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Ivy or not?

Posted: 30/01/2012 at 22:15

We had allowed ivy to spread of our brick outhouse roof. That eventually started to leak. When we got the roof sorted out the roots had invaded underneath the tiles and through the roofing felt. As already said, it is incredibly heavy if allowed to go rampant.

Wisteria with bracket fungus

Posted: 30/01/2012 at 22:10

I have a well established wisteria on a pergola but have just seen a small-ish bracket fungus on the main stem near to the base. There were some rotten branches close to this (above).

Does this mean I need to get rid of the wisteria or is it treatable?

Plants still in flower

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 12:06

An espallier camelia on a trellis in sunny (sic) Manchester showed its first colour on New Year's Day & it is now full of blooms despite frosts since then.

I planted some lovely double young hellebore orientalis last year; some started flowering in August & they are still giving a grand show.


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Discussions started by catherinerhodes

Runner beans

Should runner bean seedlings be planted in pairs or singly? 
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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 14:39

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Looking for help clearing a bed that is overrun by oxalis plants and bulbs 
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Last Post: 30/10/2013 at 09:30

Talkback: How to plant rhubarb

Is it possible to grow rhubarb in containers? 
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Last Post: 17/10/2013 at 08:55

Conservatory Climbers

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Last Post: 03/08/2012 at 11:23

Hand trowels

Query about trowel & fork designs 
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Last Post: 30/07/2012 at 14:06

Wisteria with bracket fungus

Should I cull the wisteria? 
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Last Post: 30/01/2012 at 22:10
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