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Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:58

I usually cut them back roughly in November, to avoid wind-rock loosening the roots in the winter, then cut them right back as I said, to knee height in the spring - pruning to an outward facing bud and taking out very thin or crossing branches right out.

Autumn leaves

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:53

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:27

Yes Verdun, they'll have to wait until next year to use them, but they do work 

However Lawn Grub Killer contains Provado and is being withdrawn at the end of this month because of the ban due to concerns that it is killing bees.  See the link I posted.

Selling it after 30th September will be an offence, as will using it after the end of November.

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:50

Far better to apply nematodes as explained here

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:41

Hello folks - not a lot of gardening done here today - visiting Aged Ps instead - but lots of washing got blown dry in the sunshine, raspberries and runner beans have been picked, hedgehog food has been put out, bird feeders filled and the lid on the grow house has been closed a bit more than it was.

And a glass of wine has been drunk 

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:24

I chop them right down to knee height every spring.  


Posted: 28/09/2013 at 17:41

Will do Chicky   I've told OH so between us we should remember 

Garden height

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 17:02

Hi Martin and Welcome

By my calculations (not always reliable I concede) you need about 7 tons of screened topsoil at between £20 - £40 per ton depending on quality, plus delivery - it'll come in Big Bags and you'll have to barrow it to where you want it.

Yes, you'll need to protect your fence from rotting - the best way would be to refence using concrete gravel boards at the base.

This is going to be a big and quite expensive job - there are other ways to diferentiate the garden from the patio - what about a bricked raised bed?  

You'd have to have some sort of brick edging if you raised the garden anyway.

We're training an espalier pear a bit like a fence between our terrace and the garden.


blanching celery

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 16:50

Info here johnwatson

it's an American site but the info on blanching transplants well 


Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 16:44

What things Star gaze lily, and where? Are you using a laptop, pc or ipad or what?

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