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Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:00

Im back,and thank you again im cogitating,  (herd that word the other day Kate explained what it meant ) which way for Kate to go as she is doing it, not easy these Astibes are they ,,Many thanks everybody for your help

Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:50

Right then into a half shady/sunny spot in the garden ,our soil is very well drained here so i,ll need to hold the damp in the soil now How do i do that ,I Know Dont buy Astibes but that dont help so Dove you probably have similar soil have you got any wet liking plants ,what do i put into its new home please to keep it damp, Please dont say water you lot i know that  actualy if i get this right we just might get another as they really are a bute of a plant and i read ok for splitting next year,,Many thanks so far really really good advise from everybody ,even up in bony Scotland good luck all and today the sun still trying to get out last night was just what the garden wanted

Cheers all Alan 

Pot or not

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:48

Hi all, local car boot today,Kate spotted a plant called Astilbe,a nice looking 20 inch high and  well formed plant and a pinky colour, Question can i put it into a 12"wide by 18" deep terracotta pot or has it got go into the open soil,damp well drained partial shade is what it wants im told so im ok with that part but cant find any advice on to pot or not   any advise would be good,

Mulching lawn mower

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:45

High, KT53 is right, we purchased a Qualcast, Brigs and Stratton self propelled petrol mower for £199 from Homebase ,I searched everywhere and looked at loads of mowers and I was very surprised to find such a good mower for that price,it has the choice of mulching as KT says a simple plug in adapter which works very well, easy pull start and very simple to use,so far no probs at all.

Alan.

I D Please

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 12:03

Hi Salino, many thanks iv now traced it and yes ,a Greek wild Olive Kotinus or Cotinus , it seems i have a Smoke bush,Now to try and get it into good shape

Many thanks for that nice one, from sunnnnnnnnnnnnny Norfolk 

Plant

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:54

Hi  have a look at these ,the burning bush is similar  http://kieferlandscaping.com/index.php?main_page=pa ge&id=269 

I D Please

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:43

Sorry the item in question is the red  one not the others

I D Please

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:41

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46167.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 Morning all this is a tree /bush thats in need of id and help i inherited it,gave it a tiny trim as it looked dead and now its at least trying for me ,sorry about the rubbish mob/cam pics,any help will be good ,avagooden Alan 

ID please

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:50

Fleurisa many thanks for that ,iv followed the name to the net and yes  its Phacelia ,i remembered i collected it because it was just covered with bees ,now i find its also a green manure ,just the job cheers  

black bamboo

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 13:21

High JanS i have 2 lots of bamboo one non invasive and one im going to eradicate one way or another ,i inherited it with the house and is now trying to go next door ,iv cut it to ground level and am going to Glyphosate it ,in a pot yes ,garden no 

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