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Choosing a tree that provides cover at height but not low down

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:31

I have a silver birch called Snow Queen, it's one of the smaller birches which grows straight up,makes a good height and has a white trunk early in its life. 

Also there is a Hawthorn called Stricter which is a smallish tree but as its name suggests it grows straight up.

They're edible: who knew?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 06:59

I bet they used to say that about potatoes, Guernsey Donkey.

liquid comfrey

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 06:55

For a fertiliser roughly chop the leaves, put in a bucket or any container fill up with water so all the leaves are covered ,weight down with a brick and leave for a week or so.

the ratio that I use is half a cup to a gallon or even a bit less, it's very strong and VERY,VERY smelly. Good stuff and it's free.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 08:24

I enjoyed GW as well I thought Monty had lost a little weight, I loved the lambs want some but they are not pets so I will just dream.

Ideas for Parterre Garden infill

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 07:29

You could do lavender, I saw some last year and growing through it was Verbena bonarensis it looked stunning !!!

I also saw last year The naked gardener and he grew Berberis with bronze leaves in his parterre, I did wonder if he put clothes on when he pruned it.

Plant Id please

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 13:33

Could be --1st one Peony


but I could be completely wrong ????

More Plant ID's, Your Help Please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:40

one is a Hebe, I lightly prune mine when it finishes flowering but not too far into the old wood.

the second I think is a Aquilegia and a allim.

the third is a dead lavender, they like well drained soil and a sunny spot, has been said English lavender are slightly hardier than French.

Plant ID needed

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 10:47

Ditto ,you got there before me Nut.

Plant names

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:23

I think there is a Hebe called Rosie,don't know about Peter.

What's eating my beans

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:21

The mice I eradicated where in the greenhouse so where feeding and dislodging seedlings as the plants germinated. Very, very annoying .

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