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Trimming Back Honeysuckle Bush

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:22

You can cut them back, but you will lose any flowers this year and some next year. They can take a hard prune and will come back from the bottom. If you do cut them back now, feed them well and keep the soil quite moist. This will give them the best chance for next year.

Something`s enjoying my peas and it aint me!

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:19

Slugs, snails and pigeons love peas, so take your pick, but from where the damage is, I'd go for snails.

Gravel or pebble path

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:17

I'd use membrane under the path over a good hardcore foundation and use gravel. Pebbles attractive, but golden gravel 10mm looks a lot better.


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 20:21

They sound like suckers niall1. Look at your rose and trace where they are coming from. If they are traced back to under the rootstock union then pull them off as cleanly as you can. Don't prune them or they just take over.


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 20:10

About right Chris, welcome by the way, you should have some great fruit from an arrangement like that.

On here no question is too daft or silly so ask away, everyone is helpful and if you don't get an answer straight away someone will be along and know the answer.

Happy gardening.

Composting green seed heads

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:09

Normally green stuff rots down quite quickly even seed heads, they normally need sun to dry them off so as long as they're not too dry then you should be ok. Even if you end up with a few germinating, turning them back into the compost will rot them off very quickly.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:30

Philadelphus flowers on wood produced the previous year. If you planted it last year, be patient as some shrubs take time to establish and flower either later or miss a year. It may have been pruned badly before purchase. I'd be patient and wait and see.

plants suitable for a stoney bank

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:24

Cistus, helianthemum, lavenders all love poor ground even pinks will do well on thin soil. Penstemons are drought resistant as well.

Cows in garden

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:17

Farmers are legally responsible for their boundary fences and any subsequent damage injury or loss suffered as a result of failing to maintain their boundaries and any subsequent damage injury or loss caused as a result of their livestock wandering and being the cause of damage injury and loss.

Legalese but they are all insured most by the NFU, so ask the farmer for the details of his insurance company and tell him your'e going to make a claim against him.

Bet he fixes the wall and puts a fence up.

Fungus on ones strawberries!!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 19:34

It's grey mould. See the link below to the rhs for treatment and advice.

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