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Latest posts by blairs

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:28

I got no flowers this year at all this year. Lots last.

Could anyone please tell me what this plant is called?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:40

Solomon's seal. Hardy as anything and best outside.

Fig Tree in Dire Need of Help

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:24

If you do the fingernail test is there any part of the Fig trunk that is green?

Small tree ideas for screening (with pictures!)

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:01

The problem is , none of those trees provide evergreen screening,only spring through to autumn. You are in the house more in winter so will look out at the garden more, so still need privacy. I suggest Photinia as an alternative. A row of them will look good.

golden crest

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:59

I guess you mean the conifer? They dislike winds and dry soil. A sheltered damp spot in full sun and they grow fast. A windy site then they tend to brown and die in winter.

jersey plants

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:34

I will never use them again after all the plants I bought from them died fairly quickly after delivery (which were all bashed). The customer care could not have cared less and told me that they have no guarantee of plants after initial delivery. So they can can go whistle. I would cancel your order and buy from a reputable company.

Why are my taxus needles browning?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:14

Yes does not like heavy clay soil as their roots prefer loose loam soil and one that drains well. My Taxus/Yew often goes brown/orange in winter and I need to really feed it to perk it up.

recommendations for lawn fertilizer please

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:03

I agree with Fairygirl, no feed on new lawns and the problem is more likely the lawn not taking for X reasons, normally it has got too dry for whatever reason. Check out the reasons why it has not taken and try to sort that.

Ivy Root

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 11:05

You can remove anything on your side of the boundary but this leads me to ask what exactly is the boundary? Is the wall entirely hers? That is both side of the wall with a little bit of land on the other side, or is the wall right up to the boundary? That is important. Do not assume, check with the deeds

Plant ID's

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:53

1&2 are Lady's Mantle aka Alchemilla

3&4 look like Pumpkin or from that family. Did you plant seed of it?

My Pumpkins tend to rot before I can get them to Halloween and always end up with a supermarket one.

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