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Dogs eating everything.

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 22:48

Hi Suzi,

I was brought up with a household of dogs including lab crosses?, the best way to tire them out & to stop them eating everything is to walk them.

When I was growing up we/I used to walk them for miles.  At only 2 years she has loads of energy & will do for years to come.

Sorry but I don't agree with the use of dog mussel on this breed for this reason

Encouraging birds to the garden

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 22:34

Hi burhinus, that would explain why some woodpigeons were at the hedge a few weeks ago

Encouraging birds to the garden

Posted: 09/04/2012 at 22:10

I inherited a mixed hedge with some ivy in it, the blackbirds loved the berries.

Whats wrong with my aubrieta ?

Posted: 09/04/2012 at 10:10


I've got some Aubrietas for the first time this year, they are still flowering brillantely at the moment.

I have read that after they have finished flowering you should cut them back quite hard which will encourgage further bushy growth & maybe a second flowering.

Maybe try this & see what happens?

share some pic

Posted: 08/04/2012 at 20:16

Looking good

Sweet Pea

Posted: 08/04/2012 at 20:15


Sweet peas can grow fairly tall & need something to climb up.

You can get Bijou types which look as if they are shorter & might be more suitable for baskets

how to get more wallflowers

Posted: 08/04/2012 at 20:13

my bare rooted plants from the market should have read 10 for £1

how to get more wallflowers

Posted: 08/04/2012 at 20:06


I am a wallflower fan . They were the first plants that I grew from seed last year and those plants  are flowering now.

The best way I would suggest is to grow them from seed to flower the next year. They are so easy!  & the seeds are very cheap. The seeds usually germinate in 7 days and when they are big enough just prick them out into small pots   to grow on. If you wait a while & then pinch out the growing leaves you should get nice bushy plants.

There's lots of variety, I'm currently growing Cloth of gold ( I have loads). I also collected seeds from some other plants red & purple variety & those are doing brilliantly. Nothing scientific in collecting these seeds,just a paper envelope.

I've also got some white ones on the go. seeds germinated in a week

I've been looking at the Vulcan & Fireking type, but had to stop myself as I don't have the space.

I bought some last year as bare rooted plants  from a market 10 for £10 & they are now in flower, I will collect the seeds of the ones I really like & grow some more.

You can take semi ripe cuttings also, I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds relatively easy.

here's my pic of seeds sown on 19/2/12

Wallflowers are great

Spring pyrotechnics in a little corner of Holland in Addlestone, Surrey

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 13:29

Looks great, packed with glorious spring bulbs


Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:56

I'll always give old seeds a go but like Emma says I wouldn't use my new compost on them.

I also chuck old seeds around the garden like Marygold and let nature take it's course

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