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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:08

I have cut my really bad Lupins back. Everything seems to have mildew this year, lack of rain I guess.

They should recover fine if they have strong root systems.

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:37

We are probably all guilty of over watering :P

The only things I water daily in mid summer are hanging baskets, with the other containers I do a weight check.

If the pot is light then it needs some water

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:49

Come and take all mine from my garden, problem solved!

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:48

I would say watering a Skimmia everyday is the cause of the yellowing/dropping.

Your Pieris may be planted in ground that is too alkaline, this could be remedied with a good mulch of ericacous compost/pine bark.

Using tap water is bad for these plants too, rainwater is best.

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:02

I have counted 14 Sparrows living in our smallish garden. One day they were all lined up on the fence taking in turns to go to the water feature for a drink. Cutest thing I have ever seen!

scotch bonnets

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:58

Mine are still green, a few just starting to turn red. Keep patient vikki, they will ripen ^_^

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:18

Drainage issues kill a lot of plants, learned this mistake. I always make sure theres a good size hole at the bottom of the pot, and I only put 1 crock over this hole.

This stops a build up of soil around the hole and means the water can drain away easily.

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:44

Leaf Drop is  always caused by stress of some kind.

Usually by Under/Over watering. My blueberry bush is still in full leaf.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:25

Thats not cheating Forester its very lovely

Might try making 1 from my garden tomorrow.

Tomatoes splitting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:18

This is due to the soil getting dry. Happened to a few of mine this year.

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Longest lived plant

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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