Latest posts by Paddy5

Kilmarnock Willow

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 09:51

My Kilmarnock Willow had beautiful big catkins last year when I bought it. This year it seems to be going straight into leaf with no catkins. Any ideas why this had happened?


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 21:00

Doesn't sound good !!  The leaves that are starting to appear look healthy enough just no flowers

I split them after flowering last year.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:41

I usually have lots of Snowdrops at this time of year.  This year the leaves have been slow to come through and I have very little flower.  What has gone wrong?

Lawn Problem

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:03

Thanks.  The lawn has been fed and aerated and has been looking good until recently.  I will try now to sort out the Red Thread although I was concerned that it might be a waste of time as my neighbour's lawn is more Red Thread than grass and I read on the link that the spores are air borne !!

Lawn Problem

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 14:07

Thank you Dave2356 - it looks (having read the RHS link) that if a neighbour has this problem and doesn't treat it that since the spores are airborne that even if I treat my lawn it could still be re-infected from elsewhere.  HELP !!!!!

Lawn Problem

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 10:39

We have been told that we have Red Threat in our lawn can you tell me how to treat this.

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:21

Try egg shells - surely the coffee grounds police couldn't object to that !!

Rock Plants

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:18

Not sure of the variety.  One has white flowers and the other pale pink. They have flowered throughout the spring but are now seeing.

Rock Plants

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:05

I put 2 new saxifrage plants in my rockery this year.  They have flowered well but the flowers are now seeding.  Should this plant be cut back as it is becoming straggly or should I leave it to die back naturally?

How to tie a conifer

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 14:46

I have sadly just taken down a large conifer and the little one beside it looks really sad.  It has become a bit misshapen.   I would like to tie it to make it look better and hopefully it will fill out a bit as it is getting more light.  What is the best way to do this and should I use wire or garden twine. 

Discussions started by Paddy5


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Patio Pear and Plum

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To prune or not to prune

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Drooping Rhododendron

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Kilmarnock Willow

No catkins 
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Lawn Problem

Red Thread 
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Rock Plants

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How to tie a conifer

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Patio Pear

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Grass seed and field mice

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House Plants

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Patio Apple

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Black Spot

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