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Posted: 23/05/2017 at 12:02

Oooh, Buzzy. How lucky are you!


Posted: 22/05/2017 at 22:56

I have had plants from Hayloft. They were excellent.

Hardy Osteospermum not growing

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:35

Where did you keep the pots? A greenhouse or cold frame would have encouraged growth, especially during a cold Spring like this one. These plug plants are tiny babies. I don't think the sellers make it clear enough that they need a lot of care and won't make big plants for some time. Cape Daisies are from South Africa originally, so the North East in April isn't exactly home from home!

How warm is it up there, now? You could repot them if you have somewhere bright and warm.


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:24

Oh yes, that's a weed. I forget the name but the little blighters send roots under the soil like convolvulus and you can never get rid of it. The best you can do is pull up every bit you can find as often as possible.

Plant or weed??

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:13

Ok. It's a wild plant in your garden where you don't want it. That is what I call a weed!

Wood burning stove in greenhouse

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 07:15

I was shown round the greenhouse of a retired nurseryman who had done this. He built a brick chimney into a section of one end and had chairs and a table for his tea. However, the greenhouse covered an area larger than most modern back gardens.

Something eating my violas

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 22:52

If you can see damage to leaves and flowers the problem is probably slugs although rabbits may like a nibble, too. Vine weevil grubs work under the soil and the plant droops and looks thirsty but doesn't improve when watered. When you dig it up all the roots have been eaten.

Plant or weed??

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 22:46

Yes it is.

Rescuing a poorly pond

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 16:39

Your water may clear as debris settles. Either way, I have never found that wildlife objected to muddy water, it is humans who value a crystal clear pond. Oxygenating plants should improve water quality but duckweed is natural and will do no harm. We net ours if it gets too bad and leave it to drain for a day or two before it goes on the compost. As to the frogspawn - do you get newts in the pond? They will eat the frog part of the spawn as soon as it appears and that may be where yours is going. I have taken to removing a clump, putting it in a bucket until it is swimming strongly and then popping it back in. It's the only way to save them. Toad spawn must taste bad, it is never touched.

This rose has a lady's name

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:37

I think Margaret Merrill, too. Wonderful scent.

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