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plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:12

I have started to dig out my ground elder and have had to resort to removing all the plants.

This grass like club is going to be a nightmare to remove an I was wondering what it is and weather is worth saving?

It's a bit tricky to see but tulips and geraniums aside!

 Also I have these invaders in a bunch. I wasn't sure if it was fully grown ground elder or not. Its the 3 with the purplish tops and oak tree shaped leaves.



bay tree pruning

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:14


I have a large mature Bay and am trying to get it in order. I have removed the bottom branches and want to make a more formal shape.

I was thinking or just pruning it in tight and letting it bush out. I wanted a sort or large ball.

Any thoughts?


pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:51

On gardeners world a few weeks back i saw Monty pruning back the 'wrong' side of a shrub to encourage growth.

I have just removed a large hedge and exposed what was the back of a forsythia. Due to the previous hedge its all weedy on the 'new front and i want to get it to bush out. Do you think I should prune it back hard on the weedy side to encourage it to bush out?

The other side is all doing rather well. I also have the same issue with a laurel.


Planting Lawn From Seed

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 12:14
Check out he has a good FAQ section

Separating grass and gravel border

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:15
How long will a gravel board last used in this way?

What's eating my peas?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 11:50

nice tip, shame i just lost about 45 plants. grrrr.


i might just plant some in the greenhouse and plant out when 15cm high.


What's eating my peas?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:01
I planted some peas directly into the ground. I have seen them coming up but now I have found all the tips lying on the soil. At first I thought it may be birds so I have covered then but it is still happening. Could it be slugs? I would thought they would eat the whole thing not leave the tips? Any thoughts?


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:08

Got mine in the ground. Just looking to avoid Slugs which have already eaten my




Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:20

mine are outside and about 20 cm tall

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:57

My sunflowers are now around 15cm high when would be a good time to plant out? 

I am in sussex.

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plant IDS

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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:17

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 09:38

pruning shrubs for growth

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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 11:41

What's eating my peas?

Birds,slugs, mice or who knows what? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 13:12

sunflowers planting out

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in my seed pots 
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