Latest posts by sotongeoff

Gardeners World too short

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 17:45

There was a time when regional ITV did gardening programmes-those have gone-there were also a couple of makeover shows on in the daytime and those have gone as well

Garden ER on 5 lasted one series- one of the presenters is now on the AT LYG-for some reason programme commissioner do not "do " gardening programmes-I am sure that GW is only allowed to continue because it is a "tradition" but that gets dropped for sport and classical music because seemingly there is no other spot for it-I am sure in GH days it started in January/February and went into October.

So at the present time don't hold your breath on an hour long programme or an earlier showing-they are only pretending to listen- if at all

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 17:25

This is getting tense

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 15:10

I am -and proud of it

First blood to the plucky Brit

Red Insects

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 14:34

You will just have to keep plugging way -eventually you will get there.

Red Insects

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 13:40

Red ants probably-try an ant killer of if you are not squeamish- boiling water

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 13:38

Yes I have as well- I find it irritating that some do not pop back to say thanks -how difficult is and bearing in mind a response e-mail is sent out

Rude and somewhat ignorant is my take on it-I have said before if  I say thanks not only is it appreciated but also makes me feel I can ask a question again

It is not everybody as you say David but it does seem to happen a lot

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 12:47

They are not doing much harm-are you sure it is earwigs doing the damage and not something else?

Try the upturned pot trick mentioned above and you need to find out where they are hiding in the daytime.

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 11:53

Wrong time of year to move anything in my opinion-leave it till the autumn.

Rooting powder is to aid in the rooting of cuttings it will not help in this instance.

When you come to do get as much rootball up as you can and also have the new spot prepared in readiness.


Talkback: How to deadhead flowers

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 11:44
heathurner wrote (see)

when lupins have finished flowering should I cut the whole plant to the groun or just cut off all the dead flowers?

Just remove the flowering stems-not only may they flower again this year the plant needs the leaves to build up flowering potential for next year

It will start to die down naturally later in the year- then you can tidy it up

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