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Latest posts by Paddy5

Grass seed and field mice

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:51

I have just sown grass seed and as soon as I had turned my back there was a field mouse at the seed.  Can I do anything to stop them demolishing all my hard work ????


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:34

I will have the label somewhere in my shed.  I will look tomorrow and get back to you (pansyface) if I find it.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:00

Thank you all for your advice.  It is definitely a Rhododendron.  It is in soil not in a pot and is fed with fertiliser especially for rhododendrons/azaleas. It flowers well but the leaves are awful !!  Please keep the advice coming.



Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:35

I have several rhododendron all but one is healthy.  This plant has droopy leaves that are dry and brown.  This has happened for the last couple of years.  It seems to revive but looks awful at the moment.  All are fed in the same way.  Any ideas please. 

House Plants

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 19:32

Off to Dobbies to look for a Peace Lily.  Thanks any more suggestions welcome

House Plants

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:58

Can anyone suggest a House Plant . for a shady corner in my room - don't want anything too big

Patio Apple

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 19:23

Thank you SO much especially LIRIODENDRON.  You got the "grandmother" bit right !!!  It is in a pot and I didn't feed it.  I will try thinning out the fruit next year.  The wee apples look so perfect but TINY.. Chutney is a thought.  Thanks.

Patio Apple

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:31

The label says :- Patio Sophia.  The wee apples look lovely and disease free but tiny

Patio Apple

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 19:41

I bought a patio apple tree thinking it would have normal size apples.  I have a really good crop this year of small apples.  Having read the label from the tree I see that the perfectly formed eating apples should be small and I have no idea what to do with them.  Any ideas gratefully received.

Black Spot

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:55

Thanks Dave for that warning will stick to the Rose Clear.  I have taken the advice of picking off and picking up infected leaves too so will see how it goes now.  The bushes that have given so much pleasure over the summer are now looking really sad.

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