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Peace Lily

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 15:54

any idea what soil/compost peace lilies prefer. I have had mine 5 years and suddenly after flowering loads this spring it is looking a bit sick. the centre seems to have died and it has left me with 5 smaller plants around the outside of the pot. I am going to split it and replant in fresh compost but dont know what sort of soil they like

shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 15:49

many thanks obelixx

Grass seeding steep bank

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:58

I have planted Burnet instead of grass on my banking as the grass and mud kept getting washed away. It has strong root system so holds together banks to help stop soil erosion. It attracts butterflies and bees and the leaves are edibile. It also looks quite pretty with its dark pink/ burgundy flowers. I put mesh on my bank to try to hold some compost.

shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:52

Hi Blairs.Thanks for the plant ideas yes the slugs and snails had a party for a few days, I have now ordered nemaslug to try to tackle th eproblem as slug pellets were costing me a bomb!

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 09:43

Thanks  Dovefromabove it is not willowherb the leaves are bigger and the flowers are tight to top of plant

shade loving plants

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 22:11

thanks Rob the website is great lots of good hot colours for me

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 22:30

sorry dovefromabove it is not this one. the flowwers are growing tight to the top of the plant amongst the top leaves with look like balsam leaves.. goood try though. i will try to load a picture tomorrow

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 21:49

I have an unknown plants is my garden which look similar to himalayan balsam but the flowers are not on stalks like i see by my local river. The are small greenish pink close to the top of leaf stalk in clusters.. Any ideas???

shade loving plants

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:30

I am making new west facing border that gets very little sun due to high fence and our house. I want make a bright "hot colour" border with red, oranges, yellows etc. Also we get quite cold winters being up on a windy hill so the plants need to be hardy. Trees cant be more than 10ft high when mature.The soil is well draining I have dug it over and added horse manure and compost, Any ideas

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:21

The euro football was on BBC and ITV at the same time the other night. I decided to sit in my garden in the rain. It was far lovelier getting wet than watching sport. Why cant they make football more interesting and put 2 balls on the pitch! With all this sport on this summer I will be outside. Maybe we should cancel our TV licences until GW is back on!!!

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poorly nectarine tree

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any idea what it is

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shade loving plants

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