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Blueberry plant from Sainsburys

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:16
Don't count your chickens........................

Has it got a friend? Keep it permanently damp/wet in acid/ericaceous compost. Birds love blueberries.

slugs

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:13
Cut any you find in half with a pair of scissors. A trip round the garden with a torch at night will be very productive.

Eco-friendly; no poisons involved; wildlife friendly; cheap; effective; quick; permanent; satisfying!

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:35
My OH and I have cut down on the number of beds we originally planned because of our advancing ages.

Perhaps you could discard a few of your plants and grass over a few of the beds.

Lovely though a well-tended garden is, your health is more important.

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:45
Give us a close-up photo of the leaves and we'll be able to tell you what it is.

When do potatoes flower?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:16
They will flower when they are ready. Not all potatoes flower. Maybe you misunderstand why you are earthing up. It is not to stop the plant flowering.

It is to make sure the developing potatoes are covered up and to warm up the soil, because the sun shines on the sloping sides.

When you think they might be ready, dig gently around in the soil with your hand and see if you find potatoes of usable size. You can gently pick those off the roots and cover up the rest to go on growing.

grass paths

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:07
Get rid of grass paths. Yes, they look really nice at first, but you are beginning to find out their snags.

If used a lot they will get muddy. They harbour slugs and snails. They get full of weeds. The edges look untidy. I'm sure as time goes on you will discover more problems with them.

Have you thought of stepping stone paths?

Is my Japanese maple dying?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:32
I don't quite understand, you describe a plant that's dying and then you say it looks fine apart from this.

Is it well or is it ill?

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 00:01
It was a man who overtook me going down a notoriously dangerous hill this morning and crossed a pair of solid white lines.

For all his impatience I drew up beside him at a roundabout 8 miles further on so he didn't gain much in his white delivery van!

sedge in lawns

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:47
Poor drainage and poor fertility.

anemone de caen

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:25
I cut them and bring them into the house. They last in a vase quite a long time.

The corms I planted last year have been flowering since February and show no sign of stopping yet.

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