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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:11

Variegated daphniphyllum ( Daphniphyllum himalaense ssp. macropodum)

 

Is it box blight or not ????

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 16:11

A pic of the area would really help.

Dreaded vine weevil

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:54

Is the emerging growth limp or crispy? Crispy makes me think it has had wind damage over vine weevil grub root damage.

north facing veg patch

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:42

My neighbours garden is north facing (mine is south facing) and they get little sun late Oct- early Mar but come June/July there garden can get sun longer than me due to fencing etc.

need a small tree

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:09

Amelanchier is ideal for what you want.

Am a growing fan of Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'. Black trunk and branches with red leaves and pink flowers.

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:33

They do not like over watering or as Dove has mentioned above, the atmosphere to be too dry. An east or north facing bathroom is best for them - not direct sun. They come from rainforest floors, where light is indirect.

What is best around decking

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:21

I think Phormium look great next to decking. Available in greens, reds, yellows, pinks, blacks and everything in between. I have a dozen around my garden.

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:26

Podophyllum, Epimedium, Trillium, Rodgersia, Paris, Brunnera, Pachyphragma, Cyclamen, Helleborus, etc.

Don't be afraid of shade

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Neighbour has trashed our beech hedge!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:14

Most hedges should be 2 metres, which is 6.7 feet or there abouts. As per above they did the hard work for you as it will grow back quickly. if in good sun then it is possible for the new growth to be over 2 metres by autumn.

Heavy Clay Soil

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 11:37

I have 5 broken spades trying to loosen and dig my soil. Just use a fork - not lost one yet, though have bent pronds from trying to lift stones.

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