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Browning on conifers

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:02

The second plant might be salvageable. Spray it with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer for 2 weeks and keep the tree watered and fed.


The first plant looks like Thuja - you can remove all the dead brown bits with your fingers but it will take a long time to look good. Thuja does regrow but not on old wood, hence using your fingers to remove the dead parts and not a saw.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:57

Am glad that you went with the water feature as it does work. After reading the above perhaps your neighbour will buy one and then you will just have the sound of running water to relax and not some loud neighbour! Good luck!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:15

A water feature with running water is good at drowning out noise but may have to be quite powerful to drown out a loud voice.

Ginger

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:37

Hee hee - I have got Ginger to sprout and root but that was soaked in water then placed in a zip bag and left on top of the hot water tank. As soon as it was taken out it stopped growing - our weather is just not right for it, even indoors. Right plant right place!

What's this plant please?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:24

Yip, Nandina domestica

Camellias in Scotland

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 13:39

Aberdeen is actually west of Yorkshire, Birmingham is further east than Edinburgh.  Aberdeen does seem to get snow first and deeper than most places in the UK. Anyway, here is coastal Fife Camellias do really well.

Ginger

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 13:36

They really need 30C+ and high humidity. You are better off buying hardier Gingers such as Hedychium Assam Orange etc.

Help

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:12

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decking

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:27
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

All wood rots with time. Pallet wood tends to be very strong and heat treated.

decking

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:53

You can do it - but make sure to hire a sander to get rid of splinters and to make it looks more attractive. I did it and it worked a treat. When it started to show signs of wear I sanded them down again, treated and coved with decking boards (so saved on timber).

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