Alina W

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Basics first

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 12:31

Topsoil can never be too deep, no. More of an issue is what's underneath it - you could have a pan of compacted rubble which would prevent drainage.

Tulip Buds dying

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 12:27

Yes, I agree. Tulips do need water when growing, and have to be watered when in tubs if there isn't enough rainfall.

Talkback: Removing weeds

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 22:31

Glyphosate is inactivated on contact with the soil, and does not affect it in any way.

I would point out that Elizabeth was not advocating killing the weeds she mentioned, but living with them.

Clematis for Breakfast

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 21:05

It could be earwigs - they are partial to clematis flowers.

You can't eradicate them, but you can catch them in newspaper-stuffed pots inverted on a cane close to the plants. Earwigs will take shelter in these pots during the day and can be disposed of.

garden is just grass!!!!

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 15:44

You can also add gypsum to improve matters. This is sold commercially as "clay breaker", but found much more cheaply in a builders' yard as gypsum (plaster).

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:57

Overcast here at the moment, but seems to be brightening up - I might get those plants planted yet. Still very chilly, though - feels more like March than May.

what should i do

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:56

Nothing stupid about the question at all.

I would plant as a single plug (unless they fall apart) and thin them later.

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:31

I'd leave it until after flowering, although I'm not sure how much difference it makes. No need to do anything special with the cut, just leave it as it is.

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 22:57

Provided that you have at least three or four left, it should be OK.

Pruning a Broom

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 22:26

You can prune broom straight after flowering, but only cut back the flowered stems by half. You're right, they don't like hard pruning.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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