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Is this plant safe?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:13

Yew seed is equally as poisonous and you would not eat those. There are plenty of much more poisonous and toxic plants in your garden, especially the phototoxic ones.

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:42

Still seeing loads of Ladybirds, or Ladybugs as my kids like to call them. I also found some Red Lily Beetles in my garden for the first time.

supermarket plants

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:32

I do wonder how much waste supermarkets and the Sheds cause themselves by not looking after their stock, or more probably the stock of nurseries who get a small margin out of it!

You would think that some worker would look after them but there you go.

Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 13:29

I bought them from T&M last year as well: lots of foliage and much larger this year and about to flower for me. Defo perennials.

Ants have invaded a cloud conifer

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 13:01

I would get a trug (or large container) fill that with water and soak the plant for a few hours. That will kills all the ants. I would then add fresh compost to the pot and add some fish bone meal to help the roots re-establish. Keep the pot watered all summer : a saucer underneath the pot will help with this and stop the ants coming back as they do not swim. As the tree is still green it has a good chance of growing back. The brown bits will not grow back.

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.

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