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help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:32

Hiya hamza

What green,things?  Insects?  What do they look like?  Are they tiny?  

I can see you are angry about them   But we will get rid of them 

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:28

Tend to agree with you Nut 

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:17

A word of caution.  Those shreddings used  as a mulch will rob the soil of nitrogen as it rots down.  fine for this time of year but in the spring add a balanced fertiliser to it.  Probably a little more than usual.  

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:11

I have a recently acquired buddleia Ivory.   Even that I prune hard back.  Most everything I grow is pinched or cut back when young.  It makes for bushier, better plants later

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:20

Chicky, yes Trehanes are excellent.  My blueberries came from them.  First class.  Please add to "the good guys". 

hanging / trailing plants

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:19

I would plant it with one variety in one colour

The purple surfinias are the best scented of the lot.  If you pinch back at planting to make bushy, feed well and let them grow you will have that planter smothered in flower and scent.

Begonia firecracker is good too.  Unlike those big blousey begonias these will flower all summer long on cascading plants. Get tubers now.  At summer's end keep the tubers for next year. 

Ivy pelargoniums ...all of one colour......will flower impressively with less water needs.  Osteospermums too will do same thing

My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:55

Lots of scope there Tracey....exciting?  

I too love my lawns.  

For me, I would add quality rather than quantity.  Less is more, as they say   Get plants you truly want rather than lots of fillers 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:48

Yep, just prior to plantIng out ....maybe a week before

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:46

The garden can wait Andy...prob better for keeping off it right now.

Enjoy those shows 

blueberry and raspberry plant spacing

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:44

Perzactly Bob.  We Cornish aren't daft y'know 

They won't blow over, retain moisture better, can be netted easier, and, yes, roots are protected better.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

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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Roasting

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

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Love your garden

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grasses

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