Susan O'Meara


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Feeding bedding plants already too wet

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 09:09

I made my usual mistake of not using slow release feed when potting and planting my bedding plants. After a lovely dry spell we are now in a very wet one. I would love to feed them all as they are due but my feed is soluble stuff. Is there anything I can use instead that doesn't involve drowning them?l I have my granules which I use for roses and shrubs,would a little bit of this work? Please help.

What is this plant?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 19:33

So do I, just wondered why no flowers. Thank you

What is this plant?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:02

Thanks for naming this nutcutlet. The flowering one across the road doesn't get much sun and my clumps are scattered about in various levels of sun so it's a mystery!! Must have left the flowering gene behind when I split it from Mum. 

Dead patches on lawn

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 21:40

MaisieM- No dog but there are a lot of cats in the area, If you are thinking animal pee would it burn right down to the undersoil?. Thanks for reply.


Dave Humby- No one walks on the grass really but it does seem that there isn't any soil left at all on the patches. Could I try soil and reseeding?

What is this plant?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:49

I have several clumps of this taken from my neighbour's plant in the picture. Mine hasn't flowered at all over several years . What is it and why no flowers please?


Dead patches on lawn

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:27


Please tell me what is causing this and what can be done. Did a feed and weed recently and grass quite green around these patches which have been developing over couple of years.

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

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Feeding bedding plants already too wet

 
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What is this plant?

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Dead patches on lawn

Dry bald patches appearing some small some larger.  
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Rain damaged campanula

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Primula Victoriana

Should I move them 
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Puning roots

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Soil improvement

Replaced lawn with flower bed 
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Is it the end for pelargonium?

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Pelargoniums, overwintering

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