Latest posts by Lyn


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:26

No good putting nematodes on dry ground, they need to go on damp and kept damp for quite a while, maybe yours have dried out, they do work brilliantly if used correctly

There are about 20 threads on the go at the moment on slugs, type slugs in the search box and you may find some different solutions. As we go into the dry spell, slugs will diminish.

Garlic spray didnt work on my hostas, 

When do you water?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 00:14
Fishy65 wrote (see)

I've always watered mine in the evening and only ever container plants at that.I suppose it might encourage snails but I think if they are going to attack at night anyway then they will.

Same with me fishy, only water tubs, the border plants will make deeper roots if you dont water them. The tubs and baskets need doing daily. Only homemade compost on the borders and tomato feed in tubs and baskets.

When do you water?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:36
iGrow wrote (see)
Lyn's plants may be gasping for a drink by lunchtime... Early morning is best before any sunshine gets too hot.

You havent seen any photos of my garden, I take it.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:30
Welshonion wrote (see)

Much as I think foxes are a pest I must scotch the idea that they kill 'for fun'.  They don't, they kill for food.  It is normal fox behaviour.

Yes, its called a feeding frenzy, like when they heard those twins cry and went into the house and savagely attacked them. They are ok where they should be, thats out in the country, they are pests in town.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:21

Its ready to flower soon, that will clinch it.

Plant identification please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:16

Its no trouble, it turns up here, next year it will be somewhere else. It soon dies down.

When do you water?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:14

In the evening, it will evaporate to quickly in the morning, before the plants have had the benefit.

suckers on tomatoes produced flowers should I cut them off??

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:05

See if you can find out if its a determinate or indeterminate variety. Leave the shoots on the first type, pick them off of the latter.

Advice Needed

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:14

I don't change the water, they root in 1 to 2 weeks,you can clearly see lots of roots, then its time to carefully pot up,  but its best to do it later in the year.

Weedkillers for weeds under mature trees, to leave trees unaffected..

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:52
Mike Allen wrote (see)

I have to agree with Dave.  First and foremost. The chemicals you, the amateur gardener is able to buy, are so weak.  That is why in so many cases.  You have to apply more than once.  A well established tree will have deep roots.  Unless you pour gallons of weedkiller around it.  By the time the chemical actually reaches the roots.  Forgive me but.  It will be like a child peeing in the ocean.

So are you saying its OK for us to go on with our weed killers then?

I thought conifers had fairly shallow roots, when we dug our 25 year old conifer hedge out, the root was easy to hack out with a pick axe and mattock.

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