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Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:31

Thank you for all your replies.The bottom is still alive, so will leave it and see what happens.

Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:51

We have a lean-to metal greenhouse against the garage and it's excellent. But it wasn't cheap. I've tried the plastic greenhouses and they're ok for seeds,and for tomatoes, but hopeless if you want to keep anything in them over the winter.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:48

I'm going to dig out the gravel bed we have under the bay window to create a flower bed. Want to try nigella, cornflowers, poppies,and have bought a mystery packet of T&M seeds from the garden centre. Garden faces south , so am hoping they'll all grow well. 

Osteospermum 2

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:43

Just wanted to say thank you for your helpful replies to the query about my yellow osteospermum. For some reason I can't reply to the post itself - can't type anything in the box!

Have checked at the base of the plant and it is indeed alive, so will leave it for now.


Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:40

Hi, have a yellow osteopermum growing in a flower bed. It's survived 2 winters, but this winter it looks very sad. Should I just leave it or cut it back? Any advice welcome. Thanks.

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:25

She's always in and out of the garden, so I'll have to follow her with some water! 

Tomato paste idea sounds interesting - yes it is bitches that cause the trouble.

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:27

We have several bare patches on our lawn caused by my daughter's dog's urine!  It takes ages for the poor lawn to get back to its former glory, only for the same thing to happen next time they visit.

Is there anything we can buy to weaken the urine or what could we do? We put down some new turf, and even this now has a bare patch.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:48

Thank you both for your help.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:56

My camellia is in a pot in the garden and is covered in buds. Is it safe to leave it out over the winter, maybe covered in fleece when it's very cold, or should I put it in the greenhouse?

Sooty mould

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:14

Thank you both for your help. Have started cleaning the leaves this morning, but found tiny snails and a few tiny caterpillars on the leaves. It doesn't seem to bother the tree, as it has a lot of small and a few medium sized lemons, and some more blossom.

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