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mossy beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 16:41

thanks everyone

mossy beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:53

So much moss has appeared in my garden beds- and I don't know what to do! It is right through between the tall plants, and over the top of small ones. The beds are on a slope so drain quite well, but I know it has been a damp winter.

Any ideas, please?


Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:04

Thanks for that too.



Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:20

OK. Thank you, fidgetbones!


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:14

My rocket plants have done really well so far this season but are now flowering. Are the leaves still nice to eat after flowering? Should I remove the flowers and just keep the plants going to prolong cropping- or compost the lot and start again?

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:09

Thanks everyone for the replies. I think the consensus is that it is not a perennial in my part of the world and that I am best to continue to keep up taking cuttings. Sadly I don't even get self seeding going on.

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:15

Can anyone suggest why my verbena bonariensis every year looks healthy at the end of winter and then dies off outside?

I do hedge my bets though and take cuttings each autumn which I find easily root, and overwinter in a cold greenhouse where most survive.

Maybe it is just too cold outside for the parent plants here in Central Scotland?


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:45

My long armed gardening gloves are my favourite. Ones recommended by the RHS. They stop all those painful scratches in the middle of thorny bushes, nettles, and so on.

I also try to wear old clothes for gardening- but forget that plan in my enthusiasm and end up ruining slippers, good jumpers and posh trousers.Ah well!


Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:39

OOOh I did laugh at the jobs for next week--- pruning flowering currant and forsythia! Ours, and also even daffodilts, are nowhere near flowering- the incessant snow and cold being the culprits. I think mine might be ready to prune about June!!!! I live in quite a high area in Central Scotland. Oh for a bit of warmth- and I think the plants are wishing the same.

bird netting

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 18:40

I bought some insect deterent netting to stop butterflies laying eggs on my brassicas. It also deters carrot root fly. It is sort of nylony and lets lots of light and water through, but not the insects or birds. Birds can't get tied up in it either, so it is ideal.The netting can be kept in place with stones or pegs. It is robust and can be used again and again- much better than ordinary fleece. I bought it in Dobbies Garden Centre but I am sure it is available elsewhere.

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Discussions started by MaggieL

mossy beds

problem solving 
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verbena bonariensis

doom and gloom 
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forsythia and flowering currant 
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spring onions

any suggestions? 
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