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new-garden-preparation

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 

grass-identification-please

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.

laylandii-hedge-cut-down

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! 

laylandii-hedge-cut-down

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? 

laylandii-hedge-cut-down

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!

help-identifying-this-plant

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:08

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

gardening-clothing

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 12:05

 

suggestion-for-clematis

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 11:59

Thanks WB yes chirrosa. Is this one in a container? You can grow most in a pot...wouldn't try Montana mind... Just make sure it is deep enough. Clematis like a long root run rather than width. I would go for a clematis that repeat flowers. Check out some of these 

http://www.guernsey-clematis.co.uk/cultivar.asp?letter=R

gardening-clothing

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 11:38

LOL MrsGarden you have to post a picture!!!!!!! 

laylandii-hedge-cut-down

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 11:35

Nora if the stumps are too short to rock as verdun suggested try this way.....Dig about a foot back from the stump in a circle. Any roots you hit that are not too big chop with a saw or a good pair of loppers. Keep going round and round doing this until you can just lift the stump out. Then go back to getting each cut root out. I have managed to get huge stumps out this way much to the surprise of many a male customer who had given up lol! 

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