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Latest posts by Abby2


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 19:57

I have to admit, my sweet peas have done really well with loads of flowers but they are starting to look quite manky and mildewed now. The greenfly have been in abundance though - my house is now full of them as they were hiding in the flowers I have been cutting!

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 22:27

Wow - you give me a huge amount of hope!!  I have a similar sized garden also on an estate and started it from scratch last year.  Your garden is amazing and I sincerely hope mine looks that good in a few years time


Posted: 29/07/2012 at 22:09

I moved a ceanothus too early on in the year and nearly lost it.  I gave it a dose of Epsom Salts and it is right as rain now - even made a substantial amount of new growth over the last few weeks!  Maybe try that?

Talkback: Feeding plants

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 21:52
Phew, it's not just my garden then! Was starting to get quite worried about the look of some of my plants. Will keep up with the feeding this week then - let's hope there is enough time to get around them all before the rain starts again!

High Boundary

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:09

We have a privacy issue following our neighbours removing a row of conifers.  We have done something similar to Lavender Lady with a mixture of shrubs, small trees and climbers (pyracantha, photinia, laurels, honeysuckle, clematis) which are in a border next to a 6 ft fence with an extra foot of trellis on top.  I like this effect as is a bit more interesting than a hedge and you should have a good screen eventually!  We have also created a trellis screen around the patio which works well because unfortunately we have first floor windows looking down at us so we had no privacy at all in our garden.

Small tree - any ideas please?

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 15:43

I have a Prunus Amanogawa in my small front garden and was initially a bit worried when I saw how tall they can get.  However, I have seen lots of them in front gardens and where they have been kept pruned to a tidy and manageable column shape they look lovely! 

Garden Gallery

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 21:12

Those petunias are amazing!  I recently took this one of my clematis which I have planted through an old rose bush - only my second year of gardening but I well and truly have the bug!!


Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 20:03

I have to say, my tree has performed a miracle since I posted and in the last few weeks has perked up and is now looking amazing!  I have noticed however, that lots of Robinia's are looking a bit sorry for themselves this year.  My friend's 30 yr old tree barely has a leaf on it

Screening help

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 20:45

I have had to deal with a major privacy problem following our neighbours removing an entire row of screening conifers very suddenly and without warning!  We have replaced with a mixture of smaller upright decidous trees (much more attractive than anything evergreen it seems!) and laurels with one conifer for good measure!  We also have a small garden and am planning to keep everything well pruned and upright in order to maximise the space below.

If I'd had the money I would have considered a stilted hedge or pleached trees which would have solved the problem really well.  It is an expensive option but would look neat and leaves you with more space for planting below.

Holes in the leaves of my cherry blossom tree

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:05

Oh no - I've noticed holes in the leaves of my young cherry tree too.  Been out to have a look at the trunk but can't see any oozing or dead patches.  Could there be any other reasons for holes in the leaves?

Discussions started by Abby2

Problem with bamboo leaves going brown

am I underwatering/overwatering or what? Help please!! 
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Last Post: 27/07/2015 at 11:46

Whitebeam problems

Leaves already yellowing and falling :-( 
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Last Post: 27/07/2015 at 23:01

Suitable plant ideas please..

What can I plant in east facing bed under trees? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 10:25

Yellow leaves - help!!

Leaves on my Sorbus tree going yellow - any ideas? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2013 at 22:21

Trellis screen - any idea how much?

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Last Post: 05/05/2013 at 22:27

Remove Robinia Tree?

Should I get rid of this tree now? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 13:00

Talkback: Feeding plants

Phew, it's not just my garden then! Was starting to get quite worried about the look of some of my plants. Will keep up with the feeding t... 
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Last Post: 31/07/2012 at 17:25

Robinia Tree problems...

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Last Post: 03/11/2013 at 08:05

Protecting plants from frost

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