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Posted: 31/05/2016 at 23:18

My husband said the house looks like the triffids have invaded as I grow loads from seed. I start them in the house on windowsills in every room. I forget about sweet peas all the time and find them growing up the blinds! By the way my real name is Emma x

Leaf problems

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 23:15

Try Nemasys fruit and veg nematodes they kill thrips and other mining insects.  used it last year and it worked brilliant also stopped a leaf cutter who was dismantling my gooseberries and roses! 

How to get rid of black fly

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 23:09

We have a large cherry tree that is also covered with black fly. It is too tall to spray I can only reach the lower branches, which I have used a vegetable safe insecticide spray on. Does anybody have any other ideas? 

Please Recommend a Liquid Slug Killer

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 22:57

I use Nemaslug. It is safe for pets and wildlife. The nematodes come in a packet you add them to watering can and water the ground around your plants. The nematodes then keep infecting your slugs. The slug buries itself underground and dies so you don't find dead slugs everywhere for dogs to eat. the nematodes then multiply and find new slugs to kill. It says that it lasts around 6 weeks but I find it works all summer if you follow the instructions properly. I have used it for a few years now and finding that I have less slugs in the garden each year. i also find it has an impact on snails too as I find lots of empty shells. 

Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:40

Hi Des lovely to hear from you a year later. We have been under water for most of the winter too, my lawn is ruined. My dear hubby had to knock holes in the stone wall to let the water out. 

You could try digging in manure and fine gravel into your garden to improve the drainage a bit more. It's good that you have worms they will love a bit of manure too!

Filling raised beds

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 14:22

Good luck Andy in this weather! 

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:18

We have had some monsters too this year!  I let them seed where they are then see what germinates and move them in the spring when I am doing my daffodil deadheading. I find they transfer better then as the ground is warming and the frosts are not as hard. Never had much luck with growing them from seed they either shrivel  or go mouldy

Hollyhock

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:10

I remove brown leaves and spray every 2 weeks with rose fungal/ black spot spray . They are never pretty at the base so always planted at the back of the border. I dont think this can help the problem as air circulation is worse at the back of the border but it's the best I have come up with. The rust has not spread to my roses so I think it must be a different fungus

miniture roses

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:25

We used loads of mini roses for table centres at our wedding last July.  Afterwards we planted a lot in the garden they have all come up this year much stronger than last year. They take a while to acclimatise but yours should be ok outside. 

Pond not going swimmingly...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:01

They work a bit but you will still need some circulation. Try not to put the bucket in full sun, the algae will thrive on lots of light. 

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