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Trouble Posting

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 13:56

Can you tick the basic editor box?  Then tick save changes Meomye 

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:37

Those dwarf varieties need better soil than their bigger cousins

Trouble Posting

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:19

Meomye, check your settings.  Are you on basic editor or advanced editor. Try the other option and then remember to tick " save changes"

You could also try logging out and re signing in

Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:16

Dawn, whether its a willow or an acer, neither will totally enjoy being in a pot.

if in a pot try adding dried manure with john innes because both of these plants hate drying out

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:14

I echo the suggestion for buddleia BUZZ.  They are half normal size and flower profusely....two I have, Ivory and Magenta, are scented.

elderberry, a combination of Buzz and echinacea make a very attractive summer display.  

Poorly Cosmos

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:09

For me the best cosmos are grown in free draining but good soil.  They are not a plant to water much if at all.

for cosmos not growing well right now I would pinch it back, removing all flower buds and liquid feed with tomato food a couple of times a week

Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:04

Nothng like a bit of ozone blowing through my underpants.....might even hang them on the line 


Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:02

Hot and sunny and breezy.......very pleasant.

anyone growing restios?  Have just one but it is a delightful foliage plant and enjoying the summer so far with good growth.

popped in to see my cousin....recent stroke victim.  He seems fine, sitting in the hot sun in his garden but he confessed to his frustrations at not finding his words or constructing sentences properly.  I hit on an idea whilst there....he has a volume about the stars, planets etc., so I got him to read it.  To connect the written word to a picture of a planet....e.g. saturn and her rings.  He enjoyed it.  Hopefully it will help him...we'll see


Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 11:51

I have a couple of 12' robust metal poles at least 25 years old 40' apart.  Cemented 3' into the ground with a pulley system on each pole.  Robust and as good as new.  bought them from metal merchants and were galvanised.

Meomye, have you a metal merchants locally?  Get their advice but a hole drilled near the top for a pulley.  Another for a fitment to wind the cord when raising and lowering line.

a clothes line is, for me, far better than a rotary thingie....unobtrusive (my poles are painted black and weathered beautifully) 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 09:25

Susan you mock me .......ha ha 

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