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Anyone on here from New Zealand?

Posted: Yesterday 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.

What are these balls called?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:34

I was looking in a garden centre at box the other day and they seemed to have a powdery mildew on them.  Is this normal, or would this be the start of box blight ?  I'm sure it couldn't be as othewise the nursery wouldn't be selling them, but thought I'd ask. 

Also Lilly Pilly I think you missed a 1 off that number, round here for a 5litre pot they are £20, i was thinking myabe your figure should have been £145 for one that size.  They aren't cheap. 

But I love them, just want a few as well now.

Adult vine weevil traps

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 20:29

I have got round to using nematodes before but I've just seen adult wine weevil traps are now available. 

Has anyone used them and if so what do you think ?

I've got signs of vine weevil damage in two areas of my garden and I'm wondering whether to try these.

It looks like it is the wrong time of year to use nematodes.

Any advice ?

Achillea struggling

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:14

I bought some achillea last year on the basis it likes light, well draining soil, which is definitely what I have.  I thought it would thrive, but its really struggled.  Whether it is slugs ravishing it when it is growing but it just seems a bit of a nothing plant, unlike the plant i bought last year.

My soil is light sandy soil, in full sun / partial shade, south facing.  Can you think of any reason's it hasn't thrived...

I put a manure mulch on in the spring to feed everything.  Should I do a seaweed feed to give everything a boost.

Any ideas gratefully received.  Thank you.

Name that geranium!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:11

Hmm the ones you've all described is one I have and its gone mad ! I do have Wargrave pink and it is nothing like this other thug.  Still the thug has no name.  My flowers are pink with dark pink veins if that is the same as the others and it has grown through my philadephus to about 2ft tall.  Out the front under trees and its about 30cm tall.

I've found my wargrave pink is more of an orangy/ salmon pink,  Not a favourite and typically I bought it online without seeing the colour of it and bought loads of it.  It is just the wrong colour pink for my garden, its going to have to go. :-(

Your picture doesn't look like wargrave pink i don't think.

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Anyone on here from New Zealand?

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ID this wasp thing ?

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Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

I read this every week. 
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Planting out agapanthus

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Plant id please

I pulled it up then panicked.  
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What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

If anything... 
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Will it bring cats into the garden ? 
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How long do they last? 
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