London (change)
Mon 17°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 13°C


Latest posts by addict


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:05

Awww Smokin you're just not appreciated enough. I would love a handyman around to fix things, make good from old etc. Perhaps she was just having a bad day.  

Lavender - how to plant/space out so as to let plants thrive?!

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:41

Put the augustus in the middle of your planters, they will be taller than the Munstead. Plant about a foot and a half apart for a nice thick hedge.

Because of our unpredictable weather I prune twice. Once when flowers finished to about an inch below flower stems, then again in spring around end of March beginning of April depending on weather....didn't this year as weather so appalling! Usually I cut then to new growth appearing at bottom of stems so pretty hard back.

I have a lavender hedge getting on for 12 years old now and still looking good 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:32




Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:29

Best to rotivate heavy clay soils in the winter to let the frost get at it. Once rotavated leave it to the cold to break it up more then just cover in manure/compost etc ready to dig in come the spring. Your back will thank you in the long run 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:21

Dig it up stick it in a pot and see what it turns into. Then if it is bamboo you won't have to wrestle it out of the ground.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 18:18

Went to visit an NGS garden last week and they had an enormous tree that must have been hit by lightning or something. A huge branch had broken half off so instead of removing it they put a big post opposite, leant the broken branch on the top of the post, making a big square arch, and grew Montana up the dead tree and an Akebia up the post. Looked amazing! 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:55
chicky wrote (see)

Addict  - what do you do when you have got them out - ie to get them ready for planting again?  Is my plan of loads of horse muck going to work, or do I need something more??

Yes chicky. Anything and everything to improve the soil. 

Fairygirl I wish you were closer  I would give it a go even if it meant digging to Australia lol. How tall is the stump thats left? Could you grow a short clematis over it? 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:12

Why thank you Verdun  No massive biceps just dogged determination (some would call it obstinacy) and good tools!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:08

You all seem to know far too much about it!!!!!!! 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:05


Discussions started by addict

Salvia UFO

Need info! 
Replies: 7    Views: 483
Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 08:20

Flowering out of season

Always nice when it happens 
Replies: 11    Views: 723
Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 21:36


Bent and need to replace 
Replies: 2    Views: 821
Last Post: 24/08/2013 at 01:15


Not mine  
Replies: 6    Views: 596
Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 22:40


Lots of them! 
Replies: 13    Views: 575
Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 09:03

Black gooseberries

Replies: 12    Views: 838
Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 09:21

Morning Forkers query

How do I get to the end?! 
Replies: 5    Views: 630
Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 15:29

unknown shrub

Replies: 1    Views: 508
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 22:16

Elderflower cordial

Nows the season 
Replies: 10    Views: 789
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 08:09

What to plant

Hide dieback of snowflake foliage 
Replies: 4    Views: 805
Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 21:33

Hello :)

Replies: 42    Views: 2511
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 09:21
11 threads returned