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Hedge problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:44

As others have said, cut it back even further than you dare!  Then clear out any rubbish from the base and in February give it a good sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone.  You'll have a lovely hedge by next summer.

When you trim the hedge, try to trim it to an A shape, wider at the base than the top.  You'll get a hedge which is green from top to bottom that way 

Talkback: Currants and gooseberries to grow

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:45

Xenia has thorns when it's young, but when it's older it's virtually thornless  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/gooseberry-xenia/ 

Walled garden with cottage to rent

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:41

And if someone's going to put a lot of time and energy (and money)  into the property, then a long secure tenancy would be more likely to get the right tenants.

Fox Gloves from seed

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:06

Nut's right - plant them out now.  Don't panic when they disappear over the winter; they'll reappear in the spring 

It's my birthday

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:53

Happy Birthday Hogweed 

EEEK!!! orange ants

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:46

No more than any other ants - they can undermine the roots in dry weather - this may be of help http://www.antnest.co.uk/species.html 

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:28

Pencilled in 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:12

Lovely laburnum walk - and (speaking as an artist) I think that figure in the distance gives the picture a good sense of scale 

A good friend lived and worked for several years at Bodnant and is staying there at the moment  - lucky her!

Transplanting Roses

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 12:07

If you're not going to have time later on, then prepare the new sites well, dig as big a rootball as possible and go for it.

When you dig them up use a large sheet of strong plastic or similar to slide the plant's roots onto and carry it like that, then gently ease it into the new hole.  That way the soil won't crumble away from around the roots and the rootball should stay intact.

Water in and mulch with some well-rotted manure and all should be well.

Good luck 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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