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December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:24

Ditto Daimtiness

I subscribe to,the RHS magazine but looked to get gardeners world mag simply for the calendar.  It looks pretty ordinary...maybe fit for computer will look elsewhere.  

Obviously the creators of gardeners world mag have disregarded our views of last year and produced the same thing again   ( can't believe where this year has gone)


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:18

What's happened to,hello FORKERS?   It's all horses and food! ,ha ha 

Mini me Stacey!  Nice picture.  Should we post mini me pics?  So you are famous then Stacey?  

Been beautiful day today.  Temps poss 13 but felt very warm.    Very cold tonight 

Cut grass, cut back canna stems and tidied up some more.  Daffodils are appearing  so the cleared ground will present them very well now.  


What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 09:08

Hello donnain

Just to recap.   Have your plamts been dying off over the past 18 months?  So dying over summer?  Individual plants or whole areas?  Can you say what you think the leaves look like?  Curling and brown?  Just dropping overnight?  

Over the past few weeks we expect plants to "die off" as they settle down for the winter.  

For me it's not the loss,of leaves now but, as indicated in the original post, it's the loss of leaves over the growing season ?


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 09:02

Why!   That's meeeeeeeee


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

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