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Latest posts by blairs

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:27

I am finding the comments here at best childish and worst bullying. If you cannot be helpful to the OP then you are best to message each other with mindless comments.

investing in a heated propagator.

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 10:20

I also germinate seeds in those re-useable sandwich bags. Just add compost and perlite and dampen and place on top of the central heating unit. Works for Musa and the like as they need temperature difference to germinate.

Gardening clobber...

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:43

I also have torn but perfectly fitting garden jeans. The holes can let in cold wind though! I also have a battered navy Barbour jacket and green wellies with wood stain on them. I must look like a badly dressed scarecrow to the neighbours

investing in a heated propagator.

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:24

If you have a hot water cupboard then you already have a propagator for many seeds. A propagator is useful when seeds need light to germinate.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:22

Now, from experience.

Unidentified plant!!!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:25

Aeonium. Personally I would cut it back to say 8 inches and try and get it to branch out. The top growth should also reroot.


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:25

There are very early flowering Daffodil varieties which flower at Christmas if it is mild or as late as Feb if cold.

What's best for a thick fast hedge

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:44

Kudzu is a problem in warm parts of the USA. As far as I am aware the UK is too cold for it to be rampant, yet.

Variegated Osmanthus, Privet or Eunonymous comes to mind, esp if in a raised bed. Photonia red robin if planted in the ground would work but I find it too loose to give any privacy.

Realistically I think you are looking at a conifer hedge or Beech. Bare root Beech should be very cheap at this time of year.

Need to replace what I think is box

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:14

It is not Box (I can't remember the name of what it is). Personally I would leave it where it is and hope that spring will help it regrow after a general feed. If you really want rid then I would keep to the yellow colour as it works well already.

Pruning Large Woody Lavender

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 19:12

If there are several growth points on the plants, then bury the Lavender in a large pot/trough. Over the next few months it will form roots and you will have several Lavender plants to try again.

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