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Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:41

Morning Amateur  veg grower.

as soon as germinating takes place and whilst plants are small water with nematodes.  Then cover with fleece.  The former controls carrot fly larvae.  The latter prevents the adult flies from laying their eggs.  This breaks the cycle.  

Not sure about bleach Phillip 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:37

Hydrangeas have re-appealed to me over past few years.  I appreciate them much more now....WHEN THEY ARE GROWN WELL.   Too many look thirsty, hungry and incorrectly pruned.  Given the right comditions hydrangeas are superb 

Librarians Garden,if you can provide reasonable moisture and enrich the soil hydrangeas are worth considering.  Consider the Paniculata types....called PG's by some.  They cope better in drier soils and in sun.  Their pruning is simple.....cut down or half way in autumn/spring and they will grow away fast and flower from mid summer onwards.  Limelight is lovely.  Kyushu is smaller but more delicate

 

witch hazel dilemma

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:29

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:29

HAVE A FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY NUT 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:27

Hello forkers 

took spike to beach at 6 30.  Warm. No wind. Big moon.  Light and bright. Peaceful 

forecast is good for a good while yet including weekend.  

Salvia Waverley ....just a small plant.....looking superb.  Will move to plant with a purple shrub, maybe berberis, cotinus or heuchera

 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 23:14

Check out a new compact mahonia,,Soft Caress,  Librarians Garden. Evergreen, soft architectural foliage and delightful yellow in autumn.  Underplant with Berry Smoothie heuchera for an eyecatching evergreen display

Focus point advice needed

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 22:58

Snap...almost.....Dove

phormium Sundowner for me there.  Wonderful overalll colour iimpression of red but subtle colour stripes of orsnge and grey on a purple/red leaf.  Vigorous too...upright and tall., complements thst barrel perfectly Have a go Nick.  Check it out 

heathers

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:30

No not really Tina. 

you can dig old heathers up ....with full rootball intact.....and replant several inches deeper.  Cover with a mixture of soil and compost.  However, I would not bother.  I would remove and plant something else Tina 

Evergreen climber - white flowers - partial shade

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:13

Louise, not much sunshine there then.  Sure that's all?,

witch hazel dilemma

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:10

I would remove the whole thing and replant with another witch hazel although not in exactly the same spot.

none of your options is ideal.  All are a compromise

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