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Horticultural grade Coir

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:53

IKEA is possibly the cheapest place to source it. Amazon and ebay sell it but when you add in postage it gets expensive. I used coir last year for tropical seeds and it is light and useful. For hardy and half hardy seeds I would stick with compost mixed with grit and Perlite.

Fern flourished through mild winter.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:14

I meant thread scissors, those small ones with sharp points.

ID this plant

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:40

It is Dracena sanderiana, often used in aquariums and also called ''Lucky bamboo

Fern flourished through mild winter.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:17

I always remove all brown fronds as they can get in the way of emerging ones in early spring. They can also deflect water away from the rhizome. I use an old pair of scissors.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 23:33

As Bookertoo has said Yew takes time to grow large and after removing the Laurel you need to amend the soil to improve and feed it. Lots of top soil, manure and compost.

Het Loo and Versailles use Hornbeam to offset and protect their Buxus parterre.

Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:40

Mine are out all year as they are hardy. Mine are in raised beds, so the ground is well draining. Can you improve drainage before planting?

Ooops! My bad!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:38

I do like Morrison's plants, you sometimes get a real bargain. Am not keen on the rest of the shop.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:36

I would rejuvenate the Laurel hedge, cut it back and then keep it to a tidy shape. they take a prune and provide privacy and windbreaks.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:41

Jack frost is the one to get Forester2 - I have the bog standard one which is dark green and has slightly larger leaves. Apart from the odd Caterpillar nothing touches it.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:52

Brunnera is tough as nails and will enjoy such a situation. Quite cheap as well which helps.

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