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Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:10

I thought they only pupped when the roots are disturbed. So if you want it to spread, keep digging around their roots. My Mahonia Charity is in deep shade and looks great - in other gardens in full sun they look terrible.

Greenhouses

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:25

No - they are temporary buildings thus do not need planning permission.

Bargains

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 23:33

There is limited space in all shops, so selling cheaply is a good way of getting rid of unwanted stock. Shops know that bargain hunters tend to also buy full price plants at the same time and bargains keep em coming, so it is a win-win for them. End of season in Oct-Dec is a great time for bargains as is buying ahead. winter plants now, spring plants in dec etc.

Onion bulb gone soft

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:40

I planted some shed bought onion sets early this year. I had to shift most of them as I had planted them quickly. It has been on the dry side for me this year. I have noticed that almost all the onions have soft bulbs though all have good leaves.  Is this a result of root disturbance mixed with dry conditions or is this a disease? Space is essential this year so if they need to go then I will lift.

 

Many thanks

Bargains

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:36

I bought 2 6ft Cordyline's with thick trunks for £7.50. One of them is in flower. Excellent buy and they delivered them for free!

Feature plant

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:35

How sunny is the site and is it protected from wind?

Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:14

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47942.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 I highlighted it in the attached. You can get water ingress when the soil level is high and next to the wall like that. It may be nothing but just something I that caught my eye.

Levelling garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:48

A picture would help. Is there a reason why the garden is not level? If there is a natural slope what is that like and would leveling affect any boundaries?

Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:19

Is there a barrier between the extension and the raised area? The harling looks damp and could be a problem with damp. Just something to think about. back garden looks fine for kids to me.

Organic slug control

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 15:03

I have heard, though not tried, that Coffee granules, stop slugs. I do not drink the stuff and feel embarrassed to ask for free discards from Coffee shops without being a customer! Good for plants and the caffeine puts Slugs off. There is a systemic garlic spray that you can use but it is systemic, ie you need to be committed to use it and water and spray it all the time. Fine if you have time but inclination. I use pellets - horrid as they are.

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