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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:26

Hi Hostafan, you in Cornwall?  

eucalyptus tree

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:24

Gerry, go for dogwoods.  They will love it there.  Choose elegantissima for green and white leaves and Aurea for yellow leaves.  Brilliant red stems all winter. 

What can I put in a tub with sunflowers?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:20

Hmm!  you will need to provide supports then Amy.  A weekly dilute feed and regular watering.



Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:16

Could I have a round tuit too please?

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:13

Unless,you have a dedicated wildlife area avoid bluebells.  They are aggressively invasive least for me.  Shock! Horror! cos I know bluebells are so loved 

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:07

I would apply combined feed, weed amd moss killer now on both lawns.  In a week or so I would reseed bare patches.  Don't apply further weedkiller or moss killer then for couple of months or so.  Then I would use a liquid nitrogen feed in August

Keep watered...not waterlogged.....and cut once a week if you can.  The mower is prob the best treatment for a good lawn....cutting often and with high blades

oh! Don't dig out will simply make a mess.  A lawn weed spot killer spray is ideal

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:00

The wet most likely Karen.

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:55

Winter wet is probably the reason for the demise of your plants Kay.

here I don't lose dianthus .....old plants are replaced regularly that's all.  Sunshine. Good drainage.  Lime in the soil.  Mine flowering too Matt. I grow them also for their blue foliage as much as their flowers 


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:49

Had some rain this morning but very little.  Now clearing and looking bright.  I think sunshine is likely later

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:32

I would go for herbaceous and evergreen perennials.  They grow quickly, can easily be moved and provide colour cheaply.  Hemerocallis, phlox, penstemons, etc., and dahlias too for impact this summer.  Or, grasses?  

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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