Alina W

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:09

Frank, do you think you could keep your showers up there? I got drenched coming home at lunchtime.

And now, of course, the sun is shining...


Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:06

You really need to move it away from the heater.

If you can't, you can try sitting it, in its base, on a large tray of damp pebbles.

Digging up Spotted Laurel

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:04

They won't re-grow from any bits of roots left, if that's what you mean. A lot of their roots are near-surface, but they do spread quite far - if they are really large you might find it hard work.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:01

It depends which herbs they are - some are much hardier than others. Rosemary is of Mediterranean origin, so not that tough, especially not in a pot with no real root protection.

What to do!!

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:20

You really need to introduce curves into your garden, shaping he lawn into something other than a rectangle. Then you could probably benefit from a few "focal points" in the form of trees or large shrubs; once you have these, you can design around them.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 12:14

I'd agree with figrat - try and get some cuttings going, they do root easily. It doesn't sound like your plant is very healthy at all.

Help! Tens of Tree Saplings all over lawn - how to kill?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:58

Can you post a photo? These sound like suckers from a tree rather than individual saplings, and you need to sort out where they are coming from. If you trim suckers, as you have been doing, they just grow more strongly than ever.

Cherry Blossom

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:54

I wouldn't necessarily expect pruning to rejuvenate a tree of that age and size - they are normally left to grow unhindered. The growth to one side will probably be because of wind direction or shadow from other trees.

I would try giving it a good feed and clearing any undergrowth from around it to see what effect that has.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 10:01

I thought I'd answered - oh, well.

Mike, you don't get rid of me that easily

Grajean, glad that you finally made it, and Piggin too.

Cherry Tree Ants

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 09:58

Don't prune now, as cherries bleed profusely. You should wait until summer, when growth has matured.

This year, take steps to prevent the ants farming aphids again, and remove aphids when you see them. One method is a broad strip of vaseline near the base of the tree to stop ants climbiing it.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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