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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Juniper rockets

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:23

They look dead to me. When were they planted there and how much water have they had?  This has been a very dry year and if this was their first or second year, trees of that size will have needed quite a bit of water in order to establish. 

I presume there's landscaping fabric under the gravel - how close is the fabric to the base of the trees.  Although landscaping fabric should be water permeable, I'm yet to be convinced that it lets as much water through to the soil that falls as rain.


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:12

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Courtyard Tree

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:56

That will look pretty - the RHS gves this advice for planting trees

Recommendations for a 9ft high living, thin, hedge near a house

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:42

I agree with Fairygirl - replace the fence and grow pyracantha up it - if you can still see your neighbour in the shower either you or he should get a window blind -  that's what we did

Courtyard Tree

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:54

What variety of tree have you chosen?

Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:52

Or it could be one of  the smaller Iris reticulata

Iris bulb/corm

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:50

My thought is that it's a Dutch iris  - the sort that is popular with florists.  Is that what the bloom looks like?

Poisonous Berries

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:57

Have a look here - scroll down and you'll find Whitebeam.

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:49

I just leave mine on pads of kitchen roll on a sunny windowsill - they dry beautifully in a couple of weeks.

Roses in Winter

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Mary

I would shorten the roses themselves by one third, to help prevent them being wind-rocked, and I would wrap the pots (not the plants) in a few layers of bubblewrap to protect the pots (and the roots) from frost.  Apart from that they should be fine

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Grafting fruit trees

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