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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:27

Give me a few years and an unlimited wallet! Second one is highly unlikely!

good morning everyone

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:45

Depends what type of conifer it is. You can cut it now, especially as it's just before birds start to lay eggs, although with the mild weather many have started early. Check your conifer for birds nesting prior to cutting. If you have nesting birds then leave cutting till July, when most first broods will have fledged.

Slug solution....

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:41

I'd have a small wildlife area specifically for slow worms. There's guidance for creating a space on the RSPB website, link below.



small black spiders...

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:37

leave them for the birds. when the chicks start to hatch the insect eaters will be glad of the free feast.

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:30

Two or three would be the ideal number little bee. They will grow in the coming months so you will have to keep an eye on them and if necessary thin them out if they become too invasive.

Plant id please

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:56

Depending on the variety it could grow to a metre or more, but that one looks like one of the dwarf varieties, they're slow growing so it could take years to get to anything like a metre, but good care, feeding and mulching will help it thrive. 

Purple Heather

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:50

Try this link to the RHS plant finder there are several vibrant purple heathers, you may find it here. Posting a picture would help, there are plenty of heather lovers here, so they may be able to help further.

Aubretia Yellowing

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:43

It's probably reverted back, a trim and a feed after flowering may help. I wouldn't do it now as they are either in flower or about to so a haircut now would mean the loss of flowers. They're robust little things so a tidy up after flowering will do it good.

Miniature Rose Bushes

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:39

You probably have a nozumi rose from your description. Care for nozumi's is the same as any other rose.

Try the below link to the RHS, if there is anything you don't understand then feel free to ask. I think there is a tutorial on pruning in the HOW TO section on this site.

The RHS site gives information on feeding as well

Pond improvements

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:11

Marginal water plants to cover the edge's. You seem to have a shelf around the side of the pond so use it to place the marginal plants. You can plant around the top edge of the pond with plants that will droop into the water, or use large stones to create a rock face. Insects will sun themselves on the rocks during summer. 

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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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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