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Posted: 26/02/2012 at 13:37

I was led to believe that to overwinter Cosmos Chocamocha you treated them like Dahlia's? I recently potted up last years corm and on inspection today found the corm had rotted. A new corm that I bought this year and potted up at the same time is growing well. Should I have treated it as my Canna Lily and kept it in slightly damp soil in a frost free place over winter? The Canna Lily is now growing strongly.

New site - bugs

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 16:01

Hi are the scrapbook cuttings still being imported as tried to import the How to take Dogwood Cuttings article into my scrapbook and it won't?

Wood Mice

Posted: 30/12/2011 at 13:03

Thanks for that, as you say it depends on our outlook, think we will just go with the flow at the moment and see what happens to the population over the next few months, as the older we get the more precious any life becomes.

Wood Mice

Posted: 29/12/2011 at 14:59

I don't know much about Wood Mice other than they are very cute!! We stared off with what seemed like a couple and a mystery hole that kept appearing in one of the shrub borders. We would fill it in and a couple of days later it was there again, we now know it is the entrance to a Wood Mouse tunnel. Since the start of the colder weather we have been feeding the birds on the ground as well as feeders and the other day we spotted at least six Wood Mice tucking in to the feed, this we do not mind but it has crossed our mind that they could become a pest, as in breed rapidly and start digging under the plants in the borders - does anyone know anything about the habits of the Wood Mouse?     


Posted: 09/12/2011 at 14:01

not an expert but you don't say what the seedling are? I kept some hardy perennial seedling overwinter (last year) in a cold frame lined with polystyrene and covered in an old carpet. They did survive.  I have grown some Hollyhocks from seed and I am overwintering them in a frost free porch.  Hope this helps a little.


Posted: 09/12/2011 at 13:34

I have four varities of Astrantias that all flower beautifly during the summer but by mid August their leaves have started to develop black spots and then the leaves turn yellow and die off totally leaving a large space in the border, Has anyone ideas as to why this happens and is there anything I can do to prevent it? Any help appreciated

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Wood Mice

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