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Another Mystery Plant thread

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:44

Looks like an Aloe, maybe variegata which has red flowers 

Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 08:38

The annoying thing about this ad is that it just keeps coming back no matter how many times you click on the cross. I understand that ads are neccessary to help run the site and don't have a problem with that , but I too left the site yesterday because it just became sooooooo irritating 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 17:35

I've treated myself to some alpines, and four beautiful Acers ( have lusted after some for years) that I bought online for a very good price, so I planted them all today, along with seven various perennials that just 'fell' into my trolley in the GC ! Also planted lots of gladioli bulbs and a few herbs to fill up my small herb garden. It  was my birthday earlier this week so thats my excuse for spending too much on plants 

Erecting structure for privacy in thin strip of ground

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:16

Hiya Jem, a photo would be good , you will get more suggestions that way. Tall plants like sweet peas and sunflowers are a good idea , but as they are annuals they will only provide you with privacy for a few months at best. G G's suggestion of a raised bed is an excellent idea. The problem with perennial plants ( ivy, honeysuckle, clematis, etc) is that they take a few years to reach a decent height unless you have a very large wallet and can buy very mature plants. Perhaps a combination of  climing perennials with climbing annuals is the way to go. The annuals will at least give you some privacy until the perennials get established. Or if you can afford it you could always offer to replace your neighbours fence. Hope you find a solution.

Raspberries

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 14:01

I was also worried about mine, there were no signs of life at all until a few days ago when they seemed to burst into life and are now growing rapidly. Can you see any buds on the stems ?

might be usefull for slugs

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 13:56

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 13:53

I planted mine on the 4th of April and the first ones peeped through the soil on the 22nd, yours should be through any day now.

might be usefull for slugs

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 11:20

Have tried this method for the last two days. The first morning it just attracted 2 slugs but this morning was better. The guttering with slug pellets had 6 slugs under it and the one with no pellets had 5. They mostly were attatched to the guttering and so were very easy to remove, I just knocked them off with a stick and into a jar of salty water. Thanks Alan for this useful tip, hopefully my precious plants will survive a bit longer now 

might be usefull for slugs

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:50

That sounds like a good idea. As slugs seem to like dark, moist, cool places it might even work without the slug pellets. I will try one with, and one without, and report back.

 

 

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:44

Planted all mine last weekend, 1st earlies 2nd earlies and mains. The weather was dry and sunny and the soil in my raised beds had warmed up a little. Fingers crossed 

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