BobTheGardener


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Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 20:33

Just checked the RHS site:


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/pdfs/weedkiller-for-home-gardeners


and that says it is glyphosate based, which is good news as that is inactivated when in contact with soil, so won't have affected the hedge by percolating through the slabs into the roots.  The only way glyphosate based weedkiller could have affected the hedge is if the spray was blown onto the leaves of the hedge by wind.  Is that a possibility?  Even if it is, the hedge may only have been weakened and may well survive and green-up in spring.

Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 20:17

I just went to their website to check what the active ingredients are, to see if runoff would affect nearby plants but got this:



Is there any mention on the back of the container?

No berries on Nandina Domestica Richmond

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 20:06

Yes, I missed the 'Richmond' bit in the title!  Perrhaps the other reason mentioned in the article (temperature) could be the issue. It was much colder than normal earlier this year, possibly when it was in bloom?

Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 19:52

Which weedkiller did you use, AJ?

No berries on Nandina Domestica Richmond

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 19:49

Could be that it needs a pollinating partner, which it would have had plenty of in the nursery of course.  See this article:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/3336634/How-to-grow-Nandina-domestica.html

Blooming bellis!

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 22:33

You could try putting 2 or 3 inches of grit or pea shingle at the bottom of each planting hole if you suspect the wet caused them to die.  They do require good drainage.  If you have heavy clay soil even that may not be enough though and you may need to make a raised bed in the position you want them or grow them in pots.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 15:11

Thanks Ob, roses now planted after dusting the roots with mycorrhizal fungi (which clung well, thanks to them still being wet) so they will hopefully get off to a flying start in spring.  Having a cuppa now before going out again to plant the tulips before it gets dark.

A very Merry Christmas to you all

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:58

Merry Christmas Nora and the rest of the team.  Have a good one!

Olive Trees

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:55

Mine lives outside in a pot by the south-facing wall of my house (in Leics) and started off about the same size.  After 5 years it is about 3ft tall now and puts on about 6" every year.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 11:07

Good job I'm on holiday - just had 5 bare root roses delivered together with about 100 bulbs, all of which I'd forgotten I'd ordered!  Might just put the roses in a bucket of water and plant them tomorrow when the weather is forecast to be better (dull and drizzly at the mo.)

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