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Jeruselem artichokes

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:18

I bought them from the grocers and then soaked them in water for a few hours then planted in a pot. When I saw growth I transferred to the ground - they are still there as I do not eat them. They grow tall (1.5-3 metres). Hardy and very easy. They need full sun and reasonably well drained soil. They do flower but think tiny little flower on top of a 2 metre stick.

deliberate or not

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 13:07

It may be very innocent. One side of the garden may be more sheltered than the other (less wind burn), one side may be much drier and the other wetter etc etc. There is also a disease spread that affects conifers. Post a pic of the yellowing and we can advise.

Generally speaking anything spread like a herbicide will kill the plant root up and happen quickly.

Red currant shrub

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:14

I would move it now. Try and take as much root as possible. I always add in lots of feed into the planting hole to help it along. 

The Blackbirds seem to appreciate my Redcurrant fruits!

Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:26

"We have thought about fencing just don't want to hurt her feelings really, it's such a shame but at the same time she should have thought about us."

That is the answer - a new fence.

Should I level my garden?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:09

I would add the shed to the left and level the ground as it will fool the eye that the land is more level than it is. Adding more height to the left makes the garden look top heavy and focus on those houses to the left instead of a internal feature.

Should I level my garden?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:00

I would add trees/shrubs around the fence to add height to disguise the differences in height. Tall plants where the fence is lowest and smaller ones where it is highest. I would also move the shed to the top left hand side to get it out of the way.

Lupins

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:45

I also find Lupins grow so fast in spring/summer that it outgrows any slug damage very quickly. A small amount of slug pellets would help in early spring but only if you want to.

Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:16

I would put up a 6ft fence as well. All plants planted will take years to give a really good privacy belt and a fence will really help.

Identify

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:51

Yip, Celmisia spectablis. Lovely plant that is difficult to find - I have been on the out look for it!

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 11:13

"The point is to scatter thinly around all susceptible plants and not to turn the earth blue."

 

LOL. I have seen people literally cover the top layer of pots with the blue pellets.

 

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