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Tree Lily Bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

I bought some a few years back and for about 4ft at most then faded. I think the highly scented smaller varieties (which grow 3ft) are far superior.

Trees are not 4-5 ft tall, a small shrub is, tree is just a marketing term and most of the suppliers have very select pics of them to temp people into buying in to that marketing.

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: Yesterday at 14:58

In Washington DC they use small lawn-fences around trees, plants bulbs like Tulips or bedding like Pansies and mulch with Coir. Am sure you can buy decent looking fences like that for £1 or more for better quality ones.

Tree Lily Bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 13:09

I always thought that tree lilies were a marketing trick? They are just larger varieties of lily that takes years to grow large enough to grow tall enough to be 'tree' like?

Tree suggestions

Posted: Yesterday at 09:34

How about:

Tibetan Cherry Trees give a wonderful reddish bark, cherry flowers in spring and summer and autumn foliage.

Katsura tree - grows slowly, difference looking foliage, golden leaves in autumn and will not damage the tarmac.

A Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar. Just fantastic and slow growing.

Birch and Rowan get too big too quickly. The Maple will not appreciate its shallow roots being underneath tarmac. So I suggest removing as much tarmac as possible.

Box Hedging

Posted: Yesterday at 08:59

Buxus sempervirans. Most garden centres sell it. Gorws slowly and can be pruned to 20cm high.

Ideas for a brickweave driveway

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 18:55

Am a big fan of Elho pots and planters. Amazon sells them:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=node%3D305256011&field-keywords=elho&rh=n%3A305256011%2Ck%3Aelho

I have quite a few of them now and they really add colour.

Ideas for my manky lawn and old car port

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 16:47

I would level the whole thing or at least terrace it with a large patio area over most of the top. If you really want a dog toilet (not pleasant for anyone) then the bottom terrace would be used for that. It is a lot of work but not an insurmountable one and could be done quite quickly.

gladiolus

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 09:11

I leave mine in the ground. I added made sure the soil is free draining and it is in a raised bed, so the soil warms up quickly in spring.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 18:11

Sulphur candles work as you do seem to get less mould. I have tried to burn incense in my GH every few days, just to experiment, and while it is still dampish I see less mould. Wonder if I have stumbled onto something? Not too keen on the smell and it sticks to everything in there.

Sorry looking good heuchea

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:34

Why are there no leaves left on it? Did it dry out or get really frosted? If not then give the stem a tug to check the roots. If it is loose or comes away then check for vine weevil grubs. They do re-root well in spring.

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