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Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:48

i find raised beds easier on my back anyway! Good luck x

Dealing with garden drainage--clay soil.

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 21:48

Hi. We have raised borders with railway sleepers so the lawn floods but my plants have at least 6" of soil/grit underneath them. around the patio we dug down about 1ft and half and put drainage pipe with the slots. weed membrane and gravel. Finally lawned back over. These pipes either go to gravel filled soak always under the lawn about 6 ft deep or drain onto field behind house. My borders are filled with manure to encourage worms, grit and topsoil so helps to break down the clay 

Ipomoea Nero

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:06

Yep my greenhouse is heated so I'll bring it in, might even bring it into the house as it would make an attractive houseplant for the winter. I do the same with my spider plants they are great for bedding in the summer. 

Ipomoea Nero

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 04:58

Thanks both I will put it in the greenhouse for the winter 

Ipomoea Nero

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 14:31

Ipomoea Nero

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 14:30

hi I just purchased a ipomoea Nero plant from my local What shop. It was on the perennial stand but I know it is from the morning glory family But is it hardy or an annual?


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. 

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