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Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 20:27

@treehugger - me too. I bought 2 cherry and 1 apple and ended up with 2 apple trees ('oh my cherry tree has apples'!) and one Quince from Asda trees.  I wanted height at the time and the trees seemed good value but not what I wanted.

I bought 2 'Prunus Cerasifera Princess' trees from Aldi last year for £5 and I absolutely love them and think that they are a bargain, so you can win, sometimes.

I'll say nothing on how badly supermarkets look after their plants.

my japanese garden

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:05

I was being helpful denise - suck it up if you think otherwise.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:02

I got some bargain bareroot Kniphofia from Aldi last year...but they grew into Lupins. Must have been in the wrong bangs and packaging 

Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:31

Never thought of this. I have seen carrots and parsnip tops trying to grow in a compost heap but they do not develop. I will try this as I like spring onion, so thank you!

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.

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