Sitting here in our sitting room watching a pair of wrens investigating the Clematis cirr. 'Freckles' on the trellis fence by the front window - they've been doing this for a week now - are they going to nest there ? This could be very exciting
Also clear grass from around the base of shrubs and trees. You should have a circle of bare soil around them at least a couple of feet in diameter - this should stop the moss affecting them. It will also enable you to feed, water and mulch your shrubs and stop the grass competing with them for water and nutrition.
In the spring use a 4 in 1 spring lawn treatment - this will kill the moss and weeds and feed the grass. You'll need to rake out the dead moss and thatch and I would also spike the lawn to improve drainage.
Sorry - got distracted by post arriving. Meant to say good to see you here too.
We lost Ma in April, a year after Pa passed, so I'm officially an orphan now, but as I've been retired three years now it had to happen sometime
They like rootling through low growing shrubby growth that is similar to a hedge-bottom. Also Acanthus Mollis is reputedly a favourite haunt of theirs, but it can be a bit of a thug so beware.
Good morning all
Just getting up ... Am visiting son today ...
Removal of tree went well and has improved that bit of the garden. More shrubs planted to provide hedgehog habitat, but I think old Hefty didn't survive the mild winter of last year. We don't see him any more, but there are others around
Not sure how root trimming will help unless you also reduce the size of the top growth?
It looks as if the roots are already struggling to support the plant.
I should think it's very hungry - how long has it been in that pot? when was it last fed?
I don't think that pot is big enough.
Google scale insects - there are several types - I think that's what it is, but also google wooly aphid just to compare and rule it out.