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Latest posts by blairs

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.

Replant my bamboo - or kill and start again?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:41

It sounds like Sasa bamboo, as that is invasive. Fargesia bamboo is much better behaved, so I would use that one instead.


Fern Identity?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:13

It is not a fern, it is a Palm, probably the Parlor Palm, Chamaedora elegans.

Chamaedorea Chamaedorea Chamaedorea


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:02

Fargesia bamboo's tend not to run, so you bought the right ones. They just send out new canes further out every year. You can snap the new growth off with your hands or lawn mower so hardly a problem plant. be a man not a mouse Paul.

I would dig a hole, fill it with garden waste, compost, chicken pellets and the like and then put the Bamboo in it slightly lower than the current soil level, so the Bamboo stays damp and is well fed. It will reward you within a year or so by growing well.

watch out, watch out ……..

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:35

I have been lucky in not having these pests: but the slugs and vine weevils make up for their absence.

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