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chocolate--spot-on-beans

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:19

My broad beans have chocolate spot, I usually leave bean roots in the ground to rot down but should I lift and destroy them instead? I don't know whether the pest can survive over winter in the ground.

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

thanks everyone

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:00

I too cut buddlias down quite hard and I agree that works very well - except this time I accidentally did the same to a b.globosa and then remembered they are best done after they have flowered - I'm wondering whether it will flower this year, it has lots of new growth but maybe won't flower till next year

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:25

Thanks I think I'd do both!

polyanthus

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:54

I moved pollies from my window boxes to a shady damp but not wet part of my garden last year - they started flowering several weeks ago and are still going strong. A friend did the same and hers are still going after 4 years!

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:50

They remind me of my grandmother's garden that was thick with pink white and blue bells. Spanish or not still very pretty so enjoy!

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:46

I have a quite large hardy fuchsia that, according to the books, should be cut down to 1" above the ground in March.

It is old, woody and spindly with a lot of thick dead wood in the centre and is just starting to show new leaf growth on thin stems that are mostly bare with tufts at the top... it looks quite a mess but I'm not sure what to do.

I have cut back the obviously dead stuff but it doesn't look that much better, to be honest I feel it needs a major crop to the ground but is it too late to do now?

The weather was too harsh, snow, ice etc to cut back in March.

Any advice welcome.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 07:22
Bee witched wrote (see)

... but the latest visitors are a family of hungry hares.

 Yesterday I read in a gardening magazine that a lady in New Zealand stopped rabbits eating her garden by spreading used coffee grounds around her plants. She renewed them every 2-3 weeks and says it has been very successful - maybe worth a try for discouraging hares?

 

new fruit trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 07:11

Yes looking after fruit trees seems to be quiet a tricky business - I'm quite worried that I'll do something wrong and they will just never fruit or die.

Thanks both for your advice - no pruning yet then.

 

Will red ant colony damage my potato crop?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 17:57

Ants don't eat plants so they won't damage your potatoes, they eat aphids so can be a good thing to have around.

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Discussions started by nightgarden

chocolate--spot-on-beans

what to do with roots 
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Last Post: 21/08/2013 at 08:05

Hardy fuchsia

pruning time missed? 
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Last Post: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

new fruit trees

pruning 
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Last Post: 23/06/2013 at 12:16

New apple trees

where to plant 
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Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 16:55

conifer bushes

pruned into balls 
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Last Post: 21/04/2013 at 18:18

fruit bushes

Monty's bowl shape 
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Last Post: 25/03/2013 at 17:18

Unrotted compost

Growing veg in bags 
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Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 13:46

more gardening less smoking

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Last Post: 09/03/2013 at 22:29

composting

can these things be composted 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 22:10

overgrown border

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Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 23:16

feeding

home made liquid feeds 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 17:24

manure

horse manure on compost 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 19:45

Horse manure

Using horse manure  
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Last Post: 14/08/2012 at 15:10

Pear tree problem

Disease on fruit 
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Last Post: 25/06/2012 at 21:21
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