Latest posts by chrissieB

Garden Rescue is back......

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:50

I hope it is a new series but the TV listings with today's paper show it as a repeat : (

Phlox ID

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:37

Thank you Chicky - I will have a look at these

RHS Level 2 Cert

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:47

do the course at a college at night or day classes if you can and you will enjoy leabring with fellow enthusiats. I did the course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only you can decide whether it is worth the cost, you could always do the course without bothering with the exams if you don't 'need' them for work or career.

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:32

Hi Chicky, do you have any other varieties which also have the more dainty looking flowers like Danielle?

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:53

Thanks Plantpauper, will investigate augers x

Struggling Silver Birch

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:52

Hi Gemma

we have had very dry weather so maybe they were struggling and have dropped their leaves early to protect themselves. New trees need regular watering for the first season or two to help them get established.

Give them a good watering now and continue to do so if we have any prolonged dry periods Autumn/winter and I am sure they will be ok. 

Also are they planted in a lawn? developers seem to always do that. If so, I would remove the grass around the base of the trees so that they have a clear ring of about 1m diameter. This will reduce competition and help them get established. Putting a mulch on the cleared area will also help improve the soil and reduce moisture loss - give them a good water before applying the mulch.

good luck

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:43

Hi Chicky, have just been looking at David and I think you might be right. I looked up White Admiral but think his flowers are bigger - although it's difficult to get a sense of size as nurseries always seem to concentrate on very close up photos of the flowers.

I will have a look at Danielle as well, am definitely been won over to Phlox if they look like the one I have. I am going to have a go at some root cuttings this winter but would like to know what he is in case I don't have any success at homegrown.

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:39

LOL Aym280

Yes, am thinking how to better organise our compost area, Fidgetbones. We only moved in recently so the compost bins were just quickly put in what seemed to be the best place, but may combine a turning them with a relocation.

Hiding a bare leylandi hedge

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 09:09

I suppose I meant lost in that you would be loose the display you had created and the main source of support for them rather than necessarily the plants themselves

Hiding a bare leylandi hedge

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:51

I would be wary of using your neighbours Leylandii as the support for ramblers and clematis. They may npot be happy with any growth that comes into their garden but also you would lose your plants if they did decide to take the Leylandii down. Rambling rector is a monster and will easily grow 10ft or more of long whipped growth so you would need to be able to regularly climb up to tie it in. The Montana clematis are easier to control but I wouldn't use it unless your garden is the sunnier of the two and is it will always head for the sun so your neighbours may get the flowers. I love both these p,ants but have learnt from experience that they need to be managed and in the right place ( for them and for you to get easy access)

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