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Latest posts by Mark 1963

pansies and violas

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 12:27

Hi Mike

Yes pansies and violas can go on flowering for quite a long time. You can dig them up and put them in smaller pots. I did that with a few of mine. They are tough as old boots and take a lot for re-potting. Yes you can prune them quite hard back, the Chelsea Chop. If you have good growth at the bottom of the plant they will grow and flower again. It's worth keeping them because when your bedding plants die off, hopefully your pansies and violas will give you Autumn and Winter colour. You can get a good couple of seasons out of them.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:13

I'm really enjoying the Show, an hour of garden design indulgent. A great antidote after a hard slog at the office.

Hidden Gardens - TV series by Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:03

hi Dr W

I found this one on you tube, if that's a help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV36_S8FzJ0

Geoff Hamilton: Parade Gardens

Beware queen wasps looking for a home

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:37

Just a heads up, I have spent the morning trying to deter a queen wasp from going into my shed, She seems to know when I open the door she flies straight in. She might just want to shave wood for her nest, but I did not want that nest in my shed.

I manage to chase her out, so keep an eye out if you leave your shed door open you might be followed.

thompson and morgan late deliveries

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:23

Hi, has anyone else not had their delivery from T&M?. I sent off an order form for some New Guinea Impatiens with an expected delivery for the end of April. No money has left my account and it's nearly the end of May. I have tried phoning but you are just left hanging there. 

Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:10

hi flowerlover2

Yes I just put them outside on Sunday. Mine are about 3 inches tall

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:07

mine is because I had a kink in it, that's where the hole is. I'll try a repair as above. If no joy I'll get a new hose

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:16

Hi All, thanks for the info. Connector it is. Are they a bit bulky going around the reel

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:19

Hi All, might be a bit late in the day to suggest this, what I do with our pots out the front on the gravel, is drive long tent pegs through the drainage holes and into the ground before filling with earth. This is mainly to stop the postie knocking them over, but it will deter anyone stealing them.

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:07

I have a small hole in the hose pipe. I was thinking of repairing it with a bicycle puncture repair kit. Will that work or is there something better?

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now I have seen everything!

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Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

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over winter succulent

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need tlc after a horrible summer

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scented viola "Etain"

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snapdragons

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fuchsias slow to flower

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