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Leaf mould

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:33

OK, thank you both.  Maybe I'll just keep it till Spring then Palaisglide.  There's not really a great deal - amazing how a full bag of leaves shrinks down, lol.

Leaf mould

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:45

Just back from a lovely Caribbean cruise (sighhhhh) and went out into the garden today to do an autumn tidy-up.  Lots of leaves to collect from the borders, and just wondering - last year's leaves which I collected into black bin bags, have rotted down quite well.  Should I put them on the borders as a mulch, or dig them in?

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:05

OMG!!  Cut them up with scissors, yughhhhhhhh!!  All very well collecting them in a bucket, but getting rid of them afterwards - can't bear the thought .  I stick with the pellets and shut my eyes when getting rid of the bodies!


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:56

Teehee, thought I was bad, but compared to you lot, I'm just an amateur ,  Still have quite a lot of packets squirrelled away though, lol.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:05

What a lovely thought.  I suppose it'll be the last thing on their minds at present, but I've been thinking about peoples' gardens too.  I'd love to help, but I'm in the Highlands of Scotland so perhaps a bit difficult to get plants or seedlings to where they're needed.

Yellowing leaves on escallonia

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:59

Thanks Nutcutlet and Bookertoo.  It does get a bit cool  here in the North of Scotland, so perhaps that's the answer.  Perhaps I'm worrying too much.  I'll give it a feed as suggested and keep my fingers crossed.  Thanks again.

Yellowing leaves on escallonia

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:38

My escallonia, about five years old, has lots of its leaves turning yellow, though there are flower buds showing too.  Is it like the rhodies and azaleas which need acid soil and perhaps I should be giving it some rhodie food or iron?  Thanks in advance for any advice.

Any advise welcome

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:46

Thanks everyone for your replies.  The wall is about three feet high and has gravel at the top.  The gravel area does have a wide border at the back, against the fence and lots of things are growing there quite happily.  I have been digging lots of compost into the borders, but the area under the gravel is, I know, compacted heavy clay with lots of large stones in it.  Digging that lot up is not an option - not as young as I used to be!! . Thanks Verdun for the hydrangea suggestion - didn't realise it would grow in very wet soil, and the fern suggestion is definitely an option.  Thanks again everyone.

slug and snail control

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:45

Lavenderlass, I've wondered about these slug traps.  How do you empty them!  Yukkk!!

Any advise welcome

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:41

We have a retaining wall in our back garden made from railway sleepers.  The water from the top part seeps down under the wall.  I have cut out several little beds at the bottom of the wall, but as we have horrendous clay soil with awful drainage, everything I plant eventually dies off, the roots having drowned and rotted off.  Any suggestions as to what I could plant there - ideally something evergreen, growing to about three or four feet tall!  A tall order methinks!

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Leaf mould

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Yellowing leaves on escallonia

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Any advise welcome

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Tree planting

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