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Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:58

Lovely sunny morning.  

All my cannas are now dying down..... They have provided a good display for past 3 months.  Will cut them all down now

Terrible news about the helicopter crash.  No info yet about casualties but looks very bad

Keep warm and safe

Sambucus Nigra - help

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 08:52

Hello holly

Dont worry.  Your sambucus is doing what it should do.  

Its a plant that is better in the ground, in my opinion.  Best pruned every year if it's the best coloured foliage you require.  


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:23

Can recommend the snail gel.  My face is ever sooooooo smooth.  


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 19:33

Hey, FAIRYGIRL where are you.  There's a lack of magic on the forum without you amd your broomstick 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:55

Lily, come on.  You had cake before.  There's not too much left there. 

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:43

But.....DonnainSussex, have ??ou used weedkiller in that can?  From personal  experience I now use SEPARATE cans.  One marked "WEEDKILLER ONLY. I killed all my tomato plants one year yet other plants were unaffected.  

Re houttynia, I find this nigh indestructible.  Waterlogging, snails and vine weevils my opinion.....would not  cause your problems


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:35

You made that David?  That's a mighty big slice missing there   I'll help you out with a small.......large slice please 

Hiya Archie.  Some unpleasant folks about.  If only more of them were caught 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:31

Kev, there really is no mystery about fig growing. . Figs, ESP Brown Turkey, are tough, hardy plants.  Just forget about it now over winter.  Make sure you water it well next growing season

I often think much of gardenIng....whether its veg, fruit, or  made to seem complicated .  Just imagine reading a manual about walking!  It's a simple, logical awareness thing.  It's meant to be enjoyable  I have learned to experiment too realising there are  successful alternative ways of doing things.  

Oops!  I'll get my coat 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:18

Yes please Stacey.   

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:24

Hello Flowering rose

I bet that painful shrub was a berberis! 


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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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