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Posted: 05/02/2014 at 11:05

Thanks everyone. I,ll be renewing by this method again


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:12

Is it true that if you purchase your G W subscription using clubcard vouchers you will not be considered a Subscriber? There fore not getting the offers open to them. I have received my GW magazine this way for some years.

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:26

Hi Verdun, I think this is less refined and has made a tree. My daughter was sold it as a small tree for a small garden. Depends on your interpretation of small I suppose.

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:22

Thanks everyone. Bleeder or not it,s for the chop. And the sooner the better. Though I suspect it will give it the incentive it needs to double in size. Triffid anyone ??

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:18

Hi Bob, I expect it will. Normally I would,nt dream of pruning it but my daughter ill advisedly had to have this tree and it just grew and grew and was not planted in a place capable of letting it flourish. And guess who gets the job of pruning!!! Many thanks for your reply. I shall be taking the saw round soon. Good old Mum and Dad

acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 14:41

Acer Negundo Variegata. Hi everyone and Happy New Gardening Year. My problem is : Is it ok to prune this tree now? On occasion I have trimmed it but it has bled. Now it needs a good shape up. Any ideas?

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

Hi Jess, I think it is Rubus Cockburnianus, if it,s like a sprawly blackberry bush with prickles it is. Happy Christmas everyone xxx

Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 18:55
My favourite daff has to be "Jetfire",what,s yours?

Which brand?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 14:34

Yes nodlisab I got caught with that one too. Also Arthur Bowers was the same and I had used that for many years. They all seem to dry out to quickly. The structure is twiggy and dusty,dead really. I,m using Miraclegro at the moment and adding small amounts of John Innes No1, though I see Levingtons are adding this to their compost and 40 to70 % of peat. Who knows, it,s an expensive trial and error nowadays.

Hello Derek I have,nt tried Aldi

Which brand?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 10:57

Dare we talk about proprietary brands of compost? Since peat is all but banned and the alternative offerings as replacement I find pretty poor, what is the answer. What are my fellow gardeners resorting to and whose brand?

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geranium budworm

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Hi Kate, I love your blogs. We have the bee fly here too. They fascinate me, busily probing the trumpets of lungwort. Opening the new Spring... 
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what are they? 
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Tesco clubcard subscription 
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acer pruning

large Acer Negundo variegated 
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Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

My favourite daff has to be "Jetfire",what,s yours? 
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Which brand?

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