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Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 19:34

Guys, that's great, thank you, particularly for the video Edd. Thanks!

Advice on moving hops

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:12

Hi. I need to move 2 hops plants due to the fence they used to grow up being no longer. I don't want to lose them but have no choice but to move them. Any advice would be much appreciated!

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:51

Thanks guys. Berghill, these ones are Saxifraga Touran Deep Rose. Addict, I shall inspect my soil the second it stops raining!

 

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:49

Hi. For the last 7 years I've put in saxifragas both in my old rockery and in pots on the patio. I've tried any number of different watering regimens but they all die within a year or two bar one clump which has lasted several years but its foliage is now turning the dreaded dry brown. It's such a lovely flower I don't want to not have it in my garden! Can anyone help?

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:27

Thanks guys. I seem to be getting the pests but not their predators. Like you skyrunner I've had lily beetles on my fritillaries (beautiful little things actually). My spindle tree is smothered in blackfly but not a ladybird in sight. I'm trying to resist resorting to chemicals but it's not easy for people like me who like a quick solution!

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 11:37

Each stem has one very black insect on it that looks (vaguely) like a housefly. Does anyone know what these are and if they'll harm the plant?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:39

I had them take over a large pot last year. Everything in it was dying because of the huge air chambers they dig beneath the soil. Like Verdun, I flooded them out with a hose and I had no more issues with them there. We'll see what happens this year! I understand what nightgarden is saying but they are destructive - they'd already laid waste to my rockery!

 

Crocus mowing

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:54

Ok. Thank you very much guys. I think I'll go for a halfway house - maybe leave them 2 or 3 weeks, see what the foliage looks like and then mow them.

Crocus mowing

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 19:01

Can I mow an area of lawn with crocuses in yet (they've pretty much finished flowering) or will it harm the plants? Does anyone know when/if it's ok to mow an area like this? Many thanks.

Duckweed and pond weed

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 00:32

I'm starting to get duckweed and pond weed in my pond. I tried chemicals but ended up in a big cycle of endlessly having to add one thing after another without ever really getting rid of them. I tried ducks but the pond was too small really and they caused too much damage to the marginal plants. I then tried fish - they ate it very reliably but also devoured any invertebrate or amphibian life until a heron, in turn, ate them. Anyone have any suggestions please?

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Advice on moving hops

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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 19:34

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

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Last Post: 14/08/2013 at 21:24

Large black insects on my Solomon's Seal

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Last Post: 28/05/2013 at 23:27

Crocus mowing

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Last Post: 01/04/2013 at 09:54

Duckweed and pond weed

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Last Post: 07/10/2012 at 13:11
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