Carol 13

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Sad looking Holly!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 15:53

That's great news, is this the right time of year to give it a hair cut then??

Sad looking Holly!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:10

My Daughter has a Holly bush in her garden, it is shaped like an umbrella. She has asked me to try and rejuvenate it.

It has bare branches up to the last 2-3 inches and its generally very bare.

I plan on trimming back each of the branches then giving it a good water and feed. My question is, can I cut all the leaves off so I get the shape better or just trim the ends of each branch (leaving a little foliage) I have read that it will grow from dormant leaf buds if cut right back?

Please help as I don't want to kill it!!

Rowan tree issue??

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:16

This is the split in the bark, I can't manage to rotate the image I'm afraid!


Rowan tree issue??

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 17:59

Hi nut cutlet, I will upload a photo but unfortunately when I get in from work it's already dark! I will as soon as I can But it will be tomorrow now or Saturday im afraid!

Rowan tree issue??

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 21:46

I really hope you guys can offer some advice or explanation please, last year we planted a bare rooted rowan tree and it settled in quite well after a rocky start. It grew plenty of new leaves and beautiful berries and here comes the but, last week we noticed that the bark just above the graft has split and underneath it appears quite fibrous and damp. I'm hoping that it's just that the trunk has outgrown its bark and its splitting just for that reason (like a snake) any thoughts guys, is this normal?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 22:29

Hi guys I know I'm a bit late to this chat but I'd love anything which is along the lines of cut flowers such as echinacea foxgloves calendulas zinnias asters all that sort of stuff if anyone has any left please! 

Potato flowers

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:48

How do I know when to dig them up? When they have flowered or when they wilt ?

Late Potatoes

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:37

Dt brown are currently advertising seed potatoes such as Charlotte, Maris peer etc!!

Best multi purpose compost this year ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:39

Yeah I'm on j Arthur bowers too our local makro had it on offer and although it's a bit woody I just pick out the obvious big bits save it to one side and then when planting a bigger plant chuck it in the bottom of pots, helps with the drainage! 

Damping off! **Please** help!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:55

Slightly off topic here but related, I've got some cucumbers in my gh they were grown inside and planted in the gh when they were too big for windpw sill they looked fine until about a week ago when some started to wilt, I've noticed the stems near the compost look to be rotting is this damping off too? The gh is unheated so the temp swing is quite big!! Too cold of an evening perhaps?? 

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Sad looking Holly!

Asked to prune any advice please? 
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Last Post: 12/04/2017 at 15:53

Rowan tree issue??

My one year old huphenensis is spilitting its bark! 
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Last Post: 21/01/2015 at 18:58

poorly plant eek!

can someone suggest what's wrong with this photinia? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 17:17

New Allotment, advice please!!

Any advice for a new allotment holder? 
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Planting an Olive tree?

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Leylandii Cypressus?

Turning Brown from the trunk outwards 
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Last Post: 12/07/2013 at 15:54

Cherry advice please?

Pruning a beautiful tree! 
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Polycarbonate/Glass Greenhouse

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