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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:20

Aster,,don't short change yourself.  if it says suitable for nematodes then ok but too small a rose and you will waste your money.  Do it right from fhe start 

Plant suggestions

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:19

Actea Brunette Liz 

Beautiful dark purple/black sculptured foliage not attacked by pests, tall to about 4' then 5 to 6' scented spires of white flowers from July.  No support needed and superb.  

Not keen on bamboo.  

Get some whites in front of the actea......hellebore perhaps.

Pieris In Trouble

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:14

Hello BEL, not really but clearly not in the dormant season.  epsom salts are totally safe, gentle and a tonic to all plants.  So from now 

Cosmos Seedlings Dying

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:11

Apart from the first...too early..sowing my cosmos are growing well.  

Cool is good but this spring is definitely colder at night so keeping them drier works well for me. and no feeding apart from what is in fresh compost when potting on 

Runner Beans

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:07

Ha ha Pansy.   Thought of you yesterday . Hope you are well 

My beans are up..

trying to tread the "modest" path 

cold gh but maybe a tad warmer down here..  But I think the way seeds are planted does help 

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 13:21

Interesting Andy.  I guess she should know

I found slugs to be problem with tender salvias ......not snails.     

It looks as if snails and slugs have different "tastebuds" 

Grass on the drive

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 12:11

Have fun Wessex 


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 12:10

Aster, go to nematodes pages online and you will see rose size recommended.  Alternatively, type in "rose for nematodes" .  

You will need coarsest available.  


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 11:57

Ha that Zenjeff .  Now I know what to look for 


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 11:44

SG the temp required is soil temp so up and down air temps wont make any difference.  Use them asap 

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