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Latest posts by Bluebaron

Beech hedges

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:37
I saw Monty's beech hedge was all green in last nights episode but mine it still 99% brown. When can I expect it to come into green usually. I live in surrey.

Fruit tree walk way

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:32
I think what you want is called pleaching. Try google it. Usually done with lime trees but I guess fruit trees would work although fruit needs light and air so you wouldn't be able to get a tight hedge like walkway.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:20
I have two plants growing in my greenhouse I planted from seed about 5 weeks ago I'll upload a photo later. Very tasty I last grew them about 7 years ago. Like tomatoes though they don't survive the winter.

plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:10

Got another clump of the same stuff here.


plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:34

Thanks Dove but don't muscari Flower in spring these are still only small leaves.

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?

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black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Beech hedges

When do they go green 
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 22:48

plant IDS

Perennial flower bed and Ground Elder 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:17

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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pruning shrubs for growth

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What's eating my peas?

Birds,slugs, mice or who knows what? 
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sunflowers planting out

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