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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:14

Lyn, I haven' t posted  but have followed your story... So sad, but Mum was where she wanted to be and you really did an amazing job...You have to go through the grief, but make sure that you look after yourself... In time you will remember her with smiles. Thinking of you. x


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 22:29

I had an allotment that was covered by this awful weed...I dug deep and pulled what roots I could (the roots are black and waxy).. I added loads of organic matter and some sharp sand and made sure that regrowth was hoed off or pulled as soon as they showed through.... I never really got rid of it but it became less of a problem and I grew some super crops over many years....

If you do go the weed killer route, they say that crushing the stems, so the weed killer can penetrate the plant may work. But as has been said, this weed was around a long time before we were. Good luck but don't give up hope... The old saying goes that you shouldn't let it see Monday.

Bay tree problem

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:52

If growing in pots I would use a soil based compost instead of a MP compost. JI 2 or 3 would be more suitable.  I would be inclined to repot in a suitable compost, cut it back a bit to promote new healthy growth and make sure it doesn't dry out over summer... Periodic liquid feeds will also be beneficial. Good luck


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:18

They do take at least 3 years to flower from seed... I had loads in the border in my last house which bloomed every year - They weren't pot bound. They do like good drainage though. Hope they flower this year for you and as said above a Tomato feed and make sure they don't dry out. Good luck.

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 22:01

Probably not happy - never done it myself and never felt the need to. But if someone is worried about their cat that is an option.

Lilies & Cats

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:47

I grew Lilies for years and had a cat and never had a problem...However, if you are worried just snip off the pollen carrying stamens and all will be well. 

growing mecanopsis

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:59

Well done on the amount that have germinated... I tried growing from seed for about 3 years.. I had limited success with the germination, but the plants that did grow never bloomed... I gave them all the requirements... Acidic soil, damp, some shade etc... I gave up in the end.... Lovely plants if you can get them going though! Good luck

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:45

It sounds like you have done everything right, so if possible as previous posters have suggested, contact the supplier. So sad when it doesn't all work out. Especially with something like a fruit tree that we hope will be there for years and years.

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:30

There could be lots of reasons... I notice a Skimmia thriving in the pic, it suggests you have an acid soil - do you know the soil PH? Apples are fairly tolerant but don't like a very acidic soil.  Also young trees will not tolerate waterlogging. If you are on clay with last winter/spring that could be an issue...Did you prepare the planting site well? There are so many reasons it may not have thrived.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:39

It's been lovely here in the South East. Sunny and windy. Some seeds are up in the greenhouse. I have been repotting, cutting back and generally having a good tidy. Just cooking a roast now. Nicely knackered  A really good day!

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