new compost, they dont need anything special.  When they sta

rt to flower give them a weekly feed with tomato food, or similar with a high potash content. Enjoy, they are my fav flowers.


They have been working on disease free bizzie lizzies for some time and I would say that yours is ok. No one has bred the sick ones for a while (maybe the home gardener) but not nurseries.


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:35

You could watch Beechgrove,( much better prog,) and my fav....Garden hopping. Theres British gardens in time......Love your garden.....Wild gardens......Garden makers.....the dreaded Ground force... some of these you may need Sky.

Is the Thursday Gardeners world just a repeat?   


jersey plant direct

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 16:20

If they were mine, I would not plant them out in the garden until next April or May, kept in pots they can develope a root system, you can keep them in over winter, up to you though, sounds like you planted them out direct last year.

They are an easy lot to grow so hopefully you will have no probs if you pamper them a bit.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:57
Edd wrote (see)

Lyn, do people actually think this is food???

Lyn wrote (see)

I get people to save these for me, even though they are free, I still clean and re use.


They will be going to McDonald's next as they also think they sell food. 



Nothin to do with me what other people eat.

Lupines leaves seem to be dying

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:47

Each plant will grow to about 2ft diameter, so put it in a large pot. I dont think lupins are really suitable for containers though. They bloom early then you are left with nothing till next year.

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:40

Not white fly, they dont have visible wings and are very flat, almost shield bug shaped.  How long is the body Tom?

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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