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Latest posts by shazza3

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:51

Hello, i have two large square ornamental planters that i planted up with Box pyramids. I've just removed these because although they looked nice, they didn't seem to be doing very well and have now put them in the garden instead.

I would like to replace them with something else, something that doesn't mind being in a very large container. These are the conditions where they will be situated -- very exposed patio, no surrounding trees, they would have to tolerate very high winds as we are behind the school playing fields as well.

 

All suggestions welcome, thanks

shaz  

PS -- they can't be too tall because of the wind  

Honeysuckle

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:30

hello, i'm no expert but mine didn't flower properly until i trained it to gro across the fence as well as upwards. perhaps you also need to water it more in this heatwave as even the soil below ground will dry up much quicker than usual. i never fed mine with anything either and it was given to me by a friend so didn't have a huge rootball to start with either.  

good luck

What is this and is it salvageable?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:35

if you're not keen on the plant, why not give it away to someone else who be in need of it.

i post mine on Gumtree under Freebies and they go like hot cakes, i've just got rid of lots of china pots that i've bought over many years and no longer need and also plants that i've dug up and no longer have space for.

just a thought if you're really not keen on it 

Can anybody identify this?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:29

oh i don't know i've seen and had much worse -- Japanese knotweed, marestail etc, your weed isn't that bad compared to mine LOL

is it really a weed, can't you dig it up and stick it somewhere else out of harms way ??? 

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:15

hello, that's really odd, have never heard of that before. all my lupins were small when bought two years ago and virtually flowered the same year.

how tall are they now and have you looked into the centre of the plant to see if there are any flower stalks at all ??

if it was me, i'd be having a good rummage around the plant if all the others around it are doing ok.

hope this helps

 

Help needed

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:11

thanks for all the replies, not sure about Youtube as want the book to have in greenhouse when taking the cuttings, could have a quick look though.

will see if i can buy the book as well

cheers

shaz

 

 

Help needed

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 23:09

hello, i have lots of perennials in my garden and would like to make more for free. the problem is i don't know how to do this.

can anyone suggest a good book that gives simple advice for beginners with photographs as i'm not an expert & sometimes don't understand the technical jargon used. i've heard people talk about how easy it is to do this but i can't even get my Xmas cactus to root from cuttings.

thanks for any suggestions

shaz

  

Rose bush failing

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:14

hello, if you've only recently planted out the roses, you'll need to keep them well watered until they're well established. give them a good soaking either first thing in the morning, or late evening (especially now the weather has turned hot). 

they also like lots of manure (well rotted) around the base of the trunk.

if you dead-head the flowers, they'll keep producing more blooms right through the summer until the autumn/winter.

 

hope this helps

 

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:05

HA HA, me too !!!!

usually fling them over the bank where there's lots for them to eat except my lovely perennials

Where to buy

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:00

is that the one that has long prongs for raking up moss and stuff ???

if so, i have one that i've never used in my garage that you can have.

 

don't suppose you live in Swansea, South Wales by any chance do you ????

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