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Latest posts by bobloes

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 15:04

Thanks chaps/chapesses.  Confirmed what I thought, just need a dry day - less mess.  Good luck.

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:14

I want to move a euonymous.  I have done this with others before so no great shakes but I planted it through a membrane with gravel on top and want to move it just a few feet.  I am trying to keep the mess down.  Can anyone tell me (guess) how deep and wide the roots are likely to be?  The plant is about three years old and is about a metre high with a spread of 30 cms.  I know I can just dig it up and go for it but am trying to plan.  Thanks

Cooking Forum

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:25

Thanks Dove it looks a brilliant site.  Cheers

Cooking Forum

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:22

Anyone know a similarly good cookery forum website?  Since the BeeB closed their boards I have not found its like.  Thanks



Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 11:49

Thanks very much for all the advice.  Given that it is not a massive garden I shall remove the patches individually and then do the soil improvement bit.  Good luck with your plots.  Cheers



Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 18:43

Hi Geoff

It is 'green material' which I am sure is moss on top of the soil in between any plants that I have.  It is less prevalent in the less shady areas.  It appears the same as the 'moss' that I have on any stonework and in the lawn.  I am not bothered (I shall never be able to use that phrase again - Thanks Catherine Tate) about the moss in the grass.  Cheers


Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:00

As with all other gardeners I have always had to deal with moss.  Possibly more than others because about 60% of my garden does not see any sunlight for about 6 months of the year.  I have chosen to lift it off the stone, brickwork or even the surface of the soil and dump it.  However this this year (obviously) there is even more than normal.  I am tempted to treat it like any other weed and hoe it.  Normally rooted (whatever that means) weeds tend to die when the head and root are separated and hence I just leave them where they finish, on or just under the surface of the soil.  If I do this with moss will I be multiplying the growth.  I am sure I was told this many years ago before I got some experience.  I know I am playing fast and loose with the term gardener by applying it to myself but nobody knows everything.  Any help much appreciated. 

clay soil

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:50

It is hard work and a long term labour.  I use the digging as a workout instead of going to the gym.  The green gym is far better than the inside ones.  Good luck.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 17:04

THanks Kate - I shall give it a go after it stops flowering.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:27

Simple problem - I have one wonderful cushion mum which I got off the market last year, do not know the name.  How do I propagate from it?  I have tried to google this subject but I do not get anything definitive.  Can anyone help?  Thanks

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