Alina W

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Ants in the compost bin

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 13:12

You can leave it if you like, but it does suggest that the compost bin is too dry.

Best way to get rid of bamboo

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:29

There's no easy way, I'm afraid - just a lot of digging. You can also put weedkiller on new shoots.

However, it might not be as bad as you fear - not all bamboos wander, and some are fairly easy to dig out.

Lawn Feed Suggestions Please

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:13

If you can find it, pelleted chicken manure (in very small pellets, especially for ease of spreading on lawns) works really well.

Phoenix Canariensis help

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:11

It's most likely objecting to dry air in the winter if it's been a heated room. Not sure about the tentacles - they may be roots, which might suggest it's pot bound or dry.


Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:43

I would re-plant them now. As already said, you certainly shouldn't have dried them off. If you didn't let the leaves die back completely before digging them up, you will now have to wait at least two years for flowers, because the bulb won't have been able to form the buds for next year.

They will recover in time, but you now need to be patient and allow them to do so.

red maple

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 15:48

A general feed such as MiracleGro or growmore would be fine.

What to do with lemon plants

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 15:45

I think some kind of closed shelter would be needed - providing that we didn't have a very cold winter and they were well-wrapped, they may be OK in an unheated greenhouse, yes.

pieris forest flame

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 23:09

Have you tried watering it with sequestrene of iron? That might give it a boost.

Problem Swallow nests

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:47

Can you remove the old nests from their sight? That way, you might persuade them to build elsewhere.

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:44

Laurels are very good at shooting from brown wood, so your chances are good if you trim them, and keep trimming them regularly. However, if the bases are very thick, then you will always have less growth at the bottom than the top.

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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