Totally agree with Steephill and Pbff above.
You may like to read this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/help-needed-please-with-laurel-hedge-issues/656523.html
documenting Befuddled's management of his new laurel hedge, which started out much as yours did, with plants around 6 ft tall. You'll see that cutting back encouraged the hedge to thicken up and increase its rate of growth - there are pictures.
Yes antirrhinums, I get them popping up all over the place - no idea where they come from - I've not grown any in this garden and the last people didn't do anything in the garden.
I spread used compost which might contain vine weevil grubs onto a tarpaulin on the back lawn - the blackbirds and starlings help themselves, then the compost goes on the veg patch.
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Ah ... it was Chicky ... consideration is being given ........
Morning Hosta and the rest of you
Who was it who said obelisks? I shall have to read back ............
I've been banned from cleaning windows GWRS - last time I did it was a couple of days before Wonky's wedding and I did something painful to my back - spent the wedding dosed up on painkillers No matter how much I tell OH that it was only the dining room window that does that to me, 'cos it involves leaning across the sideboard, he won't let me clean any windows - he does them when he sees me with the equipment in my hands
Don't grass right up to the tree trunks - it's difficult to mow without damaging the bark of the trees, and it competes with the trees for water and nutrition - best to leave a bare circle around them - you could put some spring bulbs in around them ... little Siberian squills would look gorgeous, plant them and leave them to get on with it
Lily Pilly says:.... I have just read that a local group in the Clyde Valley ( once famous for its fruit growing) are asking folk with more apples than they need to donate them as the newly bottled juice is flying off the shelves. They will even come and get them! What a clever idea?!...
.... I have just read that a local group in the Clyde Valley ( once famous for its fruit growing) are asking folk with more apples than they need to donate them as the newly bottled juice is flying off the shelves. They will even come and get them! What a clever idea?!
Maybe they should take a leaf out of Joe Grundy's book and have a Cider Club
Powdery mildew takes hold when a plant is weakened - drought is a common cause of plant growth being weakened, but it's not the only cause.
Good morning all G'day Pat if you're around
Im still in bed
Why is it so difficult to be an England manager? To me it's simple - just ask yourself what Sir Bobby Robson would have done - if you can't imagine him doing something then you shouldn't do it either. Seemples!
Glad you're connected BL But clean windows? Steady on there!