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Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:46

It is just a variegated Dracaena: so same as the non variegated one. It could be overwatering or it could be too much sun after being in shade for a long time.

ID seedling

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:08

Terrible shaky pics I know. Sown last year, took time to come up. Stayed evergreen all winter and continued to grow over winter. At least half hardy. Any ideas what these are?


Gunnera manicata

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:13

Dig it up now in and place in a large trug - easy to keep damp and to move.. You want to avoid moving it when it is fully awoken and growing.

Tiny flies

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:58

The sound like bog flies: putting them outside or in a GH will help. If you have to keep in the house then keep the soil dryish and use fly spray.

Plastic Shed Base

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:25

I would place it on top of concrete paving slabs to give a firm and level foundation. You will need it level to get all the sides in place correctly.

Laying turf

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:23

Certainly call him as it sounds odd to me. I can't see why he would go to the expenses and hassle of laying any sort of fabric underneath turf as it is totally redundant thing to do and as you say potentially going to kill the turf.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:53

Rosemary cuttings root in water. At this time of year they should root within a week or 2 and you will make up for your loss quickly.

Boundary Ideas.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:14

A row of Eucalyptus would be 20ft in less than 7 years and are evergreen and very cheap to buy....

Design ideas for a very small garden

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:41

I actually think tiny gardens can be the best gardens as you utilise each cm of space. I would create a few outdoor sitting areas to capitalise on light and then plant accordingly with some large specimen plants. How about some large hardy palms, Phormium and Schefflera?

Replan for my North facing garden

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:04

Skimmia japonica will do well and if you have a few of them they flowers have lots of red berries all winter!

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