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Latest posts by blairs

Repotting an acer

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:45

From a pot to a pot I see no issues but avoid overpotting.

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:10

Good luck - it sounds like jealous people who will give up in the end.

No one gets through a thick spiky hedge like blackthorn and it grows fairly fast, so I suggest that, it is also a good for wildlife and as a wind filter.

Wood fibre

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:54

I tried Wood fibre compost. My idea was to use it as a mulch but I really did not like it, it felt poor, like really bad compost mixed with wood bits. I added it to the soil instead and I think that is its role - an additive to soils and compost rather than a stand alone product.

Frost damage

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:56

I would cut off the leaves but leave the stalks of frosted leaves. They will eventually turn black and fall off themselves but will be providing some nutrients until they do.

Wisteria to bloom

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 11:07

Good work Invicta! They are precious when they flower.

tatty looking Lavender

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:47

If mine I would shake off most of the soil and add in more gritty soil and bury the bottom few inches in the soil (to rejuvenate it), then mulch the top of the soil with stone (which keep some moisture in but also provides extra heat). Place in the sunniest spot in the garden.

Money tree leaves turning spongy

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 09:44

It could be over watering. Have good is the drainage in the pot?

How to deal with pests

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 15:42

Vine Weevils get squished and Provado for their grubs. Caterpillars go over to next door and Slugs get caught when I get them and squish them. Everything else is pretty much let it be philosophy.

Bonsi Chinese elm problem.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:35

My guess would be lack of water. I was given a Chinese Elm bonsai (one of those cheap ones produced by the million sole in every supermarket) and it looked poorly until I put it in the garden. Doing fine ever since...I put a money plant in the bonsai pot and tray and it is a much better plant for that location.

Frost damage

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:32

How big is the Fatsia? I have seen mature ones survive -18C with just the new leaves fried. What does the new growth look like and can you post a pic?

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