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Artificial grass HELP!!!

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 16:53

Probably not what you want to hear but I agree with Obelix. Whether it's artificial or real grass the surface should have been levelled before its laid And if the base needed to settle then the grass should have been laid once the settling had happened so that any remaining bumps or dips ( where it had settled more than expected) could be dealt with.

Apple tree

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:38

Try the Brogdale Trust as I believe they will I'd apples for you. ive bookmarked the site to revisit when our apples are finally ripe, we would also like to ID the two trees we have inherited in our new garden.

i have had a quick look and they have a multiple choice filter to help you try and I'd your apple but have been told you can send in samples for them to ID as well.

hidcote lavender

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 08:57

Cut it back when it's finished flowering or you can leave it until spring, either is ok. Some gardeners do it after flowering and again in spring to get really neat plants but given the age of yours I would just do one cut. They do get more woody with age.

Killing Buddleja

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 08:31

are you worried about the weedskiller spelling into the plants below? If you use the gel form of glyphosate I would have thought you would be ok. I don't know how big your buddleja is but could you put a large bag over the branches/part that you paint with gel to catch any drips? 

Altrnativeply cover the plants below with something while you are putting the stuff on. If is high you won't be able to spray from the ground as it won't reach and it will all fall back onto your face. Nut cutlet is right this is a job for a ladder as you will need to get the thing completely out and repair the damage as that will also help prevent anything else taking root. It will also allow you to check if there are any other buddleja seedlings taking hold.

Good luck

Plant ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:58

It is isn't it and has been so different at each stage

Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:49

Thanks Obelix, think I may be spoilt for choice  : )

Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:03

Thanks Ladybird

Another Plant ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:19

It was very pretty, Ladybird4. I did think an ID might be long shot but would love to know what it is. Rosa villosa might be a good candidate.

Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:43


We visited a local GC yesterday and saw this plant beginning to show the most fabulous autumn colour. I am very tempted as I do like Hammamelis and but does anyone know how good Arnold Promise is for scent? Or can recommend one with excellent scent?

In my experience visiting gardens they can vary dramatically and if I do make space one, I want as scented a one as possible.

Thanks x

Another Plant ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:23


Another Unknown variety from our new garden, this time a rose. Was smothered in flowers in May/June - pale pink and with a lovely delicate look of silk/tissue paper. No noticeable scent and only the one flush of flowers although it lasted some weeks.

No obvious hips forming but the new whippy growth has lovely colours with a pink/purple tinge to the stem. It's a small shrub about 1m/3ft high and wide but sent out some whippy new growth easily 45cm/18" long. Happy in a shady spot under an apple tree.

The roses we have identified have all been old rose varieties so this could be of the same stable but we cannot identify which one?

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Hamamelis "Arnold Promise"

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Another Plant ID please

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Are they any good?

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Tree ID please

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Is it worth the risk?

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Plant ID please

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