Dovefromabove


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Why-Oh-Why have I not done this before?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:56

Time for gardeners' refreshments 



Any hope for this?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:50

I wouldn't want to come back if it was me ... I don't think it feels very loved 


I don't wish to appear rude, and I realise that not everyone has much gardening experience, but that pot is too small for it, particularly if it was allowed to dry out last year ... and then, to be wound back and forth and tied to a stick with a piece of string ... 


Maybe a bigger container and some fresh compost (loam based John Innes No 3 so it doesn't dry out so easily) and it might think it's worthwhile making the effort.  


I'd also cut it hard back, which should encourage it to put out new shoots.


Good luck 

Stinking shrub

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:40
... or that the roots have got into some drains and caused a bit of a blockage ... that might account for the smell following rain 

 

Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 13:16

Good luck!  Let us know how you get on 

Moving a mature hydrangea now

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:50

Hydrangeas strike easily from cuttings ... even just in water.  Take some cuttings as well as transplanting the shrub .... just as insurance 


http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Hydrangea-from-Cuttings 

New leaves dying on laurel trees

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:46

We had a mild March, and everything started growing new leaves a bit early ... then we had some very cold winds and frosts just last week ... lots of new leaves have been damaged by the cold weather ... laurel is tough, it will recover and grow new ones.  

Apple Seed Help.

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:44

Agree with everything Bob has said.  


Having had children, one of who grew into a gardener   can I suggest that you build on their initial enthusiasm and get them growing seeds that will give them tangible results a bit sooner while they wait for their apple trees to mature ............ my daughter's first triumph was a bed of nasturtiums which later on played host to a crop of caterpillars , or as she called it ... A Butterfly Farm

Help! grass is growing in my compost mulch

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:39

I've got cosmos seedlings growing all over my veg patch from my own home made compost  ... not really a problem as I hoe the veg patch throughout the season to keep chickweed and other weeds under control.  At least we tend to grow veg in rows so we can tell which are the seedlings and which are the weedlings. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:05

Very sad .......... apparently he took a lot more risks than most climbers, aiming to climb faster and without oxygen ... 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 12:03

BL ........ you're lost ............ I'll signpost you to the May thread ............. 


http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/hello-forkers---may-edition/996310.html 


APRIL THREAD NOW CLOSED .......... 

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