- My husband is a keen gardener
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24 Oct 2017 09:56
I put weedkiller on my lawn and unforetuneately did not use selective lawn weed killer but generic glyphosphate.
What can I do to save my lawn?
P.S. Should have gone to Specsavers!
03 Jul 2017 18:44
I don't know if this helps but we lived in South Africa near Rustenburg. We grew peppers and always had a bumper crop. About 5kg from each plant. The soil was dry and acidic. We watered once a day (at night). Let the soil dry out a bit .
03 Jul 2017 18:36
I live in Cornwall and our lupins are still blooming! However if yours have gone over they will probably self seed. Can you see seed pods on the plants?
I found the best way to get healthy lupins is to grow from seed, grow on in pots for the following year and plant out the year after.
03 Jul 2017 18:19
I have been growing beans in the same patch for several years. I dig in fresh compost and fertilizer each year but the crop these past 2 years has been disappointing. Should I let the patch go fallow for a year or grow another crop.
26 Jun 2017 12:38
I have a tree lily that looks to be dying. The leaves have turned brown and hardly any flowers. Should I dig it up and dispose of it.
19 Jun 2017 23:01
Morning glory are annuals. I have blue and red from seed.
19 Jun 2017 15:59
3 flowers arrived today.
19 Jun 2017 15:53
Patience. We had a peony that didn't flower for 4 years, this year it has been magnificent.
18 Jun 2017 22:04
I have a hollyhock growing, it's about 8' tall. When will it flower?
01 May 2017 16:34
I have a regular invasion of "mind your own business", how can I get rid of it permanently?
01 May 2017 16:18
The leaves and flowers on my lobster claw have turned yellow. I have watered and fed it but I wonder if I left it too late. Anybody any ideas?
27 Apr 2017 14:41
How long should it take for delphinium plants to germinate?
25 Apr 2017 18:44
If you have an electric scarifier then at this time of year, after killing the moss, use the rake attachment. This will remove old and dead moss and thatch.Then if you have any bare patches over seed with quality seed. Your lawn will come back in no time. Keep mowing. I only use the scarifying blades in the autumn when the weather is fine, that allows the winter for the lawn to recover.
25 Apr 2017 09:44
Last year I started a thread complaining that a Rhodie I had bought had no flowers for 2 years but had massive buds that just burst into leaves. This year the Rhodie has magnificent crimson blooms! Patience in gardening does pay off.
24 Apr 2017 20:28
Very carefully using a soft paint brush brush out the centre. There should be some tightly curled fonds there. If there is water really well, a couple of gallons and fleece it with bubble wrap. It may still grow as in native New Zealand it can survive in minus 18 degrees.
24 Apr 2017 16:29
My begonia tubers all have eyes. Should I plant them now (in pots)?
23 Apr 2017 18:15
When you plant roses where roses have been it's a good idea to plant first in a cardboard box and then in the bed. This reduces chances of contracting any deseases from previous roses.
23 Apr 2017 18:14
When you plant roses where roses have been it's a good idea to plant first in a cardboard box and then in the bed. This reduces chances of contracting any freezers from previous roses.
23 Apr 2017 18:09
I would not prune it because now is the growing season. A trim might be appropriate. When you dig it up take as much soil as possible so as not to disturb the root ball. We have Blue Moon, a delightful rose, but can be temprimental. Hope this helps and good luck.
22 Apr 2017 10:10
The leaves on my lobster claw plant have turned yellow. I have had a great display of flowers but I am worried about the leaves. I have given it a good watering.