Alina W

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Witch Hazel

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:57

I agree with nutcutlet - it's a big tree, which means it has a large root system that has been lost, and this is the worst possible time of year to try and move it. Sorry!

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:54

A good idea from Lyn.

I cut down into the ground a few inches beyond the plant with a spade to its full length every few weeks - that means that any new runners are easy to remove if they've managed to escape.

Otherwise, a deep bottomless tub buried level with he ground's surface also works.

Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:36

@ Lulu

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:34

Me too

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:08

And try and train him/her to go in a designated place, away from your plants.

Dog pee will kill bushes, let alone soft plants.

What to do with nerine bulbs just received

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:41

Depends where the original poster lives - nerines don't like frost. If you want to grow them outside, plant in a very sheltered place and put a cover or hefty mulch on them to protect them over winter; clear it off them in spring.

Ivy, holly and cyclamen - everywhere!!!

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:37

I agree with the suggestion not to do much if you've not seen the garden through the year - there are sure to be bulbs and deciduous plants lurking.

Just keep on top of the weeding, especially the ivy as that can become a real thug and strangle things.

what to do about these bulbs that have just arrived in the post

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:32

Yes, they'll be fine.

I still have tulips to plant!

Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:42

If you want to reduce the problem get rid of windfalls the minute you see them. The wasps won't last forever, but they'll very aggressive.

If you wait until nightfall they will be more dopey.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:39

If you want them to flower next year you need to plant fairly large plants now - seeds won't do.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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