Latest posts by nutcutlet

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:29

I garden for wildlife, state of water for the inhabitants is more important than appearance for me. 

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:27
Marlorena says:

Dig it up, discard it, and get another one.... probably get a half decent one from Aldi or similar for £2.. and put it down to experience...this one you have isn't worth bothering with I think...

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 That would be my assessment as well. 

I googled STAX, it looked like a trade only builders merchant so maybe not the right STAX

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:22

Blue roses like 'Blue Moon' would be more accurately described as dirty mauve, though some people love them

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:20

does it look right? are you sure you've got the right rose?

Logic says it's very unlikely that when a scented rose flowers the first time it will not be scented. 

self seeding plants to sow in early june

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:56

Hmm. Not sure I know what I'm talking about so won't risk any suggestions.

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:51

Your dad is right. Your should be able to see where the graft is at the base of the plant, anything growing from below that is a wild rose sucker. Anything above is your rose.

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:49

Small ponds do get warm which encourages algae. Some shade from the full heat of the day helps. You often hear that ponds should be sited in full sun but I think that's so the water lilies flower well. There are many statements like that in gardening that are passed on (and on) without understanding of the reasons. 

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 12:41

I would never put chemical junk in a pond. It's like prescribed drugs, they might work but always side effects.

I had ramshorn snails for years but never see them now, no idea why

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 19:51

I would say ash as well

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:20

 thanks Philippa

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