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Latest posts by blairs

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.

How to apply blood, fish and bone fertilizer?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:02

Perhaps we should point out that Blood Fish Bone meal is a general feed for shrubs, trees and green plants.

Bedding does not need it.

If you really want a lot of green growth - Musa, Gingers and the like - then mixing in Chicken pellets with the bone meal really boosts leaf growth.

How to apply blood, fish and bone fertilizer?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:42

Agree with Dave, I throw it around the base of plants and shrubs and always when digging and you do see a difference.

How do i grow a tree from a plant.

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:07

A Buxus standard? You are better to buy one as they will take a very long time to grow up like that outside in the UK. Photinia grow fast so you can get a good looking standard shape tree within 10-15 years

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:59

The internet is the written form, but one published online rather than in paper. It therefore makes no difference.

A book is published and then takes time, many years normally, to update. So can be out of date very quickly.

The internet can be updated and edited as many times as one needs and on forums like this very collaborative rather than the work of one person.

So if I were to reason what is a superior source of information then it is the internet.

How much stone to remove.

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:58

Stones and rocks are good for drainage and heat retention. Mediterranean plants like Lavender will appreciate this: if you have ever been in a Lavender field in the south of France the soil is rocky.

Black stones in sun will retain heat overnight, so good if you have half hardy plants.


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