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Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:40

Mine are out all year as they are hardy. Mine are in raised beds, so the ground is well draining. Can you improve drainage before planting?

Ooops! My bad!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:38

I do like Morrison's plants, you sometimes get a real bargain. Am not keen on the rest of the shop.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:36

I would rejuvenate the Laurel hedge, cut it back and then keep it to a tidy shape. they take a prune and provide privacy and windbreaks.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:41

Jack frost is the one to get Forester2 - I have the bog standard one which is dark green and has slightly larger leaves. Apart from the odd Caterpillar nothing touches it.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:52

Brunnera is tough as nails and will enjoy such a situation. Quite cheap as well which helps.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:13

Yip Dracena. Propagation - cut off the top part and you should get a few new crowns forming from that stem and root the other part in water. Simple.

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:16

^^^that is what I though - lambs tongue.

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:57
Andrew Ridsdale wrote (see)

thanks for your comments. 

i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size?

what about the fruit trees?

 

thank you

For grandiflora I would not over pot - so go up a pot size when it needs it.

Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:54

It will not provide any screening from the first frosts till spring but yes it is something that I grow and the huge jungle leaves provide childish delight. Easy to look after - next to a pond is perfect. Crown needs to be dry in winter but cutting off a few leaves to cover it is all you need to do.

New member seeks re-turfing advice.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:48

Agree with Edd - it actually is not that bad. I have clay under my lawn and it is hard as nails most of the year. I fork over my lawn to aerate it, add in sand to the holes. Later I cut the crass and seed any patches. By end of summer your lawn should be fine Kenny999.

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