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Help my hedge is dying

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:55

That's about what we've got (with the trellis on top) and no one has objected. 

Of course, there is now legislation about high hedges too http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=408 

 

When do I harvest Scarlet curly kale

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:52

I've not grown Scarlet Kale, but I have grown ordinary Curly Kale and I've never harvested it until the cold weather strikes us - I find it's a good crop that stands the bad weather when other veg are scarce.  

Have you staked it?  I've always tied mine to a stout cane to prevent wind damage in the  winter.

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:10

Hi jen

Which way does it face and what's the soil like?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:55
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Pretty hot here.  Wheres verdun.... out taking photos?

I reckon he's either surfing or sitting in the shade eating Roskilly's ice cream 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50356.gif?width=96&height=99&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:51

Wondered where you'd got to Panda   You have a PM.

Uploading photos

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:42

Chortle!!!

Or possibly a sign like this? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50351.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:38

I think there's going to be a Big Upgrade one of these days Berghill - but until then, will this do? 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50350.gif?width=94&height=173&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:36
Clarington wrote (see)

......... I did apply to become a carer but the whole family forced their opinion on me that is was far beneath me ...............

That's so sad - there's nothing more worthwhile in my opinion - and bdooly tough work too and needs people with a brain, tenacity and common sense.  My daughter works for Mencap - she and the majority of her colleagues are graduates.   

Helping apple trees' recovery from heavy deer browse

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:32

Hi LinLin 

Can you post us a picture of the trees please?  

To post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then you'll get instructions on uploading photos from a pc.

 I'm afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet!

Help my hedge is dying

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:30

I'm afraid that's as good as it's going to get   Cupressus don't like their sides being trimmed more than a fraction.  

I can see why you wanted its width reduced - it's taking up a lot of your garden. 

What about getting rid of them and having a tall trellis fence and covering it with evergreen clematis and some roses or something like that?  You'd get the privacy without it using almost all of your garden.  

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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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