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Camelia

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:08

Some specialist nurseries give a lot of advice about camellias. My local one (mid Cornwall) Burncoose has a page on caring for them. They should know - they've bred a good few!

Beech Tree

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:29

Yes, but could be quite a job. You'll need to dig around the trunk at some distance (use the branches' spread as a guide) to get as much of the fibrous (feed) root as you can. You'll then need to get the spade under to chop through the larger roots which are the anchor ones. Will need to be very well staked, possibly for 2 seasons, until it can anchor itself again.

Good luck!

 

schizostylus

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:02

Now Hesperantha. Strange! I thought I had some reds but now they are all dull pink as well. Have seen some lovely crimson ones in the neighbourhood. Moonlight walk perhaps???

Talkback: Controlling weeds

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:12

I just try to maintain a reasonable balance. I have convolvulus growing up bamboo tripods. The white trumpets look wonderful at dusk. Had a convolvulus hawk moth last year. Went out to clear away some rosebay willow herb a month or so ago and an elephant hawk moth rolled out. The ragwort has been a favourite again with the insects. I only allow up to 5 plants a year. They appear in different parts of the garden each year which adds interest. Unlike some of my cultivated introductions you can guarantee that, whatever the weather, they'll do!

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