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Susan O'Meara


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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!

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:38

And me too Verdun!

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:51

Thank you Lyn and Cottage Garden Fairy. Will do both suggestions and bin the old plant.

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:22

Currently overwintering on a cool window sill, one of my pelargoniums looks "different". It has been "mother" to several cuttings over 3 years but there are no green stems now, only woody ones. The leaves keep on coming but are tiny. I pinch these off but no sign ofany new green stems.  Is it time to throw it away?

Pelargoniums, overwintering

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:04

I brought in 4 pelagoniums for the winter. They are in pots on a cool window sill and kept dry. When the flowers ended I cut back to 4inches and although they have been very keen to shoot I have been taking off most shoots and small flower buds. Am I doing the right thing? I will be taking cuttings soon.

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 13:35

Hello! I am new to GW. Today I lifted 6 dahlia tubers from my pots. They were bought as small bedding plants in May and I am amazed at the size of the tubers. I have washed them and will dry and store.  What I want to ask is am I wasting my time as the plants flowered first time then made loads of buds which didn't open. I suspect Thrips or some virus. Will this affect the tubers and the health of the plants next year? They look marvellous so I hope not.

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Discussions started by Susan O'Meara

Lawn weedkiller

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

Soil improvement

Replaced lawn with flower bed 
Replies: 10    Views: 624
Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 12:57

Is it the end for pelargonium?

Replies: 10    Views: 498
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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