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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:10

Give it time it will grow back, they're tougher than they look.

Victorian Plum Trees

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:29

Clear the ground around them, start a foot away from the trunk if you get too much resistance below ground go to 18 inches and try again. Dig any planting hole first and take as much root ball as you can. They aren't too big yet so you may be lucky. I'd add some mychorrizal fungi to the root system in the new hole to help it establish and keep it well watered until it settles down.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:21

Two seeds to a cell, pick the strongest seedling take anymore out, leave one strong seedling to a cell, plant out when large enough.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:19

Can you post a pic geek, it'll give us a better idea, and advice will flood in. Use the tree icon to post the pic.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:25

Good luck mike. I had skin cancer, but it was caught in time (too much sun whilst gardening). Never give up no matter how bad things seem, and always look to the future, re plan your garden and give yourself purpose, the human body can heal itself. Even in the bad moments be determined you can beat cancer.

Clematis for a dry bank

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

I forgot to say obelixx, the bottom of the pot has been cut out, the soil has been improved, the pot is there to allow feeding before it can dry out and the leyllandi can soak up all the moisture.


Sucker or not?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:40

Rose sucker develop from below ground level normally, so it doesn't sound as that is the problem. Maybe someone else has an explanation, I've not noticed what you are describing before although someone here might.

Clematis for a dry bank

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:59

Thanks for the suggestions, I've decided to sink a large/deep plastic pot into the ground and plant within the pot, so I can control the moisture levels and nutrition. The spot is in competition with leyllandi hedging (neighbours) and an ugly fence so I'm having to be creative to cover the fence.

rhododendron needs moving

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:16

How big is large paul? If it's of any real size a metre or more the root system will be quite extensive. A picture would help for any recommendations failing that at least some dimensions.

Rhododendrons can be cut back, usually after flowering, they are quite tough, but it will take a while to recover, failing that you can take cuttings, layering is recommended, large rhododendrons are difficult beasts move, usually taking machinery to get the job done.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:46

Do as fidget says, butterflies actually prefer nasturtiums to cabbages, so companion planting is the answer.

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