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Posted: 05/06/2015 at 19:29

Try a spray Homelovingirl.    again though water is very effective


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 19:27

Blue Ensign is the best pulmomaria Charlie.  After flowering divide the plants for an even better display next year 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 19:24

Well, I do it in spring or autumn....not now.

I pull tubers apart gently making sure I have a stem with each tuber.  I then pot them up. In autumn they will go in pots of dry mpc.  In early spring when growth starts I begin light watering.

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 19:20

Mousey, how are you treating it?  

if you posted pictures they havent shown up.

i grow mine in terracotta pots using john innes compost. I do this for the added weight.....aeoniums get tall and leggy and can blow over if mpc used......and because mpc dry out too much I think.  I tickle in fish blood and bone in spring or liquid feed once a fortnight if I remember to.  

I think they look best with pots plunged in the soil.   Full sun too

Growing Iceberg lettuce

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:12

Oh alrighty then Runny.......  You seem to have it covered pretty well . Never be cross with you 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:10

Ivycecilia, I would water the base of the tree and keep it moist.  Ants dont like it wet

you could try nematodes for ants too.  Safe and effective.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:06

Always a treat to see your pictures and read your comments Marion.  Take care now with those stinging nettles 

Lawn problems

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:03

Hello Ivycecilia, 

simply buy a box of lawn feed, weed and moss killer.  Follow the simple instructions carefully.  You should see quite a difference in a week or two.  Enjoy your lawn 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:59

Dont overthink it hosta.  Follow your instinct.  What could go wrong.  You will certainly regret it if you domt take a chance now.  Like Doc I was stuck in a world I hated....accountancy.  

Met a lady who runs her own thriving little nursery. She was a computer wizard controlling a large staff but she gave it up for a less stressful, more enjoyable life without any regrets.

Whats happening to my conifer - going brown

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:24

No Mattt

just tease, gently pull root ends outwards and downwards if they look like they are growing in circles around the rootball...the rootball is the whole plant in the pot itself.  You want those roots to grow away into the soil when you plant.  When you buy a plant, plunge it (not the top part) in a bucket of water for half an hour or so to really soak it.  Then plant it.  Mix compost into fhe soil when you plant too.  Then water well. Soak it.  Let the water run away.  Soak it again. Do this 3 or 4 times.  Then you can water it again in a few days in the same way.  

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