Dovefromabove


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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.  

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:01

That's not going to get that tall, only 1.5m or so. 

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:59

That's one of the honeysuckles - don't know which one but someone here may recognise it 

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:13

There's some info on storing maincrop potatoes here  http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/vegetable/potatoes/potatoes-harvest-store.php 

By my rough calculations you will need to grow approx 6 metres long of potato rows for every  25kg of potatoes.  

 

 

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:33

I think that storage of main crop potatoes through the winter will be a major difficulty, unless you have a dark and  cool but frostfree shed available.

That's a lot of potatoes.

Removing years of neglected to lay a lawn

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:28

You may be absolutely right - it may be the sort of space where  a lawn is nigh on impossible - my last garden was a small and very shady north facing inner city space - no way would a lawn have worked there - but a paved circle and some beds around it with trellis and climbers and a tiny water feature ,gave us a lovely place to sit out and have a drink or three on a summer evening after a hard day at the salt mine!!!

And we even grew a few veg there too 

I think it would be a good idea to have a real appraisal of the garden - the direction it faces, how much sun it gets, type of soil in the area and possible drainage problems.

Then look at the types of garden that would work in those conditions and see which/if any appeal to Steven .......... at least  that would give us something to work on ....

 

Uploading photos

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:17

Check your Settings - under forum settings there's one where you can opt for Basic Edit or Advanced Edit.  If you select Advanced Edit and then Save Changes, when you come back to the forum you should have a toolbar above where you type your post.  This will have a little green tree icon on it.

If none of that makes sense give us a shout! 

Lupin Troble

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:44

It may be - try moving it into the shade and see if that improves matters.

 Lupins are quite fleshy plants and need lots of moisture so hot sunshine can cause them to flop. 

But remember, if it's in the shade it won't need as much water as previously - you don't want to overdo it and make it boggy 'cos then you're creating the perfect conditions for various fungal infections to move in.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:18

Me too 

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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