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Hose problems

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 22:44

I haven't used a hose for many years but used to find that a good smear of Vaseline improved matters no end.

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 22:40

I have a small patch of daisies in the lawn which I do forward rolls on when drunk, (a family tradition) and also encourage clover to flower later in the year for the bees.

Sick camellia?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:45

Weather damage to the tender new growth?


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:42

have you tried a plumbers merchant? Various round water tanks are available holding 50 or more gallons at reasonable prices.

Beech hedge disease

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:25

I don't think that there is anything wrong. It looks like the usual freshly opened buds of beech. I'd leave it and see if it hardens up like the rest of the hedge. Beech tends to open late and erratically.

Colour matching

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:20

I do like a Mint Moth.

Bay Tree

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:15

Though I have seen bays growing well in pots, mine hated it, in spite of regular watering and feeding. Since I planted it into the soil, it hasn't looked back.

I also find that cold weather can make them look a bit sad, and they tend to continue looking sad until new growth can replace the damaged leaves.

Blitzing a garden rant

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 09:05

Animal welfare ( Guernsey) ordinance 2012.

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 08:50

I'm with you Peanut, bluebells are not blue, and the only blue flowers I have are light blue forget-me-nots. Take a walk in the woods at this time of year and compare the bluebells to the flowers of green alkanet, which are not only a lovely true blue but look more so compared to the purple bluebells around them.

A very good book on colour and its' uses is 'Colour for adventurous gardeners' by the late Christopher Lloyd.

to quote Christopher Lloyd, 'more then half the flowers described as blue in seed lists plant catalogues are some shade of mauve or purple'...'more than any other colour, blue needs contrast near to it, to prevent it looking dull'.

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 08:31

Tulip 'Menton' which has looked this good for about three weeks now and is set to continue.

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cuttings from wallflowers

Does anyone have experience of taking cuttings from ordinary wallflowers? 
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