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Rosemary bettle... Need a rethink

Posted: Today at 09:56

I get occasional rosemary beetles on my lavender but have never seen them on the rosemary. This year my daughter's lavender and sage are absolutely covered in them but none on her rosemary either. Maybe they prefer lavender and you should keep some as a sacrificial plant? 

Use Weedkiller Or Pull Weeds Out?

Posted: Today at 09:52

In my experience Pathclear takes ages to kill existing weeds but does prevent new ones from growing so maybe you just need to give it a bit more time. I usually weed by hand first before treating just for appearance sake.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 12:46

As I understand it the pages (colour, format, text etc.) were exactly as supplied to the Electoral Commission by the two official campaign organisations. The Electoral Commision is there to ensure that everyone knows how to register and how to vote and to oversee that an election is run fairly.

Plant Identification

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 12:39

I've had loads of this come up in unexpected places in my garden this year. We always have it around because we're in the country but this seems a particularly good year for it. I like it in the right place and have also seen lots of orange tip butterflies this year so hopefully they are also thriving!

gardeners world offers

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 13:37

Mine looked pretty sad and yellowed as well but I've potted them up and will hope for the best. They're supposed to be "garden ready" but wouldn't have stood a chance if planted out directly!

I got slugged

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:57

Yes, probably! Copper is quite expensive anyway but I'm sure there's a big markup on the rings sold for gardening.

I got slugged

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:42

I've had a lot of success both in the greenhouse and outdoors by balancing trays of plants on the copper rings you can buy. The rings are quite expensive but last forever.

Fade resistant plant labels

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:32

I use a white pen on black t-labels for permanent labelling and so far (3 years in) they seem to be staying pretty clear. I've even used the pen to write "Use this one" on the current dalek compost bin so that OH knows where to put the vegetable peelings.

Identification please.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 15:48

It looks like bryony to me. I used to have it all over a previous garden. The roots are very poisonous (and possibly the rest of the plant?) as I discovered when I mistook them for parsnips just after we had moved in !

Reclaiming the cost of some mail order plants

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:17

Interesting! A couple of years ago I ordered geranium "Splish Splash" from Van Meuwen. Having lovingly nurtured the bare root plants I was sent when they eventually flowered they were pale pink. I did get a refund but with a rather grudging email which implied that it was very unreasonable of me not to be happy with what I had received.

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Discussions started by Singing Gardener

Please help with ideas for plants to trail over these walls

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New visitor to my bird feeders

Sparrowhawk! 
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Weed ID please

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Is this a mole tunnel?

Fresh excavations between lawn and paving 
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Vegetables growing really slowly

Not enough nutrients in the topsoil? 
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I'm so envious of you all!

One day my vegetable garden will be ready.... 
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Identification Help Please

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Can I eat chervil roots?

Surprise from digging up my salad leaves! 
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ID and help please

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BBQ Fodder?

This morning's visitors to my garden 
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Oenothera Siskiyou Pink

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Ants in house plants

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Impatiens question

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Growing mistletoe

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Can I prune a juniper bush?

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