Latest posts by patty3

wildflower mix

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:40

I have perennial wild flowers, but this year

I  tried a small annual wild flower bed i scattered my own varied seeds.

poppies, cornflower, phacelia, knapweed, agrostema, and (carrot for ferny leaf effect )

and what did i get ? PHACELIA !!!

          thank goodness the bees liked it!

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:24

I have one that flowered last year. after having  it for many years!

It was growing too big for it's pot. so i just cut it back a couple of inches

It lives all year on a sunny windowsill.

But they like to be outside in the sun for the summer. if possible.

Ants in plant pots

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 16:39

You dont need poison, just make sure the compost is damp.

They only infest dry compost.

Abundant Weed?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 11:38


Doves panic is over reaction

it is not japanese knotweed, now that is HELP!!!!

The seedlings are easily recognised and can be pulled up'  just leaving a few to flower, i love them. let the bees enjoy  them   then compost . as u said roots are so small its easy to pull up.


Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 11:24

Hi G F

Your grandad had the right idea,

but we have so many poisons today, one for every creature in the garden!

no wonder we have so few birds, all their food is poisoned!!

                 I dont use them, but i only grow flowers.



Hampton court show

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 10:34

   Hi Andy19

where do you go to recieve the beechgrove  Garden prog?

I am in the E midlands area and only get Monty and a bit  of gardening

 on the One Show !

WE do need more! when will those in charge listen?

Yucca pot plant help please

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:30

I would  open the blind, for the plant to see day light once in a while!

Be brave and chop it off about 9'' from base then9'' below leaves.

Repot in good compost with the tops too! water and pray!! discard the middle stem. 

I have done this with the Dragon tree and another large leaved plant it worked!

The stem made shoots and the top rooted.

                         ( If you get a fern plant they dont mind  low light levels.)

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:40

Hi nutcutlet

about the hogweed,

i had the smaller native one which i got rid of,  by cutting down to the ground then using one of the awful poisons (which i detest resorting to) then covering the stump with black plastic.   it may not work with the big one,but might be worth a try!  if it saves digging.

good luck

What is it?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:04

 yes i have planted it this year for the bees it is a very pretty blue.

i did a small wild flower area, this is about all that is growing in it! 

Mystery bugs

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:54

jim Macd

oh how nice to know others out there are more with nature , than the chemical companys!! 

Wildlife must come first .


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