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Latest posts by MuddyFork

clay soil late summer flowers (slug proof but bee friendly)

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 12:42

I grow some important to me in pots then plant out and dig up in Autumn, others stay out all year but I know I could lose them at anytime.  I try and put them in the areas that are slightly drier in the winter to try and cut down the risk of them drowning

gunnera manicate

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 11:46

I don't think it needs shelter.  The stems are very tough but the leaves might get torn if exposed to very strong winds

clay soil late summer flowers (slug proof but bee friendly)

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 11:44

I have clay soil (old brickworks next door) and Japanese Anemone grows well, but they do seem to like being in partial shade.  I also use Penstemon and dahlias to get late summer colour.    

Subscribers' club discounts

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 09:33

On the T&M website it does state that only one order code can be used on an order so really the magazine advert is at odds with reality.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 12:13

What a difference some warm weather can make in a garden.  Last week nothing seemed to be in flower but now it's going mad.

Nematode Warfare

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 15:42

I use the slug nematodes and I don't think they worry too much about the colour of the slug.  I've had no slug damage to my potatoes since I started to use nematodes

Houseplant SOS from complete novice!

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 16:04

Bob would appear to be a Yucca.  I would just leave him alone to see if he can recover.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 15:58

It's gone very quiet here, everyone must be very busy.

gunnera manicate

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 15:56

I have one that is planted in the side of a stream.  During the winter the roots are under water for weeks at a time and it has come to no harm.  You only need to split it if it becomes to big for your site.  As it grows it will develop quite distinct growing points and you should split these apart making sure that each piece has some roots.

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 09:07

Sounds like you have Lupin Aphid, horrible things.  Most insecticides will work but I find it very satisfying to rub them off each stem using my fingers, squashing them as I go

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Runner beans

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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