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tree disease

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 11:19

I have had two horse chestnuts die over the last few years and the advice to me was even when dead leave them standing as they are a good source of food etc for many birds, creepy crawlies...unless they are unsafe, in which case have them felled. Mine have gently toppled over (into my neighbour's unused garden - I didn't push them, honest!  ) and are lying covered in ivy gradually disintergrating and providing homes for all manner of animals.

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 19:13

Mine came today too!

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 21:12

I haven't got mine yet.

Talkback: Planting spring bulbs

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:39
Some years it is nigh impossible to dig the soil deep enough to plant bulbs due to dry weather. I have had the pleasure of planting lots this year(dwarf narcissi and alliums) without the usual hard work of getting through bone dry soil! Every cloud as they say...looking forward to a beautiful display in spring.

raised beds

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 19:03

PLP - are you sure it was bindweed? The only plant that I know of that would affect insurance is Japanese knot weed.Convolulus is not a serious threat to foundations whereas knotweed can be!

castor oil plant

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 10:20

Oh, this thread has made me smile and demonstrated why we use Latin name for plants!! 

castor oil plant

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 10:18

lol Lindyloo2! Both pieces of advice above are correct but they are for two different plants! I believe you have Ricinus communis aka Castor oil plant and therefore should take nutcutlet's advice. However if you have Fatsia japonica aka Castor oil plant then take Dovefromabove's advice. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:14

Mild n wet all day in Essex. Really dark at just past 5....glad I don't have to go out! Still got bulbs to go in - hope  we get a dry day as the soil will be easy to work to get the bulbs in.

Can you recommend a shrub for this border?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:08

How about Nandina domestica?  evergreen, flowers, berries, leaves change colour, upright habit, AGM - various sizes/varieties - low maintenance, I love mine.

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 17:26

Hi, Kentish maid - are you based in Kent? I took a RHS Level 2 cert. in Essex through Capel Manor. I would ring Capel Manor and ask about career advice as they are a Horticultural College

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