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Moving trees

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:18

When you replant it, take small length of hose pipe, cut lot of holes in half of it and curl that half around part of the root ball, with the other end just appearing above the surface of the soil; makes the plant that much easier to water, with no wasted water.

I would also use some fish, blood and bonemeal in the planting hole.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:02

Dove, thank you for that link; problem is all the advice says to prune after flowering; but this hebe is in a pretty shady location and I can't really say that I have ever noticed it flowering! It is probably about 10 years old, small leafed and this year has become just too large.

Any further thoughts?

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:55

Murals and specialist paint effects; semi-retired, but still getting some work. I have been very lucky as complete strangers pay me to make a mess all over their walls

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:53

My enemy was the farmer who sprayed weed killer onto his field last year and a small amount drifted into my garden. I spoke about it to him at the time (but nicely!) and this year he waited until it was a very still day and came to speak to me first and nothing seems to have been affected.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:50

Happy bump (see Rosie's news on the other thread)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:49

Rosie, you are WONDERFUL

I would recommend getting cardboard boxes from supermarkets, like wine boxes so the the lids can be taped down. If the plants are in the dark, they won't need so much water; just need to be damp I would think. I would also pack a little scrunched up newspaper around the pots if they are not a tight fit to stop them falling over, plants are sent through the post all the time and usually survive

I will still go down in mid-May as would like to meet some of the people running the plant creche and stay with my old friend. My latest count is about 260 pots, some with more than one plant in.

Again, Rosie; thank you so very, very much.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:49

I have a Hebes on the top of the rock garden and it is getting too big for the situation; can it be pruned perhaps later in the growing season?

Talkback: How to take basal cuttings

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:47

I'm a newcomer to cuttings too; I have found that you really want the cutting to be quite short; less of an effort for the newly developing root system to support and of course initially there won't be any roots at all.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:42

The Norfolk Fens; paradise Miles and miles of sky.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:39

A rainy morning bump; my water butts were nearly empty, so rain is good. I probably won't think the same when I return sodden from taking small mutt out

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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