Sue 2

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Tulips and Beans

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:35

Try starting your beans off in pots & when tulips have finished remove some of the soil & mix in some decent compost eg horse manure compost (available from your local garden centre), Then re-plant tulips & put beans in. Then youve still got the tulips for nxt year. Or you could always just re-plant the tulips when the beans have finished in late autumn.

Non flowering Crocuses?

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:24

Try & leave the lawn until the crocus leaves have died down & dont use lawn weed & feed on the area.

hydraneas leaves and stems eaten

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:21

Have you got rabbits getting in your garden? Cant think of anything else that would eat the whole plant. Try surrounding it with chicken wire.

camellias leaves turning yellow

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:18

Your soil is too limey. Camellias like Acid soil although are alot more tolerant than other acid loving plants. Feed them with a special feed for ericacious or acid loving plants. Also save your old tea bags, split them & add the tea leaves to the base of the plant as well. Tea leaves are acidic. You could also give it a top dressing of ericacous compost. Hope this helps

pest control

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:09

Yes thats scale insect. Try soft soap if you dont want to use chemicals. Some chemical are ok to use on fruits if you only use them once or twice. Go & have a look at the chemicals in you local garden centre & have a good read of the labels.

bearded Iris

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 11:05

Probably slugs or snails. Put some grit round them & cut back anything with overhanging leaves that they can drop off onto your iris's or use slug pellets.

Work in Progress

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 16:20

sal3 why not get someone to make you some raised beds for your veg or else you can buy them in garden centres. Veg bags are not deep enough fpr alot of veg. You can also use large pots. Runner & dwarf beans do well in lg pots but will need alot of water.

Love your sculptures Eddie.


Posted: 29/01/2012 at 15:51

If you use a soil test kit take the soil from a few inches down to use. When ur buying plants in ur local garden centre, try asking the staff for advice. Alot of them are probably very knowagable & enthusiastic gardeners. Gardeners World mag & web site is full of good advice.

Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 14:49
Dont feed orchids with baby bio or teabags. Go to a good garden cetre & get proper orchid feed. You get 2 types 1 for encouraging it to flower & another to encourage it to grow. see web site
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