Latest posts by discodave

box hedge health issue

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 22:56

most of the recent ones I have seen say to do it around June, it does seem quite sensible as they seem to have new shoots on in spring. 

lizzy6, when did you get them? who potted them up in the troughs, they look quite wet, have they got proper drainage? how far are they planted from each other?

When to prune

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 22:37

Its more like a tall twig with new side shoots sprouting off it I will see if I can get a photo tomorrow

Acer Trees

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:01

Wished I had known that Lyn, I bought a 3 footer 3 years ago this spring, it was about 3ft and cost me £15.

Although, its grown well and looks stunning.

 I like the green leaves at the bottom and red at the top.

box hedge health issue

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:55

I would get some pics up asap, if they are faulty/deseased/dead, you will want to get them replaced. Where did you get them from?

How do you upload photos

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:34


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:43

My neighbours are great, one side are my best friends and the other is an old folks home so no trouble from them at all. 

When to prune

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:41

Thanks Lyn, 

I don't know what colour it is as it didnt flower last year, I pulled it out from between the bricks down the side of my house (potted it up), trimmed it back, then planted it a month or so later. I may have planted it in the wrong place though, its in a partial shade area near a large tree. 

When to prune

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:34

I think it depends on what your pruning, some of the advise has been to do it over the last few weeks, some is to wait for a week or so. My roses were done about a month ago. I have a buddleja which was a new plant last year needs pruning, but not sure how far to take it back (I know its back to 2 buds) but as its still young should I take it back that far? Sadly my wrens and robins have already started making nests so I cant cut the areas around them until after they have finished rearing their young.

Seed swap

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:27

Thanks Lyn

Starting off Dahlia tubers

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 12:51

I have sown some dahlia seed and bought some nice plump firm tubers. I am going to sow more seed in a week or so (kitchen windowsill job) I may plant the tubers at the same time (do you always leave the top of the tuber poking out of the soil?). I may even try some cuttings aswell (going to have to be brave). 

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