peter privett

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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:29

So! blitzcrieg eh!

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:27

No wilt, the top of the plant is healthy and lovely shiny leaves.

Iwas out last night with my torch and there wasn't a thing on the clematis...BUT! there were slimy slugs on my alstromerias which are close by. (were on..r.i.p.)

so chances are it has been these blighters!

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:02

My newly purchased  2 year old clematis leaves are disappearing fast......Gobbled!

I have scrutinised the plant and found nothing to account for the devastation, except a few of the leaves are deformed and the leaf surface is all BOBBLY!!!!!

advice please!


Posted: 18/06/2013 at 18:55

what to do with........earwigs.

some gardeners say they do alot of good, others just dispatch them.

What do you guys do???

aubretia question

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:15

Mmmm !! interesting point.

aubretia question

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:19

Thanks for that Verdun, 

In the past the aubretia looks very bedraggled and exhausted after flowering, so a trim cannot look any worse I dont think.

I have noticed the many colours that are available and are bright and vibrant.

 I think I'll have a portion.

Pansy seeds

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:12

Right! I get it now.

good to know that great resuts have come out of seed collection and sowing cairnsie.

Pansy seeds

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:49

I have just collected some fat big faced pansy seeds,

What i don't understand is in the gardens books, although they advocate collecting free seed, They do say without any explanation that if you collect and sow the seed, the chances are the plant flowers will be a lot smaller???? ugh!

If this is the case, how do the big seed firms manage to sell seed that will produce good flowers.... any thoughts anybody!

aubretia question

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:42

I have a lot of what I think is aubretia (masses of lilac tiny ground cover flowers, we inherited it when we moved in so not certain of its name)

I have always just left it be, but this year it has gone mad and I will have to tidy it up.

My question is, can you/should you give the aubretia a haircut after flowering???

Also can you start cuttings from it, or do you have to buy new seed??

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 11:24

What I would really like to know is........

How can you find out which composts contain COUNCIL RECYCLED STUFF !!

I do not want to pay good money for this rubbish! (my opinion of course)

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