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Latest posts by blairs

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.

Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:54

It will not provide any screening from the first frosts till spring but yes it is something that I grow and the huge jungle leaves provide childish delight. Easy to look after - next to a pond is perfect. Crown needs to be dry in winter but cutting off a few leaves to cover it is all you need to do.

New member seeks re-turfing advice.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:48

Agree with Edd - it actually is not that bad. I have clay under my lawn and it is hard as nails most of the year. I fork over my lawn to aerate it, add in sand to the holes. Later I cut the crass and seed any patches. By end of summer your lawn should be fine Kenny999.

conflicting answers

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 10:58

My large Agave Americana variegata immediately burst the 2 neighbours balls that came over the fence last summer. No more balls have come over.

I also have a large driveway (shared) that a lot of other neighbours use to turn. Very annoying, esp in winter as the headlights can blare in even from a distance.

Rowan Tree Die Back

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 14:13

It may be root die back. Rowan have shallow roots and on heavy soil they suffer from dry summers and wet winters. Given this winters very heavy rains it sounds like the roots may have rotted and tat has caused extremities of branches to dieback.

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