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Latest posts by blairs

Woodchip mulching

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:06

The only real difference between fresh and older woodship is colour. Fresh stays bright white/yellow for almost a year or more then goes grey like the older bits.

IF fresh woodship reduces Nitrogen then the solution is to add more with a liquid feed: and it is not going to use it up, it will release it again when it decomposes, so win-win.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:03

Some websites like the Independent are full of ads and on this PC I get a lot of over 65 things like retirement, older people dating, international dating etc. I blame being into gardening and looking on gardening site, for the record I am half of 65.

Leifuk - it sounds more like malware on your PC than this website showing those sorts of ads. You should check your anti-virus and malware detector to check.

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:52

I thought your mum was a dad for a long time until she specifically said she was a she in an answer!

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:45

I do not see any adverts at all. Ads tend to be based on your browsing history, so if something distasteful comes up it tends to be based on something that you have looked up.

I suggest clearing your history and cookies.

very fast growing shrubs!?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:29

You can buy 6ft bamboo from the likes of B&Q and Homebase relatively cheaply and they give instant privacy. Fargesia bamboo are the best to go for.

So dispiriting

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:13

I would never plant plug plants straight out. You should always keep them in a greenhouse or the like so they are big and strong before planting out as they are just baby plants. So do buy more plug plants but plant them on for a few months before putting them in their final position.

dead Bamboo's?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:40

Are the leaves green still? I would think 'expecting too much too soon' is closer to the mark. I would keep them well watered until they perk up. Bamboo does sulk for some time after being split.


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:45

Why pots and not in the ground Beanyjeany?
I have a dozen differeny types of Hosta - trying some giants this year - Empress Wu and Big Daddy.

Favourite "Weed"

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:22

I would have to look up most of those weeds Dove!

Lady's Mantle comes to mind as a useful 'weed'

Bind weed is actually quite attractive...but better not in a garden!

Weeds that I have kept in my garden (as in self sown) are Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula), Holly, several Birch and Pine trees,  teasals, Foxglove and some others.

I get rid of Couch grass, clover, creeping clover and buttercup, bittercress, chickweed and Horsetail and etc etc.

My azalea has gone bananas

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 09:48

Azalea actually prefer full sun to part shade and flower best in full sun. Rhododendron are the same. You find them at the edges of woodland where they get as much sun as possible, not deep shade!

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