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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.

Sooty mould

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 09:00

The leaves on my lemon tree [in the greenhouse] are covered in black sticky stuff, which my friend calls sooty mould. What's the best way to get rid of this please? The tree has been fine all summer and this mould has only recently appeared.

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:01

Thanks for your ideas. Think I'm going with a hydrangea, as they're on offer in the local garden centre!

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:55

My blueberry in a pot had done really well this year, gave 3 kg of fruit, and looks very healthy. I have, dare I say it, watered it with tap water, but have fed it regularly with ericaceous feed. It needs some pruning, so will look at the RHS site. Thanks Buddyboy.

Hope your Mum's blueberry bush gets better, Steve.

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:13

We've cleared a corner in the garden, but it's quite shady, under a cotoneaster. It does get light and some sun, so what flowering shrub would you advise planting there to give us some colour?

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Lemon Tree

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Oleander leaves

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Sooty mould

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