Adam Osbourne

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Alliums with Agapanthus?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 12:39

Thanks for your suggestions.

For the time being I will plant some annual cover.

I never realised the extent of the root system for the agapanthus!

Alliums with Agapanthus?

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 16:10

I have some allium 'Purple Sensation' which finished flowering about a month ago now.

I ma looking for a plant or plants that will take up the space during summer when the alliums have died off.

i do have a number of agapanthus given to me this year. Would these be ok to plant inbetween the alliums. I would like to be certain the alliums or agapanthus would not be constricted in any way.

Alternatively do you have any other perennial plant suggestions to plant with the alliums.

Thanks in advance.

Tree Identification

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:44

The tree is on a public grass verge. Possibly someone may have planted as an ornamental tree?

The tree does not flower, From memory the leave do colour in autumn before dropping.

I can see where a lime may be as possibility, but the leaves appear more elongated.

Tree Identification

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:18

I have admired a tree on my drive home for a number of years now. I would like to obtain one for my garden.

It is deciduous, and quite compact. It does not appear to grow too tall.

I had through it may be a small horse-chestnut, but the leaves appear much later.

I have taken a some photos of the tree and leaves.

If anyone can identify, it would be appreciated.





Worms In Lawn

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:07 provides alot of information, including technical, on the product. Hope this helps.

Holes in the soil around my rose

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:04

Thanks for the replies.

Today the holes have disappeared. But then that has occured before, and they return.

The actual size of the holes are no more than 1.5 cm wide, so quite small in diameter. When I get a hole next time, I will post a picture. I thought it may be some kind on insects burrowing down to the roots. The stems are turning brown now.

There is no bird feeder nearby. No rats to my knowledge. The area is close to a number of trees..

Worms In Lawn

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:08

As an update. Andy, thanks for the suggestion on Cast Clear. It was a search to get hold of, but just over two weeks ago, the problem is resolved.

I was also told by the local Borough council who I ran into on an gardening open day to feed witha fertilizer and then leave cuttings on the lawn for about four mowings. I have not tried this as Cast Clear has solved the problem.

Holes in the soil around my rose

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:03


I have an Iceberg climbing rose.

It was purchased earlier in the year and about two months ago it started to shoot. All looked fine and as it shoud be.

Last week, it started to look like it was dying. The leaves were starting to drop off, and the stems appear black. I used some Bayer Rose spray, but that did not help.

On closer inspection, there are some holes around the base on the rose, going into the ground. The best way I can describe it is that someone has poked a 12 inch hole into the soil.

My assumption is that something may be burrowing and eating the rose? But I am not sure.

No other plants h=nearby are affected.

Can anythinh help with some guidance.

Thank you in advance.

Worms In Lawn

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 14:31

Thank you Dovefromabove for your reply.

Sorry for not thanking earlier. Unfortunately I have been away unexpectedly with no internet access.

I have brushed the worm casts away, raked and also used a scarifier. My mower has five height settings and I use the second highest, so I hope that would be ok.

I have also since contacted a local company that specialises in lawn maintenance. They have said they have never seen anything in over 20 years that is as bad as mine and could appreciate my concern. I guess you have to see it to believe how bad it is. They have made the same recommendations as you and also suggested trying some fertiliser. So thanks you for your advice on this. Fingers crossed.

Worms In Lawn

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:26

Everyone has told me that worms in lawns are a good thing. Unfortunately for me it seems to be a problem. I seem to have so  many that nearly 50% of the lawn appears to be dirt areas where the worms have been and left their mark.

This has been the case for two years now and appears in about half of my lawn (which is mostly in the sun).

The lawn is newely laid turk two years ago.

I would post a photo so you could see. It has always looked very bad. As mentioned before, neatly 50% represents dirt mounds.

I cut the grass yesterday and the dirt was considerable from the top of the grass when mowing from where the worms have been.

Any advice or comments would be welcome.


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Tree Identification

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