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Take care where you put the mouse traps

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:39

best bet is to put the trap under a piece of guttering, wont stop the frogs, but will stop the birds.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:49

i'm getting married in late June next year, we're hoping for sweet peas (as they are mine and my better half's favourite flower) so we're planting them this autumn and bringing them on in a big pot in the green house, hopefully we'll have enough flowers for next year!

Grow / Greenhouse

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:20

I've found that they are way too flimsy outside, I have mine inside my greenhouse to give it wind protection and it can still blow over on a windy day!

as long as you can secure it well, put heavy stuff at the base and have it in a wind free environment then you should be ok, but once they falls over though they usually break something so they can't be fixed again.

Dahlia pot size

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:46

I put one tuber per 12 inch pot, particularly as there are big dahlias and small dahlias and you prob wont know which you've got till they grow.

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:45

yes now is the best time to lift and divide as they are currently dormant, you can almost treat water lily's as a herbaceous perennial really.

its also going to be unbelievably stinky, and the smell wont wash out of your skin on the first attempt either!

Lavender cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:40

if you nip the tips out of the shoot you may have a better success ratio than otherwise

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 12:43

salvage the growing tips of the rhizomes by cutting them about 6 inches long, make sure they have a growing point and some roots and pot them up then remove the old rhizomes and compost them, the new growing tips might not flower this year but will flower next year.

disappearing daffodils?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 12:36

haven't dug up any, just tried to find the holes if something/someone had dug them up. 

its not squirrels as im in a housing estate with no woodland nearby.

they might have got dry I suppose? but I did water during really dry spells?

i'll just have to wait till next year and see if any pop up, if not i'll buy some more bulbs.

disappearing daffodils?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:08

two years ago I turned my new front garden (which was a boring lawn) into a wildflower meadow, I planted crocus and daffodils under the wildflower meadow to give some early spring colour.

The crocuses have come up great the last two years and the daffs flowered great last spring, but this year nothing, not even leaves in most cases. they were planted at the right depth and they didn't get cut back because the wildflower meadow was growing by that point.

any ideas what's happened? I even checked to make sure that they hadn't been dug up and pinched!

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:47

word of warning - one friend of mine decided to plant an apple orchard in her back garden from trees bought from supermarkets, she bought 10 different labelled varieties of apples. they fruited last year, 8 are gala, the other two are pears!

just be aware that they are supermarkets not garden centres and plant knowledge is sparce on the ground - sadly seeing poinsettias outside just before xmas to seeing orchids outside last week at my local Aldi proves the point!!   

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