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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:56

If they didn't have a big root system when they went in Lin, they will have grown good root systems this year. I chop mine by half every spring, they get nice and bushy and flower really well. They do prefer well drained soil and full sun so is their position and soil right? Sometimes plants just take time to establish so I wouldn't give up hope for next year.

old lilac tree issue

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:05

Samantha, try this link it's very easily explained.

Black Spot

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:16

Don't use Jeyes fluid whatever you do it will poison the rose. Rose clear available from GC's and online is the thing to use.

Black Spot

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:43

Paddy, I'd add to that by spraying the ground around the rose, then feed water and much heavily. Even if you have to strip the rose bare, do it. They look awful for a while but they recover well so don't be shy of being brutal with them, and when spraying soak the whole rose including any flowers.

How to prepare allotment?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:32

As it a new patch Jordan I'd add as much manure as you can get hold hold of especially as you are leaving it fallow over winter. This will give it the best chance next year. The addition of some bonemeal and fish bone and blood will add to it and over winter the worms and micro organisms will get to work. By next spring you will have a great place to plant almost anything you wish to grow. 

Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:37

Some people would kill for what you already have claire, however I do understand where you are coming from. For inspiration why not visit some gardens, use the net to look for different garden styles and idea's. It may take some time to finally decide what style you want so start with a list of the things you want in your new garden, shed GH etc, then style, then plants, as style will dictate the plants you will need to put in.

Flooded garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:25

Maybe that's why the trees were there in the first place Luke. If you are on clay plants won't solve your problem. You need to improve the drainage and if it's that bad you'll need drainage pipes under the soil and a different approach to your garden.

It's not easy to solve and you'll need professional help and advice as installing drainage is costly and labour intensive.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:16

Lyn see the link below for blueberries.

To feed or not to feed ???

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:41

Shazza, you have to feed any plants in pots. Feed with a general purpose fertilzer and remove the top layer of compost every year. I normally do this in spring, but you can do it now if they are looking a bit sad.

Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:23

Looks like Hydrangea petiolaris or climbing hydrangea.

See the link below to the rhs for pruning advice.

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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