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Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:44

Thanks Clarington, I'll keep an eye out ^_^

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:52

Thanks for the advice people! Never thought to use a weedkiller. I will definatly follow your advice

Clarington can you link me this product if possible? I would like to check if its okay to use with pets (I have 2 cats).

Speaking of the rain, my lawn may not be a pool but its certainly boggy :S I do hope we get an early spring with this very wet winter.

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 00:04

The bleeders have spread across half of our small lawn, and pulling each one up seems to be a never ending battle. Plus if I miss part of it it could still come back right? What should I do? I've heard people say to dig affected parts of the lawn up, but doing this before Spring will result in an ugly patchy lawn.

Even if I am to do that do I just buy grass seed? Help ^_^;

Fellow hayfever sufferers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 01:04

This may come across as a barmy question, but do any of you work in a florist? I wanted to work in one but feared getting symptoms of hayfever in work. True the wind is the carrier of pollen, but with a small room stuffed with flowers doesn't exacly sound better. Would tablets really help?

Working in a garden centre sounds better because of the room, but I have no car and I've yet to see one local enough that has a bus running by it..

I suffer from the allergy, but I only get it in Summer really. I'm not sure at all if its just grass pollen or/and flower pollen. I'm pretty sure whenever the lawn is cut or a lawn I suffer a bit, but then again how do I know its not fallen flower pollen?

I heard from a chemist  I can go see a doctor to see if I suffer from one or both pollens. But I really don't want to do that. I could wait till spring and stick my nose in the first tulip to come up (had to laugh at that myself). But then how do I test grass? Stick around when lawn is cut?

^ Sorry for the rant there after the topic qustion. Felt good to get it off my chest though.

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 00:54
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I wish all cat owners would train their cats to use a litter tray. That way I wouldn't get a handful of something nasty hidden in the soil when I'm weeding and planting. ...and please put a bell around darling kitty's neck to save the bird population from carnage.

At least with a Fox it's obvious and you can use a trowel to scoop and remove.

Cats can sneak up on birds even with a bell. Also whilst not the majority, some cats don't like bells. Cats hearing is much keener than ours and having a constant ringing whenever you move doesn't seem very nice. Still it all depends on the cat

I can imagine your frustration. My grandparents lived in a bungalow with other cats about, and the odd one or two made visits. Its in their nature and the owner can't stop them. A dog yes, but a cat does what it wants and there's only so much an owner can disipline them on. Of course you could always invest in a sprinkler system

I have two cats of my own and I love to garden. My cats poop in ours but I accept it. Although my female cat has a habit of peeing in pots.. o_O

Anyway, see if you  can spot the pooper in action to see if it is a cat. As people have said they usually do it in loose soil and not the grass. Wish you luck though ^_^

Closeness of two shrubs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 19:54
landgirl100 wrote (see)

Male plants are often just called, for example, G. mucronata male, or mascular is sometimes used. Several nurseries offer them.

Thank you! I already found one place that sells them online. I think my initial plan is to have the male in the front garden and pollinate the female with a brush filled with pollen from the male.

Closeness of two shrubs

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 00:45
landgirl100 wrote (see)

If it has berries it must be female. You would need a male plant to pollinate it next year. Gaultheria are normally dioecious (single sex).

I see.. First off how do I buy the male plant? Is it called anything different? Know any sites that sell it? Secondly, they have to be next to each other right?

I will put the Gaultheria in that spot alone then

Closeness of two shrubs

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 19:06

Oh, sorry Nutcutlet! I didn't mean 2 foot deep, I ment 2 foot width and 4 foot length. My bad for that.

@landgirl What is that true? I brought mine from the garden centre (with berries on) having no thought to that. Does this mean I need to get another or no berries next year? How on earth do you even know the sex of these? @_@

Closeness of two shrubs

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:56

They wont be side by side. The cornus will be behind the other one.

Closeness of two shrubs

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 11:36

Greetings all. I have two shrubs; Gaultheria mucronata "red", and Cornus Baton rouge. I was thinking of putting the cornus behind the Gaultheria but two things stop me. I have a 4ft width patch of soil thats 2ft depth, and secondly thinking the sizes they grow might conflict with one another.

According to the labels on the pot the cornus grows 3ft 11 inches high and approx 5ft wide (the extra foot width wise isn't a problem), and the Gaultheria grows 2ft 6 inches high and 4ft width (its about halfway I'd say in the pot atm)

Hope to hear replies soon

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