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Posted: 04/09/2015 at 16:27

Just spray with water JAMES. 

red spider likes hot dry conditions.......when you experience these conditions soray with a hose and remember to get hose inside the conifer

i learned this the hard conifer esp, picea Albertiana is prone to mites and I was fast losing mine.  Regular spraying was fhe answer.

i really wouldnt use an insecticide....sorry Gertie.....esp if they are of decent size.  Not necessary and a risk to your lungs.

possibly a little late now but if we do get a dry warm session get out your hosepipe

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:58

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 23:23

Almost like dancing hogweed?   But quite right 


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 20:04

GWRS tomato feed is good for most everything .....ideal for flower and fruit. 

Often though loads of green growth is at the expense of flowers......lots of water/rain can cause that in my opinion.


Today's trip

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:59

have good holiday artjak 

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:55


Talkback: 10 cosmos to grow

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:53

Cosmos from seed is so easy.  And cheap too Tim.  

Remember to label though....use a decent permanent marker pen.  And grow them in groups of at least 3 of a kind.  Pinching out 3 or 4 times will produce strong, sturdy bushy plants.  Plant them out when plants are of really good size in mid spring.  

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:48

Oh sorry Lucid.  Not ideal then for you to heel too much.  Any family or friends?  Pay kids?  

Anyway,,it all sounds excellent to me.  Remember though garden design is better done slow.  Take your time.  Enjoy the process too 

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:43

Ok, expressed my view.   We  need to decide individually what we do about slugs in our own gardens.  

this year in most years....I have grown hostas and the rest without noticeable slug/snail damage.  Even my kniphofias are thriving now.......didnt expect them to attract these critters so caught cold (new to kniphofias in my garden) 

in a wildlife garden slugs are beneficial.......    Only to feed natural predators.   

make your choice folks.........slugs or no slugs?    

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:32

So, levelling and seeding and then you will dig out masses of soil?  Where will soil go?    

Flowerbeds can be constructed fact it is better as you can cut out the lawn to shape your beds.  

Heeling at least 3 times is important as far as I'm concerned to avoid sinkage later 

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