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Attacking pampas

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 14:21

HI i got the RHS    

  • Pampas grass grows well on a range of soil types but thrives in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
  • After time the tussocks can become very large and congested with old, dead foliage.
  • Cutting back and combing regularly in late winter or spring should minimise the dead foliage and keep the tussock compact.
  • Because of its sharp leaf margins pampas grass was commonly burnt in its native habitat to control its spread, but in the garden burning can be dangerous not only for the gardener but because pampas grass is a favourite place for hedgehogs to hibernate.
  • Pests and diseases do not trouble Cortaderia selloana

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:21

AH NOW THEN the seller said he had an olive in the garden and this is the only one looking like this, so maybe a big pot and see wot happens then thats good advise folks many thanks for that, iv never heard of irfanview Bob looks worth having ,and the weather ere has gone miserable and the heatings just got switched up a bit,roast chicken and a bottle obeer  for dinner, many thanks, Alan

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:49

cheers matey uploading might be great now but phone camera begins with cra- but it was leaning out of the window ill get Kate to do a better one and this tree is only 2 feet from the footings,cheers

Container drainage

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:46

There u go Dove i knew that Obilexx was on the hooch, buys it by the truck load ill bet 

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:38

this is my first pic upload ,this tree is to be re-positioned for patio etc but i dont know wotitis if u can id it i can do the job properly OR Kate can that is  it looks quite a delicate tree and is only about 2 and a half feet tall but quite a nice pale eucalyptusy colour,cheers alan

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38116.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

 

test only

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:01
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38102.jpg?width=350

 

 this is not me  its my first try  

Container drainage

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:54

Hi Logan, i have looked at how aluminium effects plants,i think u need to look yourself as the info says it can effect root growth,however the amounts needed seem to be obscure,i went to (effects of aluminium on plants) to me it looks a no,no,however we know its used on acid soils as a colouration for some plants, id use polystyrene myself broken into bits ,it works perfectly in pots or troughs and is used in packaging everywhere, hope this helps, 

Hedge cutting

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:20

Oi recon the answer lies in the soil 

Hedge cutting

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 10:13

RSPB  /www.rspb.org.uk/advice/gardening/planting/hedges/the_law.aspx

We recommend that cutting hedges and trees is avoided between March and August as this is the main breeding season for nesting birds.

wonder if the mild weather might start them earlier this year as there all getting frisky round erein Norfolk, yesterday there were 6 sparrows and blackbirds staking claim to a tree we were just going to  removing to plant a new apple,,back to the drawing board for that one then   

Can I plant bougainvillea in my front south facing garden?

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:35

i had passion flower in the midlands it broke out the pot went down the fence 30 feet and was stunning the fruit was sweet and the kids passing going to school loved to pick them, they are one tough plant i used to trim it with a saw im growing it again lovely plant.

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