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My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:14

Thank you sotongeoff, the wood does look quite grim at the top so I will have a look tomorrow, weather permitting of course. Its been pouring down hear in Bournemouth on and off all day.

lilly of the valleys

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:02

I've got lily of the valley and I just leave them to do their own thing. I agree that they can become invasive but I just try and remove them if they get too bad. I've had them for years and they have'nt been any trouble.

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 18:57

My Acer has lots of beautiful leaves at the bottom and none at the top. It is growing in a large pot and has done really well in past years. I've had it for approximately 10 years and looked after it well. It is situated in a sheltered spot but it still gets sunshine   and just looks beautiful with its blood red leaves. Should I cut off the part that hasn't got leaves or just leave it as it is. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks 

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 18:42

I have found the same with B & Q compost and their gro bags. I lost a lot of plants through using it a few years ago and I've never used again. I planted my tomato plants into their grow bags and some of them just died and I hardly had any toms to pick on what I had left. It is better to pay a little more and get good quality compost.

Talkback: Gardening theft

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 15:34

Hi my late father-in-law had an allotment in Bournemouth and they planted Hawthorn all the way round the parimater and of course it made it a haven for birds. Might be worth a try if you all club together to get the plants. Hope you can stop them, these people are just awful. But you know what they say, "what goes around comes around" so they will pay in the end.

USE BY DATE ON SEEDS

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 18:12

Hi Eileen, my father-in-law passed away last August and I have all his seed packets. I have sown Celeriac seeds and these were ten years old and they have germinated and are growing very well in my greenhouse. I've also sown Brussel Sprouts, these were also over ten years old and they have also germinated. If I were you  I would give some of them a go, start some off on a piece of wet kitchen roll and those that start growing you can pot them into small modules and grow them on, its worth a try. 

Acers

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 17:43

Hi David, I have one of these as well, I've had mine for over ten years and it is only growing leaves at the bottom this year, the top doesn't look too good at all. My Acer is in a pot and sheltered from the cold winds. It has grown so well up until now, I have loved it and looked after it really well. Hopefully someone will be able to help us.

lawn problems

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 15:22

HI Mike, I read in March edition of Gardeners World that these bees are called Tawny mining bees and they build their nests in sunny lawns and borders from March to May. They say that these bees are harmless and do not sting. Gardeners World says they are at risk as gardeners often mistake the mounds for ants nest. I don't know how many you have in your lawn but if you can, try and leave them where they are, bees need all the help they can get. Good luck

Eradicating ivy

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 17:55

Hi Abbie, try Roundup it works wonders on bind weed and I have found it does the job on Ivy as well. Spray it onto the leaves and hopefully it should work, you may need to do it a few times. Good Luck

Non Flowering Daffodills

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 17:49

Thank you Kate, they are in quite a sunny position and yes I do remove spent flowers but I will lift them this year and replant and hopefully they should be flowering better next year. At least I've got a few in flower, so its not all bad.

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