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Beatrice Lee


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What's digging up lawn?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:33

Could well be birds.. they like the chafer grubs that dwell beneath! Will literally peck the turf out like that.

What's gone wrong?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:25

Where abouts in the country are you? They can be fussy plants especially when exposed to too much sun or wind. Make sure the ericaceous compost is mixed with another loamy one or add sand to improve drainage. Maybe try bubble-wrapping the pot in winter too as poly tunnels are not always frost free. Could be a type of verticillum wilt unfortunately in which case if it is your favourite plant then maybe research trying to take cuttings of it.. they do take a while to root though!

Here's a good link: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/prevent-twig-dieback-japanese-maples-22287.html

I'm up in Scotland and just bought an Acer palmatum myself, will have to see how it gets on in the cold (although winter non-existent this year)

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:06

The one at the back looks like a Philadelphus maybe.

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 12:40

Yes this definitely sounds like a plan, my cloches have been pretty battered in the past even from the slightest bit of rain! Appreciate the advice. 

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 16:14

Many thanks all!

 

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:09

So you think something like horty fleece would be better early next year? I'm reluctatnt to use polythene beacause it's not permeable. Really grateful for your knowledge!

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 12:57

If it was my own garden I wouldn't be in such a hurry. But this is a project I am doing for a Horticulture course I am on and our deadline is 21st of June! Which for us gardeners is early! I have chosen plants that will be ready then. It doesn't help that I'm based in Edinburgh! Your advice is much appreciated. 

Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:46

Hello fellow plant people, 

I have been looking for advice on how to use woven landscape fabric or Mapex to protect a plot (2.10x6.3m) over the winter (from now until March-ish). I want to use it to keep the soil warm for early planting and sowing but I've heard good and bad things about it. I am not interested in adding nutrients to the soil so I have disregarded other mulches. The first 2.5m of the plot is covered with a green manure (hungarian grazing rye for those that are interested). That area I intend to grow vegetables on. The remaining will be flowers (the reason I don't want to add further nutrients). I read something recently that says landscape fabric is bad for the soil and its inhabitants. I want a healthy soil but a warm soil. Can anyone offer any advice on the matter? 

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