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Latest posts by blairs

Ants have invaded a cloud conifer

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 11:51

Is the tree in a pot or in the ground?

Please help identify this mystery plant

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:36

The estate where I live has lots of Cherry Laurel 'Zabeliana': the leaves are less Laurel looking than 'Otto Luyken' and this is what it is in the picture. They look best in sheltered semi shade as they grow light. They grew reasonably fast.

Is my lawn beyond repair

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 14:10

I would give the lawn a vigorous raking and using a garden fork  aerate it as it looks compacted and no feed and weed is going to decompact it though do use it afterwards!

How can I move mature shrubs

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:06

All of them as best moved in late November. They all might sulk for a while. Get as much root as possible and add lots of feed when replanting and keep watered and you will have given them the best start.

Can anyone tell me what type of plants these are?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:39

Ah, Astible. I knew it was unlikely to be a rarish cultivator of Acer but could not quite think what perennial the leaf was.

Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:35

Not many people can do that in the UK as the vast majority of land covenants state that you must not grow vegetables or fruit in front gardens. Growing food in the front garden was seen as incredibly vulgar from the Victorian era until quite recently.

Can anyone tell me what type of plants these are?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:38

1. Pieris japonica

2. Primrose

3. Possibly an Acer but maybe something else.

4. Rose

5. Primrose

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:31

I would feed the roots of the hedge with lots of good general feed and it will repair itself by the end of September. 2metres is not a limit to hedge height. All 2 metres means is the height over which local authorities will take into account in any tall hedge disputes and nothing more.

What is this tree?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:33

Do you have a picture of the leaves?

How to save my Hedges

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:02

As the other Yews look in the prime of health I think the others need a good general feed and consistent water. I think that the other plants are competing for these nutrients and the end result is the weaker Yew's are looking bronzed and thin.

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