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Latest posts by mdw84

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 01:26

Hi Nightgarden

I am not too strict on the pruning of my fuchsias, sometimes i do it in autumn and other years in the spring, the plant will have no problem at all.  I cut a 5ft hawkshead down early spring this year and it is leafing now to the dismay of my nan as she buys one every year and it never comes back.

just a lil' update

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 01:14

Hi David 25.

From my experience hebes can be quite temperamental.  I don't know the positioning of yours but it is probably damaged from the frost and more likely cold winds, try to keep it sheltered from cold winds and don't cut back to late in the year. It'll do fine then as the wounds should heal before really cold weather.

This is from my experience only.

Good luck

P.s. the bees and butterflies also love hebes, but if Ted is anything like my mastiff he sees bees as a great interest of which half of my time is spent getting him away from them

Garden Paint?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:04

Thanks all.  I decided to just buy garden paint, I bought Ronseal cornflower garden paint, it is a bit watery but looks fantastic. Has transformed my shed

Passion Flower - white lightning

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:00

I decided to cut it back (side shoots etc) and it was just my luck that as I had nearly trimmed it all I found a few new shoots.

Passion Flower - white lightning

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:03

Hi all.

As yet my passion flkower hasn't come into any kind of bud yet, it's not dead though as stems are green.

My question is should I prune it, and if so how should I?


Garden Paint?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:40

Thanks all, just looked on dulux website you can use their weathershield, will check out the colours I can use. Osmo colours are lovely, the grey is exactly what I want, seems like it might be expensive though.

Garden Paint?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:56

Hi all

I am looking to paint my shed and after using cuprinol shades around the garden for a few things I would like to paint my shed in a colour rather than a stain.

Is there another paint I can use in the garden rather than a specific garden paint as they are so expensive, perhaps I am being silly but there must be another paint that is suitable.

Thanks in advance

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:07
Thanks for the sarcasm Ben. They are to stop the bin stinking. 2 years at degrading I won't be using then again that is not degradeable in my eyes so am going to use recycled kitchen paper

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:04

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:38

Thanks Marshmello.

I thought that maybe the case, I wont be putting them in my composter then

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Plant ID in my aunts garden

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Plant ID (geum/buttercup)

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Plant ID please

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Can someone help identify what this "bee" / bug this is?

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Tree I.D.

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Lily buds that have gone brown and dried

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Tree Lily that snapped off

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Begonia Million Kisses

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Stirling Silver Rose

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Passion Flower - white lightning

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Garden Paint?

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Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

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Can you help identify this plant?

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