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Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:15

Looks great. I would not have added membrane as I causes more problems with drainage (not good for Yucca variegata etc) than it solves. Dirt also accumulates on top of the membrane and that allows weeds to grow. So next time I would avoid the time and expense of membrane.

 

I like the little lawn but my practical side wonders how you are going to cut it - scissors? (I am known to edge using scissors btw!)

What's eating my magnolia?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

It is caterpillar damage. Time of year for them.

Brown leaves on box plant

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:21

If it is under watering, which relooking at the pic is likely, then the leaves will regreen over time, so do not cut off.

Brown leaves on box plant

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:34

One of mine has done the same. I upped the water and feed...but it did not work. I took it out the pot and a lot of root has rotted. Instead of being dry the water was not draining as the crock covering the pot had acted like a plug.

So it is worth taking it out the pot and checking the roots.

Advice please!!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:24

I would plant a Fargesia bamboo. It does not run. Eucalyptus gets large very quickly. Unless you want a 40ft tree in 10-15 years I suggest bamboo.

ID's if possible please =+)

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:41

The moss is a sign of to much watering. I would the roots from the pots, wash all the soil off and remove any dead roots and put anything healthy in the ground and see what grows. It looks to me that the perennials and what is growing are 2 different things Pic 2 esp, I can see 2 plants there. If it is mint then remove that - the roots will be different.

Phyllostachys Aurea

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:32

Make sure the pot is not top heavy. Picking up a fallen pot in the middle of a storm is not fun, especially not after the 10th time. When it falls it damages the top growth and can damage the roots. I find troughs work best...and in the ground better. I would not bother in the ground if you want to move it next year.

I put a golden bamboo in the ground earlier this year, added lots of chicken pellets and bone meal and it has doubled in size, with lots of strong 6ft tall canes.

two hedges

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:43

Yes you can move them as long as you keep them watered. Buxus/Box take an age to get to 1 metre.

Cuttings

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:33

I'm with the cut off a non-flowering branch and stick that cutting in water group. Should root within a few weeks.

Privacy

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 12:46

Portuguese Laurel is a great privacy shrub. Grows quite fast, evergreen. easily pruned and takes shade and sun.

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