Latest posts by Paddy5

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.

Grass seed and field mice

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:43

Thanks I have just been out and put down compost but they seem to like that too !!!!


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.

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