Dave Morgan

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Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 21:29

Stems are woody zero colour.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 20:16
Not weigela know those too well.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:14

Second one  is unlike any Philadelphus  I've seen before. I wondering if it could be a duetzia of some description. Thanks for the first one but the silvery leaves threw me completely when I was looking at it.

yew hedge

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:09

Sam yew can be planted quite close together  so it just depends how wide your border is. The advantage with yew over other conifers is that they can be very close pruned to no more then 10-12 inches in depth. They are shallow rooted and although your border will be quite close they don't completely drain the soil of moisture or nutrients like leyllandii does. Have you thought of a wildlife hedge?

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 17:58


 Two id's please.

Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 17:50

Victoria that new growth at the base will form a new plant so yes prune back hard. Yes plant it asap it should have a good root system and the soil is still quite warm. Add some root grow and bonemeal to the planting hole. It should get going next spring.

Helpful advice please

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 08:04

Green manure nick. Still time for it to germinate.

Strangled my wisteria!

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 08:02

Tails wisteria tends to sucker and suckers take away energy which reduces flowering. So one or at most two main stems gives better flowering. Getting a new main stem can be tricky so that's why the preferred option is to use the one you already have as a new main stem will take a few years to get going.

Puzzled (sweet peas)

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:42

Yes welcome bimbo they're just different varieties. They're cross bred for different characteristics that's all. I buy some different varieties each year just out of interest and they're all pretty lovely. Mine are still flowering.

Invasion from next door

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:36

I'd politely tell him about it first to see if he could solve it from his side. If you have no success then you have two options. First you can dig next to the boundary and put a physical barrier between the bamboo and your garden. Sheet perspex is one of the best barriers angled into his side. Or spray any emerging shoots with glyphosate based weed killer. The latter may kill the whole plant, although that's unlikely with bamboos. The wrong bamboos on boundaries just like leyllandii can be a source of great contention between neighbour's.

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