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Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:59

Could you give us a bit more detail about your garden in order for you to get better answers. We all have our favourite shrubs but not all will be suitable for your garden so....what part of the country are you in? What is your soil like - sandy, clay etc? What is the the ph of your soil - if you don't know, look in gardens around you if there are rhododendrons and camellias growing then it will be acidic. Is you gadren exposed to high winds or a wind tunnel? What kind of feel are you after - formal or cottage garden feel ...How much shade does your shady border get? 

Tree and bush dieback

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 10:52

There is very little else you can do about this. Ceanothus seems to be prone to this. Mine came into bud, half the bush died, the other half flowered and then died! I pruned but to no avail, unfortunately 

Along The Eastern Border...!!

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:33

What part of the country are you in? Do you have acidic soil - have a look around other gardens if you are not sure. Rhododendrons, camellias, pieris being grown is usually a sign of acidic soil.

 

Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:28

Sorry fidgetbones, I meant to put the info as a link....in too much of a hurry as usual 

Cistus pruning ?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:43

You can do this now. If you leave it until much later in the year it will find it difficult to recover before winter starts. Do not prune it back too hard as you might lose it. I have never lost one but always take cuttings just in case!

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:14

Hi, Could be a leaf cutter bee.

Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 10:09

Looks like an icheumon wasp

 

Ichneumon Wasp Gasteruption jaculator - Wildlife Photography

 

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Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 10:33

It seems that you should be taking some of the good advice you have been giving out

SMOKIN DONKEY wrote 

 

One of the big problems today is people do not like being told "NO" they dont like being told what to do for the best, and the same people have problem after problem.

 

You appear to be having problem after problem not with the content of your messages but the manner in which they have been written and people on the forum have tactfully pointed this out to you.

It sounds like it is now up to you to take on board your own advice and observations and those of the board and see if you can sow your seeds more productively...

Best Tomatoes to grow

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 22:51

I grow my toms in the gh in the soil. I always grow Gardeners Delight - heavy reliable crop of cherry toms with good flavour. I always grow them in the soil for several reasons - easier to get watering right, no problem with spliting, end rot etc and I think they taste better (Monty said the same last week on GW)

wee-pond

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30270.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This is a picture of the wildlife pond I dug a few years ago. Needs some taming this autumn. We love it. It's full of frogs, toads, newts, so many insects etc. My tip would be to go as large as you can because as soon as you fill it with water and plant it up - it shrinks!!

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