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Pine chippings

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 15:52

Thanks for that advice, I will try and get some.

Pine chippings

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:12

Thanks Bob, how long before they are usable? The problem is that the man who came to chip them just sprayed them in a heap regardless! He covered 3 of my compost bins completely! I have moved 58 wheelbarrows full round to a long wildlife path I have, but the pile is still higher than me! I have another area with foxgloves, primroses, hellebores etc.  in it, would it be ok to mulch them or any other type of plant? I am desperate to reduce the pile!!

Pine chippings

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:24

I have just had 7 very large Leylanii cut down and chipped. I have put some of them on a woodland path I have but have till got a huge mound left. I know it is acidic and would damage some plants but wondered if any would benefit mulching with it? Failing that what do I do with it - will it compost down in time and be safe to use on the garden in general?

Many thanks

Dog wee and my lawn

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:17

I have heard that giving them a teaspoon of tomato puree in their food stops it. Maybe worth a try?

Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 18:27

The flowers are too valuable in late Autumn to get rid of them but they do take up a lot of space in the spring/summer border, so will get the shears out as soon as this rain stops - at this rate it will be March!!

Thanks all

Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:19

Cheers Pansyface, I hoped that would be the answer but wasn't sure if I had to leave the leaves on for a while - like daffs!

Shallot seeds

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:17

Hiya All,

I am growing shallots from seed for the first time this year, they are the banana type and they are growing well.

My daft question is do they only produce 1 bulb this year and if a bulb is planted next year will they multiply like the shallots I have grown from sets before?



Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:05

Hi All,

I have a lot of these in my garden and they are now looking very tatty and wondered if it would be ok to cut the leaves back to ground level now, it would allow me more space for the spring plants to emerge!



Pear Tree problem

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 20:26

Thanks Bob I will do that as soon as it stops flipping raining!!!


Pear Tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:49

Yes I did look at the link roughrider but  my tree does not look like that one, mine only goes black at the end of the new branches. It looks fine until the pears are about 1" long - then it's all down hill!!!

Sorry pansyface but I don't know the variety but I did buy it at a Garden centre and as I said it had 3 lovely red pears on when I got it.

I have only just noticed the thorns on the other trunk but I think I will wait for the leaves to come out and then I can tell what it is!

Cheers everyone. 

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