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compost-friendly-for-wildlife

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 12:37

Agree completely. After all the professional Council recycling compost makers do not add anything to their heaps. They just keep them watered and turned, every day.

identification-

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 18:02

Sadly the link does not work.

plant-identification

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:11

Arum maculatum if it is the most common native one. Or if it has variegated leaves then possibly Arum italicum.

Lords and Ladies, cuckoo Pint and 50 odd names too!

need-a-similar-but-bigger-plan-to-pinus-mugo-minikin-dwarf-mountain-pine

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 15:30

Certainly Pinus mugo would  not take the sort of hammering a football would give and, the small versions of it a slow growing. That  actually is the whole point of them

Another tough old shrub is Lonicera nitida, in various forms. Ours is kept as a 1 metre high hedge and it needs trimming only once a year.

oxalis

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 08:38

My Flame gun is very satisfying to use on it too!

hurrah-first-discovery-of-the-new-season

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 18:24

Just eaten the first Discovery apple of this season. Superb. Always makes me think of Summer holidays in Minehad, Somerset. We always used to go to a Fruit farm near Taunton and buy local Discovery apples. they were supposed to be for when we got home, but they never lasted that long.

The Katy apples are not ready and they are rather small this year.

daphne-bholua-advice-needed

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:12

Cuttings are very difficult without heat. The suckers ought to grow on. You do need to get them with a reasonable amount of fibrous roots though, rather than just a stem. Dig down to the roots where the sucker is  and expose a length of the main root, say abour 2 inches above and below the sucker. Sever the sucker with some of the main root. It has worked for me. Keep the sucker shaded and well watered until it begins to grow for itself.

is-there-a-variety-of-box-plant-that-is-dwarf-and-doesnt-grow-very-high

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:08

It depends on the quality of the soil in which they are growing I suppose. Though I must admit that 12 inches is really rather small for most shrubs.

pruning

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:06

If the foliage is in good condition, then yes, the plant needs its leaves to feed itself. You could judiciously remove any dead or dying leaves, but do not completely defoliate the plants at this time of year.

can-you-help-me-identify-this-tree-please-

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:04

Certainly a Sorbus. The berries which are edible come from S. edulis. the ones on other types may be edible, but they are often very acidic and medicinal.

 

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Camassia changing colour

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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