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Latest posts by sterelitza

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 06:51
Thanks Fairygirl, I have decided to take your suggestion to leave that border until the spring. Then I shall have renewed energy, hopefully.... to decide what plants can stay. Its good to have a plan.

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:33
I have a section of border that really needs to be dug up and replanted, problem is theres so much growing there and I dont know where to start as I dont want to loose any of the annuals growing there. How and when should I tackle this job? Sorry this is not about green compost ??? !

Talkback: How to pick tulips

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:19
I am amazed at the strength of tulips in the ground. For example, I had some very tall tulip bulbs which were planted in an area that was now going to become a path. I dug up the bulbs and planted them elsewhere, then laid a concrete path. Sometime the following year a tall red tulip had grown through the concrete and was in full bloom. How had it pushed its way through the concrete?

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:57
Get out there now folks, here in west Wales its been vile!! BUT today Mr Sunshine is back for a few days. Going out now to clear leaves etc and finish planting bulbs. Glad now that I cut the grass on Guy Fawkes day, its still growing though!! Need to brush all the paths and clear all dead growth from borders. So much to do..... So little time...... Before the next deluge!!!!!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:56
thanks Verdun, I will give your method a go.

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 08:31
Thanks for all the information, I often wonder where these pretty and useful little creatures vanish to in the winter. I will treat them kindly in future and try to find a space in the shed for them. Should I just leave them on the workbench to find their own cosy corner to sleep in and will the spiders already in residence leave them alone?


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:15
Hi, can anyone suggest a good way to take cuttings from heather. I would like more plants from a very pretty one which is now starting to bloom. Its in a pot and I am reluctant to take pieces off in case it pouts. Thanks

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:03
Hi, we had a really sunny day here in Carmarthenshire last week which showed up how dirty the windows were, I decided to go outside to clean them, I saw several ladybirds on the window frames, they were more orange than red and I wondered what they were doing just basking in the sun.

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:12
Hi everyone and thanks for your suggestions. Sorry its taken so long to post back on this one, doesn't time fly?! The Ivy is still there and I am ready to tackle getting rid of it once again. I shall let you know what success I have - if any.

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 05:42
Its the nature of the beast... I nearly said pest!

Discussions started by sterelitza

Magpies on the increase?

What were those Magpies doing? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 08:15

Talkback: Phormium mealybug

I have several different varieties of Phormium in my garden. Recently when some of them were being trimmed back I noticed mealybug at the b... 
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Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 06:16

mozzies in the garden

clouds of mozzies in November 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 18:19


Taking Cuttings 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 18:01

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Hi, we had a really sunny day here in Carmarthenshire last week which showed up how dirty the windows were, I decided to go outside to clean... 
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Last Post: 07/11/2014 at 17:16

Different colour flowers on one plant

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 19:53

Different colour flowers on one plant

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 19:11

Advice on slug free plants

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Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 08:59

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Ivy rooting everywhere 
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Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 10:12

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Help please 
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Last Post: 21/08/2015 at 22:07


Rust on my Hollyhocks 
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Last Post: 20/06/2012 at 20:26

Growing from seed

New Zealand Flax  
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Last Post: 15/06/2012 at 10:28

Talkback: Growing species tulips

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