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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:09

Hello Beaus Mum, sorry it must wait for another year. I can see it through a window but am still  recovering from major surgery at the end of June, hopefully i will be able to walk again in 3 months time. Friends tell me how things are doing and my husband dead heads, at least that is what he says he is doing for which I am greatful Prior to my accident the thought of him gardening was not on the cards!

Old and tangled Lilac - what to do?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:38

treehugger80 has given advice  using methods we used in our then garden a few years ago. It worked and as we removed the crossed branches we could see a shape developing and we had a good crop of flowers. Once the tree has flowered it is important to remove the dead flower heads

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:27

Back to the beginning!    I had to move my spindle tree out of season 2 years ago. I kept it well watered , half  a can a day. Eventually most of the leaves dropped, some remained to colour up in the autumn, but it survivied and last year and this is in good shape. I am sure with the care you have given it it will be fine.

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:02

For Mrs G        Did the glyphosate work on the ground elder too?

70ft Garden - making it awesome for least cost!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:54

Lots of good advice above. Another idea is to join your local allotment society there you will find composts and seeds of all sorts, often plants will be available and you will meet some super local gardeners who I'm sure will be able to offer you advice

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:11

I'd certainly want rid if were growing in my garden, Any roots in your garden you could try using glyphosate weed killer,roots in their garden you would have to leave to them I think.I am not sure what it is but wondered if it could be a Russizn Vine. 

I  am sure others will be more savvy! good luck with  clearing it

Pink Climbing Rose, not what I thought it was!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:39

I would agree with Salino, my first impressin New Dawn

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:32

So sorry to hear of your experience Chris.

I would endorse Philippa's comments. Itwould be interesting to  hear of RHS response in due course.


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:06

It seems to be a 'good' year   for mare's tail- mine is creeping nearer and nearer the house! I believe that in Germany? it is gathered into bunches and sold  on market stalls as a pan scourer.

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:44

I'm not growing any at present, but used to water at mid -day. The gentle watering caused the pollen to move and set. It certainly  worked.Another tip is to grow the beans with a few sweet pea plants this should encourage more bees and hoverflys.

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