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Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:35

Not many people can do that in the UK as the vast majority of land covenants state that you must not grow vegetables or fruit in front gardens. Growing food in the front garden was seen as incredibly vulgar from the Victorian era until quite recently.

Can anyone tell me what type of plants these are?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:38

1. Pieris japonica

2. Primrose

3. Possibly an Acer but maybe something else.

4. Rose

5. Primrose

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:31

I would feed the roots of the hedge with lots of good general feed and it will repair itself by the end of September. 2metres is not a limit to hedge height. All 2 metres means is the height over which local authorities will take into account in any tall hedge disputes and nothing more.

What is this tree?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:33

Do you have a picture of the leaves?

How to save my Hedges

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:02

As the other Yews look in the prime of health I think the others need a good general feed and consistent water. I think that the other plants are competing for these nutrients and the end result is the weaker Yew's are looking bronzed and thin.

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:59

I have a few, my favourite is the huge Kniphofia northiae. Seems pretty oblivious to the weather.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:38

"Anyone heard of water granules?"

Not suitable over winter.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:53

They are reasonably hardy. I never lift them and they grow all the time. Bit like Tulips, if they like where they are they come back every year, if not they are cheap annuals.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:38

No raised beds are not pots. Pots also tend to freeze their roots which would not happen in the ground.

Tree / shrub id

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:25

Sumac as others have said. Do fine unless you dig around them or move them: then they send up masses of new growth.

Discussions started by blairs

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ID this plant

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Badly explained help!

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Who lives in a microclimate?

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Not GWM getting advertised discount @ Crocus

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