Dave Morgan

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Problems with cypress hedge

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:59

It's all about light kawechel. Cut the way it's been cut light doesn't get to the lowest part of the hedge. An angled cut let's light get down to the lower branches. Mind you conifers do suffer die back for a variety of reasons but yours is more than likely down to bad light. 

Climbing plants

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:54

Hydrangea petiolaris doesn't eat into render or anything it just clings to a wall. A good climber for your situation.

Problems with cypress hedge

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:36

I'd let it grow out a good foot before doing any cutting.  If you get some longer branches you can try pulling them downward to try to cover it. That's about all you can do.

Molly the Witch in trouble

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:33

I don't know what your soil is like nut but it's been very dry recently. Can't hurt to spray for mildew.

Problems with cypress hedge

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:28

Welshonion it'd have to be a very tall dog to do that. The reason for the dieback is it hasn't been cut properly. Conifer hedges need an angled cut, wider at the base narrower at the top. You won't cure dieback just manage it or replace it. 

Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:23

You can use any of the water retaining crystals xyz, brand isn't important. The secret is to not let the compost dry out in the first place. If you let the top layer dry out it forms a crust which water won't penetrate. You can top dress a pot with grit which stops a crust forming, or use a plastic bottle upside down and sunk into the pot to water. Both work equally well. 

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:17

Depends where you live Emma late April early May. New growth can be badly affected by frost.

Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:14

It's arum lily tcam. You can dig them out or use a weed killer. It takes time to rid yourself of them they seed freely. Some people love them others not. Now is a good time to use a weedkiller if you wish.

Levelling an area with top soil

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 22:39

It's bound too Charley give it 3 weeks for 2 ft.


Posted: 24/03/2016 at 22:36

Sounds like you have blackfly as well as green. Spray with an insecticide, rose clear, or mildly soapy water or continue squishing them with your fingers, !easy but equally as effective.

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