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Welcome to the problem solving forum

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 10:43
DBatma wrote (see)

We have just had a new patio constructed ( 4 months since completion) and already a significant area is turning plae green. Would appreciate advice on best way to tackle this before it covers the whole patio please

Hi, I have this problem every year and the best way I have found is to mix some path cleaner with bleach about half a small cup of each put this into a watering can and top up with approx 5 ltrs of cold water, swish this around to mix well and then water the area with this mixture.  Of course mix more as needed.  Just leave it dry off and hopefully over the next few days you should see an improvement, rain will wash off any excess and it keeps on working for a good while.  It works for me - good luck.

Growing from seed

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 10:28

Hi, can someone please help me with a problem I am having in trying to grow more plants from the seeds of New Zealand Flax.  I have sown some seeds in ordinary garden loam and in seed compost, some did germinate but only grew about an inch and then died off.  What am I doing wrong?

What do you think of this combination?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 18:50

I agree with lilysilly about hardy geraniums the lovely blue ones that you can transplant so easily and they will grow anywhere, the bees love them and another favourite is the pink rock roses which increase in size every year.   I have a few hollyhocks which are now growing like mad and need staking, the bees really love these and spend hours going in and out of the large flowers collecting pollen.  For winter how about christmas roses, they also keep coming every year and give out loads of new plantlets which you can plant around everywhere for more interest.

Talkback: Scented plants and memory

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:32

Hi, just like Annee I remember the smell of a flowering Privet hedge from the same era, but another smell which is stronger and has more scent are the huge flowers on my Cordoline which has grown over 12 ft high, the sweet smell drifts over the garden on the breeze and reminds me of playing outdoors during the summer as a child just after the war.


Posted: 10/06/2012 at 10:14

I have the rhizome irises in my garden and they don't mind being moved, in fact they will grow anywhere but prefer a sunny position.  They are one of my favourite plants and never fail to give a great show every spring.  For some reason only the blue ones seem to flourish, the yellow and the white varieties dont like my garden at all.  Anyone know why this is?

Talkback: Top 10 plants for containers

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 10:07
My green tennax phormium has flowered this year. Is it possible to grow more plants from the seeds and how can I do this please. Thanks

Talkback: Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 08:34
I agree, pellets do a good job but not a complete one as they seem to survive in my garden. Crows on the other hand love to search for them and then go on my house roof and bang them on the slates to crack their shells. Between the two it seems to keep slugs down, a bit!

Talkback: Cats and foxes

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 08:07

Ha Ha... reading all your comments makes my day!  Well, here I am again getting my gardes ship shape and getting rid of the weeds, hoeing and planting... and what do I see - that darned ginger tom who has not stepped foot in my garden all winter because it has been wet wet wet.... but now he is back and starting to create havoc as usual.  I have just been to the local supermarket and purchased a large toy water gun, (all else has failed) - not not for my grandchildren they are out of the toy water gun stage now, but for me.  I am going to keep it filled with water and shoot the darned ginger tom with COLD WATER because I know he does not like to get wet.  I shall let you all know if it works.  Love your comments.

Box going bare

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 15:42

Hi everyone, I had two box plants in pots and at first they looked great but eventually they both looked dull and the leaves started yellowing.  I dug them up and planted them in the border in the garden and they have recovered and are now doing well.  The leaves are bright green and new shoots are sprouting.  I really think that box do not like having their roots confined in pot.  What does everyone else think?   Thanks.

Talkback: Growing species tulips

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I have found that tulips give a great show in my garden in the first year and then they diminish in both size and quantity from them on. What am I doing wrong and which variety is best to grow in pots so that they don't all fall over.
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Different colour flowers on one plant

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