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Posted: 13/06/2015 at 10:05

You are probably right Nutcutlet..........annoyingly, it worked too

Gloves and suits on then Dove........ready ?


Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:53

I wonder if worms have their own forum ?  Offering advice on how to eradicate problem "gardeners" ?  That could be why the OP has disappeared

Seriously dreadful advice offered above.


Tomato support

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:17

Stout canes and tied in regularly with raffia.  Otherwise 2 uprights and a top bar and plant your toms with long lengths of the toms grow up twist the stems around the string and tie in to top bar.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:52

Remember to leave one to set seed tho if you want more in your garden

Is my black bamboo flowering?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:35

I think you will find that it is just a new stem pushing up.  Obviously your TLC worked

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:24

Yes damsel/dragonfly will use other plants but Iris can still be a good addition provided there is also a varied range of plants in and around the pond.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:15

Lion dung as a deterrent is a myth.  It simply means a premium can be charged to those poor beggars who are plagued by cats in and around their gardens.

supermarket plants

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:12

Not just the supermarkets Patrick..........the big chain DIY places are almost as bad.  Such a waste but they buy them in so cheaply, they don't worry about the stock loss.

If it makes you a miserable old git, join the club

Wildlife Pond Advice...?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 09:44

Quote.......  ." likewise iris which are also too vigorous, take over and provide poor habitat "

Flag iris are vigorous growers but can be kept in check easily enough.  They do add to a wildlife pond..........damselfly/dragonfly in particular make excellent use of them

How to rejuvenate a struggling azalea/rhododendron?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 13:47

In my experience, ericaceous compost tends to be almost dust like and dries out very quickly (particularly in a pot ).  Check that it hasn't dried out and/or that it is not root bound first.  Then follow the advice for growing these plants and see whether you feel it is worth it or not.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Papaver somniferum

Beautiful blood red flowers 
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Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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