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Alina W

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Leylandii Hedge - mixed colours?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 16:40

I have seen a mature golden and green hedge locally - it seems to be doing fine.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 10:31

Bright and sunny here in N Yorks. The ground is actually starting to drain at last, but there is still a lot of standing water in fields.

No flowers on my Kniphofia rooperi

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:49

Probably the poor weather. The plants like a rich soil, and nutrients will have been washed away by the incessant rain, so they may have been hungry. Also, they like the ground well drained - some hope this year!

Garlic in modules

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:44

Treat them like you would a flower bulb - make sure that they are thoroughly damp when planted, and after that only water if they appear dry. You shouldn't have to do much watering as the rain should take care of it for you, but the pots (provided that they are raised from the ground) should drain better than your beds.

fruit trees frost

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:13

No, they should be fine in that volume of earth.

Pruned Chili Plant

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:03

No, it shouldn't need food now, and you don't want to encourage it to grow more now as it'll go lanky.

There's also no need to prune it back in spring unless it is leggy - not everything needs pruning, you know!

Talkback: Ash tree dieback

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 22:07

Unfortunately, with an airborne fungus, it was always a matter of time. All that we can hope is that some trees are resistant.

Talkback: Collecting autumn leaves

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 22:49

Or use an old sheet, like we do, and blow the leaves onto it with a leaf blower

tree disease

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 12:03

No rowan (and sorbus) are mountain ash, and so not affected.

overgrown rockery

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 11:04

There's no point in weedkilling now, because plants, including grass, are about to slow down for the winter and won't take up the weedkiller. Wait until at least March next year, when you will have to take up your bulbs - not ideal when they are in flower, but possible.

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