Latest posts by Sunnydayz

A BEE thing.

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 18:22

Fabulous little garden, it is indeed an oasis for insects. Just on the bee front, I've mentioned on another thread, check out the Bee conservation trust website, very interesting and they do charts and info on a regular basis on what to look for.

Enjoy the weather ... and all you insect friends

clematis in pot drainage problem

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 18:13

Can I just ask ... did you put any broken crocks over the drainage hole to stop it getting clogged up with compost. Sorry if you have done this already, but just checking.

Insect ID

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 18:10

Absolutely : lucky you!

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:14

GG48 I like it .... you've got style!!!!

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 17:03

Hi hardy geraniums are always good value for money, get the lower forms rather than the taller and sometimes leggy G.psilostemon.

The idea of planting bulbs in autumn is great. maybe some daffodils and tulips choose your colours depending on the successive plants. And what about interspersing with some asters, again lower forms for colour later in the season.....?

All these are tough as old boots and will give a more continued flowering period, as PaulaH's would as well, which is good for the bees etc.



pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:37

Wow, it's fabulous, what an absolute delight.


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:32

Also the fungus for black spot can over winter in the soil, so plant hygiene is very important in these cases.

With the weather we've had being v wet last year and long dark winter this (light levels affect roses as well as us!) fungal problems have been at their worst. But Busy-Lizzie is absolutely right by watering at the base, removing infected leaves etc.

There are also treatments for around the base of the rose, amillatox-obviously very watered down (1:50 I think but not sure on that) was mentioned by a very reputable and well known rose grower, but the jury is still out whether it really has any real effect,I dont' do it myself as I try to be as organic as poss. Maybe clearing some of the soil around the plant at the end of the season and giving it a really deep, good organic mulch would help ... well it won't do any harm anyway.

Don't despair, can be so frustrating, even roses that are less susceptible have had some problems just recently. Hope you can still enjoy them .

worst job in garden

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:21

Verdun you're so right about the lawn, once it's done you can have chaos to some degree in the borders but somehow still looks good.

I hate doing anything in the cold and wet! hands get sooo cold, End up having woolly gloves inside gardening ones. Last winter went on for ever, but as it's my job I couldn't just wait for brighter days. So .... I'm loving the weather right now, think I must be solar powered!

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:57

Snap! PaulaH

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:56

Hi Notaclue, Just for a little more info, what's your soil like? What's the hedge? and is there much soil depth? Finally (it's like 20 questions this, sorry!) what's it's aspect? south facing? north facing???

Just to help with some suggestions

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