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Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:13

I have to find another sunny spot - maybe I plant the new Rosmary just in a big pot.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:01

Thanks Dovefromabove,

I will try this and hopefully have another Rosmary bush within the next 2-3 years.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:44

Thank you Verdun,

luckily I've taken some cuttings last autumn and they have well rooted and grown.

Why should I not plant them there?

I thought that is just with roses...

silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:26

Hi Tracey 5,

I have been using loo rolls for years for my sweet peas and peas.

I put them very tight in a seed tray and water them very sparsely.

They are brilliant - when the roots show on the bottom you can plant them in the ground just like they are. They get a bit mouldy sometimes but that doesn't matter.I think you can just do the same with you paper rolls as long as they are thick enough.  Good luck! 



Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 07:46

My 8 year old rosmary looks like dried out, the leaves are getting crumbly and brown and just fall off. I cut one big branch off in the autumn because it was to big and it was fine, some weeks later it started crumbling....

Does anybody know what could be the cause and can I rescue it?



Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:03

I just bought one plant 3 months ago.

It is a Himalayan Honeysuckle, grows very rapidly.

It is quite invasive, so keep an eye on it...

Moving Black currant bush

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 18:45

Hi everyone,

I hope a knowladgable gardener is there somewhere...

I need some advice please about "moving" a currant bush.

Can I dig it out now and plant at another place? Do I have to cut back the roots (like roses)? I would be most grateful for any advice. I don't want to make any mistakes because I don't want to lose the bush. The bush is 3 or 4 years old.


Powdered Seaweed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:35

Hi Ron,

I live at the seaside, so I can collect plenty of seaweed. I always put some in the compost bin and I dig some in the ground.  I suppose you can do the same with your powder... (It's very good for vegetables)

Marguerite (Margaritas)

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 08:46

Hi Sally, they look like little white very fat maggots - up to 1 cm long.

They start wiggeling when come to light. They eat the roots of plants which makes the plants weak. The adult wine veevils lay their eggs preferabley in pots....

Marguerite (Margaritas)

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 08:26

Hi Sally,

you didn't say whether your plant is in a pot. Mine is, and I had a similar problem. Than I looked into the compost - it was full with wine veevil larvae. Either soak the soil with an anti-veevil stuff or take the plant out, clean the roots and plant in fresh compost.(But don't put the old compost in you compost bin)

I haver overwintered mine for several years now wrapped in bubble foil in a sheltered corner. Cut it slightly back in spring and give it a feed with good firtiliser.


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Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

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I have lots and lots of arconites in my flower beds 
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Rosmary bush

rosmary bush is getting brown an crumbly, all the leaves/needles are falling off. 
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Moving Black currant bush

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How can I get rid of ants in my compost bin? 
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