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Latest posts by blairs

sunflower seeds problem

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:25

It happens if the seeds are in a bag or propagator with a lid. The roots will try to get back down into the soil but you are best to get a pencil and put the seeling in the right way.

Small red worms

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:50

Google cutworm pupae and see is the 'red worms' are the same as those.

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:44

Was going to say Sorbaria sorbifolia or the pink pagoda Rowan but Sorbaria sorbifolia looks the best fit. It is one of those that has been on my list to buy but never makes it to the till either.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:12

I would go for Sambucus nigra over Acer palmatum dissectum nigra/purpera.

Remove bush in lawn without damaging driveway

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:17

Pretty much what obelixx said. Prune it and they knew what you had growing on your property before they laid their drive, though I doubt s shrubs roots would cause issues.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:23

That is right Dove. Caught-on-e-astor /Cotton Easter is one of those with several correct pronunciations .

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:07

It depends on where you first hear the word or guess what it should be pronounced like. I always assumed Ensete were pronounced on-sett instead of eNn-setti.

Anyone know any good trees that like very wet ground??

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:59

Can you lower parts of the gardens to make drainage ponds and raise it in parts for plants that like good drainage? Trees will only soak up water in spring to early autumn and truly soak it up in high summer so landscaping is the way to go as Willows and the like can only do so much.

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:34

Thanks Jimmy: Wild Cherry is also a rocket tree within the first year or 2 after planting. I gave next door 6 of them that I grew from seed and all at 8ft plus within 3 years of germination, several have flowers on them this year and branching out.

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:30

Your baby "rowan, hazel, crab apple, bird cherry and a silver birch" will not stay babies for long. Rowan can easily get 6-8ft within a year of planting, same with all the others (does bird cherry mean wild cherry?), so do not expect to have tiny whips for long! If you added feed, lots of water and sunshine and they will rocket up.

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