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A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:31

Hiya mrgreengiant

If you don't mind using a,weedkiller, I would cut off,all the top growth of weeds.....if level you can push a mower over it.  Then wait a week or so for new growth and spray with glyphosate.  Give it 3 weeks and start,digging your ground.....remove perennial roots but turn in....trench and bury....the grass, annual weeds etc face down.  Then level by firming and raking.  Scatter fertilizer, rake it in and plant up few days later.  Simples!  Good luck

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:37

Hiya Fairygirl forgot again.  May be recorded though.  Will check.  Hope you had good day.

Gilly, I have solar lights in my garden.  Just a few....they highlight my grasses, etc. But they are cheapos..small but big on,light.  Chimes?  Too noisy.  Statues?  Yep got a couple of those too.....

I'm going to be stuffed when I peg it and placed amongst my hellebores.  Natural statues are best, dont ??ou think?


Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:28

Hello nikki

Osreospermums really are easy peasy.

Nothing complicated about doing it or timing.  Firstly, look at your main plant...often you see it rooting.  If so, dig it up and replant or pot up.  If you have plenty of shoots you could take some now...pull off side pieces about 3" or so long and pot,up.  If you can add perlite to your compost mix it will be better.  Anytime during the summer but side shoots are best and pulled off rather than cut. But they will root of cut too.  Put in warm sheltered position but no need for polytheme bag

How can I revive a wilting in house hydranger

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:21

Hiya lazy

I replied in a similar way to Paul's other thread

Wilting Hydranger

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:19

Check in the pots....possibly vine weevils.  Hydangeas don't like it indoors anyway.  Best outside.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:16

Hiya everyone.

Been pretty warm down here in most places I think.

Cold last night though and again tonight so temps aren't really what they should be.

Got,another couple of dahlias in and a large salvia leucanthemum.  Often sold as a spring plant but best cut back hard and potted up into large pots and then imto the ground.  Then they will grow to 6' and flower from mid summer to the frosts.  Hardy down here. planted verbena Rigida, geum tangerine dream and some white cosmos.

Cut lawns...supposed to rain tomorrow....


Posted: 26/05/2013 at 19:07

Those ants are prob at the base of the pot.  Pot is,prob bit dry too?  Move pot and spray with Ant killer on ground where it is to stand.

Can you see aphids...blackly....on your bush?  Ants may be "farming" them.  Rub off any aphids you see

Ants though, are on the march again

Can anyone identify?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:54

.....and the best are still the "wisleys" and primrose


Posted: 26/05/2013 at 12:47

Aubretia needs sun and sharp drainage......just as obelixx said.  Wouldn't plant it in a pot though

Small slugs love aubretia flowers too so a few discreet pellets under the foliage will help.


Posted: 26/05/2013 at 09:20

Hiya Fairygirl.  Good day?  Dont usually foliar feed actually.  Been receiving newsletters about tomato growing and takIng advice that way.

Italophile, im aware of needing to keep leaves dry, ESP to keep blight away, and I've always fed soil in the past.  

I generally get good toms but want to achieve large crops this year without Tom diseases so looking into "systems" of growing.

My main reservation about foliar feed is getting it onto tomato fruits so may rethink this

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