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Willow whips living fences, screening, root problems

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 15:31

I have planted some as a screen and intend weaving them. I think im at the same stage i was wondering wether to cut back to main stem, but kind of decided to leave it to next year.  Im happy with it so far Though, i think its going to be good.


Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:13

Dont be put off bamboo, just get the right one for the location, considering the space you have and the height you want. I have 6 different ones, and would like more, but i went to see a specialist grower and looked at them in his garden to choose. I have willow too.  

Potatoes - diff varieties problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:32

OK thanks.  Id be interested in what people find reliable, particularly on heavy soils.  There are so many types available locally its a bit mind boggling.  

Potatoes - diff varieties problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:36

Hi, I had 2 raised beds for potatoes this year - new, nothing been grown there before.  I planted charlotte and desiree at the same time. 

I have to say i did no soil improvement, didnt earth up and didnt water them over the hot dry summer (i am a rubbish gardener i know).  Soil is heavy and rocky. 

the charlottes came out first, were lovely.  Not a big crop but i was very impressed by the smooth unmarked skins. 

Desiree came out later and as and when needed.  They are enormous, but have nasty skins, scab i think,  a lot of slug damage, some have rotted.  Big spuds but practically nothing edible really. 

I am wondering if the difference between these two, is the length of time in the ground?   Or some varieties like my soil better than others?

i intend to get charlotte next year - what would be a better main crop then? 

Aster king george questions

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:57

Looking at pics of this on the internet, does look like its supposed to be upright!  So chopping and staking then.  Ok. 

Aster king george questions

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 18:52

Hmm its not like it grew upwards and then flopped, it grew flat.  I will try a chop definitely.  Everything taller and more delicate like delphiniums are still upright, so its not the conditions.  

Natural pond

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:03

I contacted these guys about my wildlife pond and got some very useful info:

Aster king george questions

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 15:32

Hi, i bought 5 of these earlier this year, they were reccommended for a late summer border.  They have flowered and flowered and are still going.  However, i really dont like its habit.  It is described as a bushy upright perennial, but i have found its quite long stems lie on the ground, making a hole in the middle with flowers round the outside.  Not a good look. 

should i cut all the stems after flowering and maybe this wont happen again, or is it just the habit of the plant?  

I dont think its been affected by weather, it has been like that since planted, and we havent really had any bad weather yet. 

Plum tree identification - purple leaf

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 14:38

The fruit is a large purple plum though, not small, an eating plum definitely.  This is a bit of a mystery as the owner is definitely not the type to go for something unusual or expensive, so i did think it would be easy to find.  

Plum tree identification - purple leaf

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:47

Had a look, but i cant see a purple leaf.  

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