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Latest posts by blairs

Garlic oil for rotting houseplant roots

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:50

To control any rot I remove all the rot I can and then spray the area with dilute Hydrogen peroxide. Works for palm tree spear pulling, soft plants and the like.

my japanese garden

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:14

Looks good and I love the house.

Some tips:

I would order the large stones representing the stream to make it look tidier.

The black rope used to tie the bamboo fence together is too thin - the Japanese use a thicker black twine and use a specific knot.

I would remove the bird feeder and bath as they look out of place

I took some pics of a Japanese style garden in Tallinn to give you some pointers:


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:06

Try Abies concolor compacta or/and abies nordmanniana golden spreader.

Community Woodland

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:05

Go out and replant it if it is such an issue. Now is a fine time to transplant them.

First house, first garden, new gardener!! help/advice needed!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 15:09

The tree looks like a Scots pine and will therefore get much taller. As much as I love trees this one is too big to save and will only get larger. Pine is not good for burning as the high resin levels causes it to spit and chock up flues and it dries out too much so burns too quickly.

So many frosts

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 21:00

The difference in temperature is good for many seeds to stratify and germinate, so think positive...and spring is only a few weeks away.

deliberate or not

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:01

Difficult to tell from pic but from what I see I think it is just winter bronzing and will clear up in summer.

Garden edging

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:15

I use a bamboo fence as I have an exotic look. I do think metal edging, esp the hidden ones, look very professional but they cost a lot. Very good for curving lawns.


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:45

You could make them - see here as a quide

Rolling Lawn Aerator

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 10:35

Useless unless you have really soft soil under the lawn (then why do you need to aerate!). A neughbour bought one, filled it with water and it did nothing without really pushing it down into the lawn and then it broke...and that was not a cheap one.

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