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Fern flourished through mild winter.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:17

I always remove all brown fronds as they can get in the way of emerging ones in early spring. They can also deflect water away from the rhizome. I use an old pair of scissors.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 23:33

As Bookertoo has said Yew takes time to grow large and after removing the Laurel you need to amend the soil to improve and feed it. Lots of top soil, manure and compost.

Het Loo and Versailles use Hornbeam to offset and protect their Buxus parterre.

Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:40

Mine are out all year as they are hardy. Mine are in raised beds, so the ground is well draining. Can you improve drainage before planting?

Ooops! My bad!

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:38

I do like Morrison's plants, you sometimes get a real bargain. Am not keen on the rest of the shop.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:36

I would rejuvenate the Laurel hedge, cut it back and then keep it to a tidy shape. they take a prune and provide privacy and windbreaks.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:41

Jack frost is the one to get Forester2 - I have the bog standard one which is dark green and has slightly larger leaves. Apart from the odd Caterpillar nothing touches it.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:52

Brunnera is tough as nails and will enjoy such a situation. Quite cheap as well which helps.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:13

Yip Dracena. Propagation - cut off the top part and you should get a few new crowns forming from that stem and root the other part in water. Simple.

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:16

^^^that is what I though - lambs tongue.

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:57
Andrew Ridsdale wrote (see)

thanks for your comments. 

i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size?

what about the fruit trees?

 

thank you

For grandiflora I would not over pot - so go up a pot size when it needs it.

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