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Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:27

Two years ago I had 2 cubic metres of top soil delivered as was levelling up my garden. Fine sieved soil which has grown lovely flowers, weed free.  This was from Cullompton.  My soil is very sandy and now I am adding cow manure by the load, excellent up to press.

butterfly gladioli

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 15:24

Could anyone tell me when to plant butterfly gladioli so that they flower about 1st week in August

Gladioli Lifting in Devon?

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 14:59

I dont lift mine and I live not far from you. But having said that I think some gladioli live a long time and multipy ,maybe called breeder gladioli, others dont, my best one is a lovely coral coloured one that multiplies. White ones dont seem to last for years . good luck with yours

when to transplant

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 18:54

Many thanks Christopher,  it is a lovely flower and one of the best. I will go to work!

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 15:42

robinson greenhouse 8 x 12 about  £1700 the greenhouse people on offer. If you dont want to have a lot of watering work have a soil base with a path in the middle. We find this easier in our old age. Follow the instructons to the letter for erecting it and give yourself plenty of wind free weather time. It wasnt possible to for my husband to complete it on his own, you need two pairs of hands at the last lap.

when to transplant

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 15:07

Hi there,  I live in devon near the  coast.. I have a 1m high hibiscus that I need to move. It has lived in its place for 3 years and at the moment it is in full bloom.  My dates available for lifting are before 22 nd october or next march onward.  Which date should I choose. Any help appreciated. Val

peach leaf curl

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 16:54

My peach tree is laden with fruit. It is sited on a south wall. Unfortunately I have just had to pick 67 leaves off due to peach leaf curl.  Is it safe to spray with copper fungicide with the fruit on, or has someone got a good alternative.  Help please.

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