Paddy5


Latest posts by Paddy5

Snowdrops

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. 

Patio Pear

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:31

Thank you will have a look at these links

Patio Pear

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:35

Last year I bought a patio pear tree and didn't expect it to fruit but I have great hopes for this year.  The leaves look really healthy.  Should I thin out some branches or cut them back a bit or is this not the time to do it ??  Please help this novice fruit grower. I also have a patio plum and apple so advice on them all would be much appreciated.

Discussions started by Paddy5

Patio Pear and Plum

 
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Last Post: 26/06/2016 at 21:22

To prune or not to prune

 
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Last Post: 14/06/2016 at 16:16

Drooping Rhododendron

 
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Last Post: 07/06/2016 at 09:51

Kilmarnock Willow

No catkins 
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Last Post: 04/04/2016 at 16:50

Snowdrops

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Last Post: 25/02/2016 at 21:35

Lawn Problem

Red Thread 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 16:03

Rock Plants

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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 21:18

How to tie a conifer

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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 15:18

Patio Pear

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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 13:31

Grass seed and field mice

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Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 18:43

Rhododendron

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Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 19:34

House Plants

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Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 20:32

Patio Apple

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 20:35

Black Spot

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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:31

New Plum and Pear trees

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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 08:15
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