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Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:08

I have a large (5' x 5') phormium in a pot. It has out grown this pot. Can I divide it into two and get 2 plants from it?


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 20:48

We live in Lincolnshire, so SW greenhouses no good.  I've contacted Hall's and they insist that they will not install Hall's lean-to greenhouses.  I've tried dozens of people but no one wants to know, I'm afraid.

Thanks anyway


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 20:07

I have a rhino but they don't do lean-tos. My daughter has a garage wall next to where we want it and we thought a lean-to would give her more space but take up less room (as we'd need space all round if we had a free standing greenhouse). You've got me thinking now though........


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:49

I want to buy my daughter a Hall's Silverline lean-to greenhouse. No-one who sells them seem to provide an installation service. They look very difficult to erect. Are they more difficult to put up than a free-standing greenhouse? Are there any companies that would provide and erect such a thing? We couldn't possibly install it


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:47

Madness for sure. I shudder at the thought of them. I won't normally kill any creature but I'd happily help to get these little beggars blasted to extinction. I don't know why they were ever invented.


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:21

Oh that's good - thanks for that.


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:19

I had a mole for 6 months in my once beautiful lawn and it ruined a large part of it. I tried various traps - the mole(s) went round them. I tried urine - the moles seemed to like it. I tried smoke things - the moles moved 6 inches away. I tried a water pressure thing down the holes - they LOVED that! This particular mole started digging a new patch of my lawn every morning at 7am. In the end I was so mad, I went out at 7am in my nightclothes with a barbecue skewer and stabbed like crazy all over the lawn (what neighbours?). It never came back. I have read that moles die if they sustain any small injury which leads to bleeding because their blood cannot clot but I don't know if this is true. Maybe I nicked it. Maybe it just thought it had better scarper from the crazy woman. 


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:06

One of my borders is absolutely overrun with mushrooms. I put bought compost on it earlier in the year and I can only think that it had previously grown mushrooms in it (although the mushrooms have not appeared on other borders that had the same compost on). I have already pulled up 6 huge bin bags full of these fungi. Will they disappear when the cold weather comes and will the spores live till next year? If so, how do I get rid of them?

new garden

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:22

My daughter is moving into a new house. I want to help her with her garden and although I am good with plants and garden maintenance, I am not very inspirational about design. At present her garden is a blank rectangle measuring about 42 foot by 30 foot bordered by a fence on 3 sides. It is entirely covered in very weedy short grass (more weeds than grass!) with a huge holly tree in the middle. It is crying out for borders next to the fences but it seems a bit boring just to put straight borders round a square lawn so what shape could I have for the lawn? And how do I make the lawn grass instead of weeds?

climbing rose

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 12:17

I've done all that - trained the shoots sideways etc but they have sent up tall shoots that flower at the top. What do I do now with all the thick heavy leafless, flowerless wood at the bottom 5 foot?

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Can I divide? 
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How to install 
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too many 
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new garden

blank canvas 
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climbing rose

top heavy 
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will they go? 
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Holly tree

too high 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 20:48

What are these?

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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:58

Cold Greenhouse Tip

Keep the frost out! 
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in pots 
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all female 
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Advice needed please

Container plant 
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