Latest posts by Abby2

Remove Robinia Tree?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:00

I did keep mine as it did eventually come back to life properly last year and it looked lovely albeit a few brown patches on the leaves. However, parts of the tree have small leaves developing this year but much of the tree - especially the top branches look completely dead  

I'm going to give it a few more weeks to see what happens but may take it out as is easiest to do it now whilst still a relatively young tree...

Sorry to hear your trees have both been affected too


My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 11:57

Mine didnt spring back to life either after overwintering and then potting up for a month  I've just planted mine in the garden and can see a shoot starting to appear (fingers crossed!)

I want to hide the houses at the end of the garden

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:20

We went for a mixed screen against our fence of Laurel, climbers and deciduous trees for interest. Can recommend Solanum Crispum as is a great, fast growing climber. We're slowly getting a nice dense screen but it will take a while. Looked into pleached option as we are very overlooked by windows and I'm quite desperate for some privacy in our small garden but was a few thousand iirc?

What tree is this?

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:12

I think it might be a Prunus Kanzan as the leaves and flowers look just like mine!

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 12:50

What a good idea! Half my small garden is given over to the kids trampoline  and i just assumed I had to put up with a dead grass patch underneath...

Watching with interest to see if there are any options 

Evergreen climbers

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 18:37

I have an armandii and a solanum both of which have shot up the fence in just a few years. You may need to extend your fence height with trellis though as both these plants grow big very fast!  


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 18:18

Most of my garden comes from Morrisons as ive had to establish both a front and back garden on a very tight budget over the last few years. 

Successes include several Clematis (the more established £5 ones not the little cuttings), an Azalea which flowers like mad every year so far, several Virginia Creepers and a Choysia which was slow to establish but going great guns now!

Failures have been a Camellia which has never flowered and the cheaper Clematis plants (bought loads but only a few have done anything and most destroyed by slugs).

I buy most of my pots, garden products and am planning to get a mini greenhouse from there once weather warm up!




When to prune

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:33

I started today too 

Am just a bit  concerned I went too mad with pruning my solanum crispum which had really outgrown its space!

Lovely to see some sun at last...


Black spot on red robin bush

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:05

my red robin has the same  

most of the leaves appear to be affected and i assumed  it was due to the weather last year. I will try the suggested treatment above - thanks!


Posted: 18/12/2012 at 21:18

You have my sympathies Carney!  We have a very similar problem with our neighbour behind us who is an absolute pain with noise from cars and from his garage!  Due to him cutting some trees down we were also left with no privacy from his side windows and we have gone for Cherry Laurel for fast growing dense screening.  Mine is currently growing in a similar sized gap between my fence and greenhouse but getting big very quickly so I fear greenhouse will have to go - privacy is more important to me and it won't be getting any sun/light soon! I have a pyracantha to add to my screen too but is growing nowhere near as fast as the laurel.  I also have a Solanum Crispum which has grown very quickly and is semi evergreen and is currently supported by a trellis on stilts next to the fence - might be another option?

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