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Plastic hand fork and trowels

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:53

Try Aldi or Lidl as well, they sometimes have plenty in at knock down prices.

Is this a gonna or can anyone help with advise, think its leylandii or conifier

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:50

If it's leylandii I'd love to know how you killed it!

Otherwise it's pretty brown bread!


Clematis wilt

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:47

How deeply did you plant it peanuts? You really need to plant clematis 4 inches deeper than the crown of the plant, that's the usual method to prevent wilt.

Try the following link to the RHS for further info.

Chalk Problem

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:48

I had this problem in a previous house. I ended up laying gravel on a membrane, and using loads of pots, it's an alternative that's all.

potting up bare root raspberries

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:44

basically yes dj. Is there any reason you aren't putting them straight into the garden as they would be better off going in.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:36

A light spray with diluted washing up liquid will help.

Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:33

Tracy most of those branches still look quite green, they will be flexible so you can gently bend them to laterals. Anything too tough prune out and create a frame as per the above picture, it really isn't difficult, just wear stout gloves, you can do it.

Replacing a rose

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:26

The problem of replanting a rose where one has grown previously is now really no longer the problem it once was. Science and plant breeder discovered the lack of plant aiding fungus and came up with Mycorrhizal Fungi.

As allium says replenish the bed and give the new rose roots a generous sprinkling of the fungus spores, water well and let the new plant get on with it.

Science knows relatively little of what goes on beneath our feet, so gardeners will benefit from the growing body of research now going on.

The fungi is readily available, just buy the type recommended for roses



Posted: 01/03/2014 at 23:20

Other birds will also peck at snowdrops, and there are at present no known insects which eat the snowdrop, so if someone can set up a camera to film it, then maybe you can help identify the culprit.

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:53

Kashif, I'm sorry to say the price you have been quoted is reasonable, for what looks to be a 20ft hedge and 40ft long. It's a major job for any tree surgeon. 

I'd start saving if I were you.

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Winter 2014/15

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Colder weather is coming!

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