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Entries from March 2006

Steep bank problem

March 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Question I have a coastal garden in an elevated position and the bank at the back of my house is tumbling away how can I shore it up?. . Answer Any construction is going to be expensive so we suggest that first you try the traditional method. That is, in the winter, cut some common […]

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Black beetles in my daffodils – Pollen Beetles

March 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Question Every year my double white daffodils are eaten by little black beetles about the size of a pin head. Answer These beetles sound like Pollen Beetles, which can be found from spring until late summer in the flowers of daffodils, sweet peas, runner beans, marrows, roses, dahlias, and shasta daisies. These beetles normally do […]

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Cut flower border for Spring and Summer

March 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Question Please can you suggest a range of plants to provide cut flowers and foliage for spring and summer to create a garden border? Answer Below is our suggested list, what you choose will depend on your soil type. We have suggested quite a lot of foliage and have based our selections on plants that […]

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Carrot root fly prevention

March 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Question Do you have any advice on carrot root fly? Answer Carrot root fly If you grow carrots you will at some stage have problems with carrot root fly. The flies home in on the smell of the carrots and lay their eggs in the young carrots. To prevent this, sow as thinly as possible […]

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Gardening course for new gardeners

March 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Gardening day courses. If you are new to gardening it can all seem a little bit complicated at first, what with all the Latin names and the gardening terminology. GardenAdvice.co.uk have developed a specially designed short one day gardening course to be able to teach you all the basic skills of gardening to get you […]

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Indoor orange tree care

March 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Question How can I look after my indoor lemon tree? Answer Citrus trees or orange and lemon trees make interesting and attractive indoor plants. They provide year-round interest, with fragrant white flowers, followed by small fruits which take 4-6 months to reach full size. The fruits can be picked at any time after ripening, and […]

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Indoor lemon tree care

March 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Question How can I look after my Indoor lemon tree.? Answer Citrus trees or lemon, orange trees make interesting and attractive indoor plants. They provide year-round interest, with fragrant white flowers, followed by small fruits which take 4-6 months to reach full size. The fruits can be picked at any time after ripening, and will […]

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Controlling Earthworms On A Lawn

March 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Though most of the chemicals have now been taken off the market, that one would use for this issue, as well as in effort to contributing to a healthier environment there are other methods to control this situation. For gardeners observing the presence of earthworms in your lawn, here at GardenAdvice we would recommend that […]

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Ground elder problem

March 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Question I have a ground elder problem. I am not having much luck with Round Up, any advice?. Answer You might need 3 or 4 applications. Round Up works inside the plant on the growth regulators and so for a time the weeds, in this case, ground elder, can look more healthy. However, it will […]

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Air plant care

March 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Question How do I care for my new Air plant? Answer Watering Air plants is a little more critical than outdoor plants, because one generally cannot use a hose so the watering has to be more precise. The most common mistake, unintentional though it may be, is to under water them. Misting the plants can […]

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