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Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 06:47

Have to disagree there, Tetley, I have 5 hydrangeas growing very well between/under a hazel and a huge magnolia. Only have to give them water if it's been dry for several days.

Another caterpiller to ID

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:01

What an interesting link, Gardengirl, so much good information!

Folk-lore. Any truth in it?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 07:09

I enjoyed those two stories, Mike and would say, first one folklore, second one (sadly) true!

Shafted

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:27

JPC, have a look on here, there are all sorts of wooden handles

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/280-5558011-6745439?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hoe%20handles&sprefix=hoe+handles%2Caps

Dipladenia and tendrils

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:14

Chris, I cut mine back by about a 3rd when I bring them into the house, then cut right back in March and repot into fresh compost. Don't forget they need quite a bit of light, so put in a bright place, a conservatory would be ideal.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:54

Lyn, so sorry to hear your news. Haven't joined in on this thread, as it's very personal for most of you, but do wish all the poorly ones and their loved ones the very best.

Lyn, this is for you

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Harvested this today.

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:11

Well done, that's a lovely pumpkin, hope you do well at the show.

Leylandii

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:08

We have a very greedy thuja hedge, which is similar to leylandii, surrounding our garden, with a 3 foot border in front of it. Things that are growing well there are japanese anemones, a hardy fuchsia, brunnera, nepeta (catnip), hostas, hydrangea, lavender, daffodils and even some roses. Oh, and a flowering yucca. The roses are not quite as vigorous as they should be and need lots of feeding, but they've been there since we moved in 17 years ago! Everything needs quite a bit of watering with the hose if it gets very dry, but the plants seem quite happy.

Dilemma

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:00

If it was me, I'd confront the owner myself, ask him why he's neglecting his chickens and tell him politely that if doesn't do something about it, I would report it. He may never speak to you again, but what the heck, it's the result that counts.

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The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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