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Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:24

Hi Verdun, I'm back from holiday and so am planning on doing the cuttings of my blue boa.  All of the shoots have flowers on them ? I'm thinking though that i should be looking for stems that don't have flowers.  Is that correct ?

Am off to buy some perlite too ? My cuttings never suceed unless I put them in the gel, which seems to be fairly idiot proof, so I shall be trying both and see which works best.

Plant ID, again :)

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:18

I think this is a Japanese anenomone (sorry can't spell). 

Which lawn mower should I buy?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 21:46

Just to add it into the pot, we have a Toro (which is Honda engine, only cheaper, I think).  It is self propelled, so that I can use it and I whizz round the garden with it, Love it.  If only we didn't have so much moss, but that's a whole different story.  Good luck, it is a bit of a mine field with so much choice.

Hydrangea limelight leaves

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 10:13

I bought a hydrangea limelight from thompson and Morgan. It turned up looking the picture of health and now the leaves are going spotty and yellow on some of them. Any idea what this could be?

I need to dig out another bush before I plant it so just want make sure it is okay. I did have it in a shadier part of the garden for the last two days but that shouldn't have made that much difference that quick I wouldn't have thought. 

any advice greatfully received. Thank you. 

Anyone on here from New Zealand?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:18

My sister lives in New Zealand and would love to have a cottage style garden (to remind her of home).  She is currently in the process of designing and coming up with ideas as it is a current total blank canvas.

I'm starting to do some research on how to get an english cottage style garden in New Zealand, if that is possible, which made me wonder if there was anyone on here from NZ who might be able to share some inspiration.

Thank you.

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 20:40

Hi Verdun, thank you for this.  It is just my Blue Boa that is in 9cm pots, so maybe I need to dig them back up and pot them on for a bit.  The Black adder was actually 1 litre pots, so hope they will be okay.  We are on light sandy soil in Surrey, so I'm hoping they will survive our winters as so free draining. 

Thank you for your advice.

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 12:43

do you mind if I share this on my local gardening facebook page?

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:45

I've just seen this post, I bought some blue boa today.  Would it be worth me trying to take some cuttings ? They came in 9cm pots.

I bought some Blue Boa and Black adder after seeing it at Hampton Court, Bees were on it in about 2 minutes from putting it in.

Any special advice ?

ID this wasp thing ?

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 20:55

Today these little wasp things burrowed out from under the patio. 

Does anyone have any idea what they might be.  I'm not sure it is wasp, although it might be, some sort of fly thing. 

I thought it was solitary bees making these holes but obviously not.  Thank you.

Hope you can see it clearly enough, it has two yellow stripes on its abdomen. 

Courses in plants / soft landscaping

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 19:45

I'm thinking of looking into doing a course in gardening.  I did a very basic garden design course about 10 years ago, and know this aspect isn't for me, but I love plants and learning what works where.

I'm wandering if it is possible to do courses on just this aspect, as I'm find a lot of courses are about all aspects of garden design. 

I'm wondering if eventually there might be a local market for me to offer advice to people on how to refresh their gardens without having to do all the hard landscaping aspect, just by changing plants.

Do you know of any, or are you able to recommend any courses which might be of interest.  I'm 25 mins from Wisley, but I'm thinking an online course might be best due to husband travelling with work and young children at school.

Has anyone done a course through Horticultural Correspondance College ? If so, any feedback.

Any advice gratefully received.  I'm giving up doing PTA for my kids school, so need to find something to fill my time, and give myself a project.

Thank you.

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Anyone on here from New Zealand?

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ID this wasp thing ?

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I read this every week. 
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If anything... 
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How long do they last? 
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