David Henderson


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planting a woodland area

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 10:52

Thanks everyone for such great advice and ideas. Love the chair by the way.

planting a woodland area

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 17:20

Thanks fairygirl. The area is about 5 metres deep tapering to 3 metres and is about 30 metres long. Full of trees including ash and hawthorn. Also some Sloe bushes. I am looking to plant another 3 or 4 trees to replace the dead ones. A bit worried about euphorbias as they can be poisonous if children get sap on their fingers.

planting a woodland area

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 17:04

I am clearing a small wooded area at the bottom of my garden including cutting down dead or dying trees and masses of bramble. The area is very damp in winter and dry in summer with dappled sunshine. It is bordered by a natural ditch that takes away most of the water. I am creating a wooded fantasy garden for my grandchildren and I am unsure what will grow there. There are already a lot of daffodils and bluebell that come up. The ground looks really good after years of being left to its own devices. Any suggestions please?

pond mud

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:41

Sounds good to me. I'm sure it must contain some goodness!

pond mud

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:33

I am in the process of clearing an old leaky pond with a lot of muddy sludge at the bottom. Is this mud useful on borders or veg beds or should I discard it elsewhere

Gertrude rising

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:54

I agree. It is the loveliest of roses. I may consider moving it over winter to a sunny wall site. We'll have to see. 

I'm new to the forum and it's nice to see such great and useful responses and conversations

Gertrude rising

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:45

It's at the edge of a rose bed with no means of support but I suppose I could put an obelisk next to it. It has been beautiful in it's first full year and the scent is amazing. Thanks for your advice

Gertrude rising

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:01

Last winter I planted several new roses, including a beautiful Gertrude Jrkyll, which has been fantastic all summer. Over the last few weeks, two stems have shot into the air reaching about 6 feet in height. Should I cut them back now or wait until late autumn?

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:12

It's the whole tree. All the leaves are curling and withering. This has happened in just a week. It was fine last monday but looks pretty bad now

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:32

we're more clay than sand. Soils is pretty good and the area around the tree has certainly not dried out. Unable to send picture atm

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Rose issue 
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