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Latest posts by blairs

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!

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:41

Vine Weevil grubs like damp soil and plastic pots dry out less quickly that porous terracotta pots - so more probably survive in plastic pots. So I think you have a valid observation Flora.

Online plant ordering

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:44

"Some other companies don't seem to water plants before boxing, this seems to be half the issue"

That is to save on courier charges...but they can come unstuck if the courier takes days to deliver it!

Online plant ordering

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:31

I am a big fan of  as I have always had quality plants and on the odd occasion they did not have my plant I got a better, more expensive, version substituted instead.

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:01

I only have terracotta pots and I have certainly had them. The provado water in Vine Weevil killer works well.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:28

It looks like it either has died back because of frost or lack of water. Indoors it keeps growing but you can make it go dormant by reducing water. Frost damage can take a while to see. I would cut it back to where you have a solid stem. If should come back from the roots in a warm area and with water. Always use warm water - I use luke warm water to water every plant, even outside!

Neighbours Conifer

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 21:48

"I'd dig as deep a trench as I could just within my garden and if any roots happen to get chopped then that would be unfortunate."

If you do that and the tree falls down, it will fall down in the direction of the trimmed roots and you will be liable for all repairs and replacing the tree and criminal charges.

Leave the tree alone and move on, you are fussing on nothing - there must be other things you can do to occupy your time other than a tree in a neighbours garden.

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