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Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:40

Dig as large a rootball as you can so that you don't cut through any major roots,  and as long as your friend prepares the planting area well and looks after it, it should transplant.

Tell your friend not to panic if some of the leaves turn brown and fall, there will undoubtedly be some transplant shock doing it at this time of year.

It would be better if you could wait until the autumn to move it.

Good luck 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:19

I've checked with MIL - I can stay with her overnight in South Lincs so I'll be fresh as a daisy 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:16

I like the way that the 'neat bits', straight lawn edges and rows of vegetables etc, accentuate the lush burgeoning bounteous overspillng of the flower beds and the rambling scrambling nature of the climbers on the fences and trellises and the wildness of the little wilderness.

For me, you can't have one without the other 

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:10

Mike - there's absolutely no point in re-inventing the wheel.  If the information is out there and you've shown us where it is, then 'Job Done' - tick it off the list 

Plant id please, just leaves at the mo.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:08

No, I'm going down the salad leaf route - possibly an oak-leaf type lettuce.

Can you remember what things you bought and we'll see if these look like any of them

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:02

Mike - I am chuffed - I've always felt that as I got older there would be a bit of the "Waiting for God Diana" character about me - you may be the first to have spotted it   


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all 

The weather gods are watering the garden again .... think they plan to keep on doing it until the weekend - bring a mac Chicky, although I think Sunday promises to be drier 

I'm going to meet up for lunch today with a gardening foodie friend to swap some tomato plants   Must find some labels for the ones I'm giving her  - at the moment the pots are in trays and only one of each is labelled. 

By the way folks - the Met Office are warning of some chilly nights in their UK forecast for the first bit of June  !!!

Hardening off - is this a good way?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:38

Just thought I'd mention that the Met Office UK forecast mentions the likelihood of some chilly nights during the first half of June - it doesn't say how chilly ................ 

what is this?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:38

I agree with Maggienewgardener - Calendula officinalis - the seedheads are a clear giveaway 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 19:50

Fishy, all spare tyres are strictly ignored on this forum - they are purely reserves of energy, like with camels 

You're quiet and retiring and you love poetry - then you're an 'Early Cowslip' (John Clare) 

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