London (change)
Today 19°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 9°C

SwissSue


Latest posts by SwissSue

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Thanks Andyplant and fidgebones, I'll have a go in pots first then. Fingers X-d that they survive!

Lawn sand killed my herbs

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:57

I have successfully used aquarium sand, can be bought at large DIY stores with an aquarium section. Also, if you have neighbours with a childrens sand pit, ask for some of that and wash it thoroughly.

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 08:55

Together with lots of bulbs I ordered recently, I also received two Eremurus, an orange and a yellow one. I am wondering if I will have more success of them surviving if I plant them in pots now and keep them in the front porch (where I overwinter all my halfhardy plants, kept at 10°C) until Spring and plant them out then? Would be grateful for any advice/experience (Verdun perhaps?).

show us your garden

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 05:56

Lovely garden Diddy, but boy am I glad it's you that has to water all those pots and not me!

Harvest Mites - nasty little critters

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:08

Maybe if you could cut the weeds down, harvest mites like long grass and weeds. They are less likely to be in the shrubs or trees. My OH gets eaten alive by the little b****rs if he walks in long grass in late summer! They don't seem to like me though!

unidentified plant

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:50

Might be camomile.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31067.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 

Cotoneaster causing concern!

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:31

If it is fireblight and there are any pear trees in your garden or in the vicinity, get rid of the whole plant fast, as it will spread to them!

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 18:20

I've been reading this manure thread with interest and have learnt a lot, but who, pray, is Marty Mower?

Privets that wont grow

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 18:01

Here is your picture right side up, can't help you with the hedge though!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30930.jpg?width=204&height=272&mode=max

 

Plant ID

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 17:53

My "invasive" white one grows between two large trees which take the nourishment from everything else I've tried to grow there, plus the shade, so I'm very happy for them to be there. If they spread too far out, I just give the new seedlings a quick spray of glyphosate with a hand sprayer. The pink ones in another border havn't spread, just two nice big clumps. I love them too.

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

Replies: 15    Views: 501
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 12:57

A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

Replies: 3    Views: 295
Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Replies: 6    Views: 445
Last Post: 03/10/2013 at 06:41

Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 369
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 18:02

Harvesting Parsnips

Replies: 4    Views: 333
Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Replies: 3    Views: 317
Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
Replies: 0    Views: 414
Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 08:21

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Replies: 99    Views: 2855
Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 22:16

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Replies: 6    Views: 548
Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 13:29

Getting rid of slugs

Replies: 4    Views: 625
Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 14:30

Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
Replies: 56    Views: 3903
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 15:20

Ideas for Hanging Baskets

Replies: 35    Views: 5477
Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 22:29

Tower Hamlets

Replies: 5    Views: 436
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 17:09

Overwintering Cannas

Replies: 8    Views: 992
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 11:54

Bitter beetroot

Replies: 2    Views: 921
Last Post: 26/10/2012 at 17:46
15 threads returned