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Plants with Purpose

Posted: Yesterday at 04:42

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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 22:01

Have a good journey and a marvellous holiday LilyP 

Snuggling under duvet ... Night night all 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 18:48

Collapsed on the sofa ... this time we're full of Coronation chicken, Charlotte potatoes and Little Gem salad.  Very happy 

And yes, the Boyfriend/husband cardi is finished and sewn up ... just got to get the buttons tomorrow. 

OH's new jumper has been started 

Dye for pond water

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 16:27

We get ours via Amazon ... do they dispatch to Guernsey?

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:45

My mind is boggled ............. sounds like his is as well .................. RHS trained 

Maybe he should read this 

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:17

Snap! Nut 

Laurel planted too close??

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 14:16

No idea what he was thinking but it wasn't about gardening 

I'd plant them as you've said ... A staggered double row if you want if particularly thick but I don't think cherry laurel really needs that. 

Does he know what he's doing in other gardening tasks?  Has the ground been prepared properly?  

Is he a trained gardener or a jobbing lawn cutter and hedge trimmer? 

Is he willing and capable of doing the job properly if you get him back to remedy the bad work ?

Quercus ilex arrives multistem when want specimen tree

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:57

I think it'll look great ........ good luck  and enjoy 

Is it possible to restrict the size of a tree?

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:35
Pretty Pink Flowers says:

...  How much damage could a dogwood branch cause if it were to come crashing down? 

See original post

 Not a lot ... it's not something that'd worry me. 

Pot Size

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 12:25

The shape of the pot will not influence the way it grows other than, if the pot isn't deep enough for the roots you'll have a very unhappy and stunted plant which doesn't look good and which may be unhealthy and suffer from drought and die. 

The Eucalyptus gunnii I can see from here is taller than all the houses around here.  

To make them grow bushier you coppice them  regularly every year or so like this 

However, you'll still need a substantial container to grow it in if you can't plant it in the ground ... something the size of a small skip comes to mind ... I don't think it's a good idea at all.  

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Fungi ... Radio 4 9am this morning

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