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Susan O'Meara


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Rain damaged campanula

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:07

Thank you both. WHEN it stops raining again I will do as you suggest. Thanks again Sue

Rain damaged campanula

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:02

I have several large clumps of campanula and following on from the heavy rain and hail last week the flowers have shrivelled and the plants are flattened.  Should I cut away at the damage (the centres have survived better) or just leave them to recover on their own?  They do look a sorry mess. They were due for a thinning out this autumn anyway.

Primula Victoriana

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:54

Hi Lisa, Yes they are the lace type. I think I will follow you and leave them alone and hope they come back next spring. Thank you.

Primula Victoriana

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 10:03

My newly planted primulas have finished flowering.  I read somewhere that I should now move them to the shade to "rest". Will they overwinter if I pot them and keep cool and should I feed them anytime? I don't want to lose them. Thank you

Puning roots

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:00

Thank you so much Dave and obeli.  I will attend to that right now.

Puning roots

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:54

Last week I extended a flower bed by cutting a large semi circle into the lawn. After removing turf I dug away the tangled mess of grass roots and then started work on the soil.  When I came across the long thin roots from the beech hedge I pulled them up and cut them with the secateurs.  I got carried away with enthusiasm for the project and I am now worried! It wouldn't have mattered in winter but it was a daft thing to do when the old brown leaves are falling and the new buds swelling. I know time will tell if I have done damage but any one else have thoughts about it ?

Lawn weedkiller

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 12:49

Just been reading some customer reviews regarding Resolva Lawn Weedkiller.  Some say it is brilliant and some have had entire lawns killed off.  Some of the reviews were quite old so I wonder if there was a batch problem.  I really need to know as I have loads of weeds, dandelion and clover mainly, but am scared of killing my lawn.  Does anyone know the truth? Thank you

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:05

Brilliant replies, thank you. I will probably go for sharp sand and then soil and compost mix.

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 10:07

I have just removed the top layer of a large corner of my lawn.  The lawn was laid by the builder on rough farm land 36 years ago and he put down some kind of ash.  The lawn has never been "nice" but serves a purpose.  What can I do to help cultivate the soil in my new flower bed?  It is ash type soil with clay underneath and needs help.  I have bags of good quality multipurpose compost which is really for my pots later on but could I use this or should I buy some soil or similar matter?

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 09:37

All responses are impressive,many thanks to all. Will spend some more time on "mother" and see how things go!

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Discussions started by Susan O'Meara

Rain damaged campanula

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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 08:07

Primula Victoriana

Should I move them 
Replies: 2    Views: 444
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 08:54

Puning roots

Did I do wrong? 
Replies: 3    Views: 353
Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 13:00

Lawn weedkiller

Some horror stories versus some successful 
Replies: 7    Views: 2156
Last Post: 22/08/2013 at 10:16

Soil improvement

Replaced lawn with flower bed 
Replies: 10    Views: 1273
Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 12:57

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Replies: 10    Views: 747
Last Post: 15/02/2013 at 09:37

Pelargoniums, overwintering

Should I remove shoots 
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Last Post: 31/01/2013 at 16:14
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