Patsy F

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Removing weeds in paths without weedkiller

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:39

I have just started to use boiling water (from the kettle or saucepan, after cooking potatoes).  This was a tip from Bob Flowerdew on GQT recently.  It works very efficiently and apparently they don't regrow.  I've also got a weed wand, but they still seem to grow back.

why wont my cornus grow

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:30

I've found Cornus to be either a complete failure or very slow growing in my garden, which is clay with regular mulching of organic material.

Dying Hydrangea

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 21:35

Yes, I agree, my Hydrangea looks the same and my 2 beautiful Pieris have frost damage to the new growth.  I'm leaving them until the weather warms up and will then cut off the dead bits!  Keep watering in this dry weather.

Actinidia Mystery!

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 10:37

No idea, but it does look beautiful!

Planting climbers / ivy against garden walls

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 17:45

Wires and vine eyes (cheap from Screwfix!) would be good on your lovely wall. Clematis and roses would be my choice. Let us know what you decide.

Two Flowering plants ID please

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:48

I meant Muscari! Thought the picture looked like mine, which are now dying off.

Two Flowering plants ID please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:38

Saxifrage and Mascari (grape hyacinths).

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 21:23

Thank you Kitty 2.  As I said, they were freebies from GW magazine and there was no indication of what colour each bulb was when they arrived, so I just planted them in various pots - seems to have worked!  There are some beautiful combinations on this thread.  I'd like to be a bit more adventurous with colour combinations next year.  Beaus Mum: yours are quite gorgeous!

Gift for an allotmenteer..

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:01

National garden vouchers are always a good choice I think!

Containers of tulips

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 16:57

I find that tulips do not always do very well after their first year, so as you need the pot for pelargoniums, I'd dead-head them, water and feed them with Tomarite, wait for the leaves to die back and then lift and dry them for the autumn.

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