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Latest posts by SwissSue

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.


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!


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.

Moans about GW

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 12:15

Why don't you all send your comments/requests to the BBC directly? If enough people complain they might have a think about it!


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

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Overwintering Cannas

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