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New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:16

good thread. the front of my dads house is in need of hedging since he cut down massive conifers. the stumps are left in the ground still, way too big to move and no tools to do it at present. i think i'll attempt to remove the stumps soon, prepare the soil and hopefully be ready in autumn to plant the hedging. its off a main road so im not sure if birds will nest, but im open to any suggestions on what to use, wildlife friendly

Please recommend a lavender - will be in a large pot.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:36

Hi Edd - is that 35cm width and 80cm depth? how many plants do you have in that space?

Simple question alert!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:19

i managed to get 5x tulameen and 5x autumn bliss from B&Q for £3.98 per 5 canes - so its worth checking if you have a local. as its right at the end of the dormancy period for them, some places might have canes they want to get rid of and reduce the price.

much like Jim Macd says above, you'll find once you take the soil away they may or may not be single canes. i had 8 single canes and one plant with 2 canes out of the 10 i bought. as for growing in pots, this is my first year of growing them but i have 2 canes in a 46cm wide pot - time will tell if they do any good!

Companion planting for veg

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 09:32

i shall be attempting to do the same as you this year. i have officinalis, tagetes tenuifola and french, which i planned to stick with/around the tomato and potato areas.

sorbaria sem pruning

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 22:51

Hi, quick one for you more knowledgable folks. i have a sorbaria sem that has thrown up 3 root suckers, and has a lot of new spring growth come through already.

is it too late to prune this now the growth has begun? also generally speaking, if there is new growth on deciduous shrubs/trees is it still OK to prune them or is it too late at that stage once growth has started.


can you prune rose now with new leaf growth?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:21

update. pruned the rose yesterday, re-potted it and mulched it. hope ive done it correctly ...


can you prune rose now with new leaf growth?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 14:34
hi, about to prune a rose but see it's for new leaf growth. have I left it too late?

quick bare root raspberry question

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 11:24

thanks Edd.

quick bare root raspberry question

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 10:52


i have 5x tulameen and 5x autumn bliss bare root plants, which currently sit in a bundle within one pot (they were purchased like this). i aim to plant these today/tomorrow in containers. i have 5x 45cm pots, of which i plan to plant one of each variety on each end of the container.

now after planting these bare root plants, im sure that the autumn bliss needs pruning down to a few inches above ground level - is that correct? but the main question i have is what to do with the tulameen - do i still prune this one after planting or leave it, bearing in mind it fruits on last years growth (i think ..?) ?

Patio cleaner

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 14:14

Hi there. not sure what your stance is on chemical use generally - my own are organic where possible and one of the best cleaning products - in fact general multi-use - is vinegar. by the way its extremely cheap as well - what you need is 'distilled white vinegar' which is about 50p or so for a bottle around 550ml.

you will need to put some elbow grease into it, but you would with any product you used if you werent using a pressure washer.


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seedlings progress ... week 4

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