philippa smith2

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New pond

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:42

What lovely pics GD - all the work and hassle has been well worth it.  Congrats 

Plant identification

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 19:47

I think the 2nd one is a yucca but not flaccida - that tends to have droopy ( flacid ) leaes as opposed to the more upright ones shown in the photo. 

Doesn't make much difference really - both do the same sort of thing.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 18:20

Congratulations Pete - just a day ( or 2 ? ) late for Father's Day 

Unhappy Grapefruit plant!

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 18:12

Check what compost you have in the pot, whether the pot is large enough, it's site, etc.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 18:08

I realise the OP received serious advice to start with - my point was simply that a physical disability wan't mentioned.  I too suggested that he employed someone else to do the job for him/her. You can only go so far with sensible advice - it is then, as always, up to the person concerned whether they take advice or do the other thing.

Apart from anything else, if the OP is that into Zen, he/she should surely be more relaxed about nature.

How odd that Dr. ( oops - should that be Mr ? ) Beecham is not advising his namesake for some relief. Ah well, let's hope one goes off and performs surgery on the other.

Abutilon potting on

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:55

If you have suddenly changed the environment for your Abutilon, that could be the reason it doesn' t look too happy.

You can check whether it needs potting on by knocking it - gently - out of it's current pot to see if it is root bound.  If it is, just go up one more size of pot and keep doing that until you have it in the optimum size for your needs.  If it isn't root bound, just try to emulate the natural conditions and give it time to acclimatise.

Morning glory

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:48

They are usually quick to germinate flowerlady - particularly given the weather we're having.  If you have the seeds, it's worth giving them a go

When is the latest time to sow green beans

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:46

I usually sow a 2nd crop of french beans in mid/late June to prolong my crop.  Seems to work well enough.  Champion and Opera are the ones I grow.


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:37

I imagine it never occurred to anyone that the OP was finding difficulty in physically removing the offending debris because it was never mentioned. It appeared to be more a case of finding nature a bit of a nuisance.

Obviously a physical disability would have elicited more serious advice.

An outbreak of humour Nutcutlet ?  Surely not  


Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:26

I'd second Treehugger's suggestion - a small pump is the best way to go.  Nothing more annoying than having full water butts in the wrong place

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