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Bugs on Vibernum Opulus

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:33

Hi Cloudfairy

Photos would be good - to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.


no flowers

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:30

Do you ever see pigeons in the tree? or bullfinches?


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:26
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

SGL is a Ross-ette too, so she's got to be on the Poldark express. Didn't know TOPBIRD and DOve were fans as well, have to book a bigger venue.  Anyone else climb to speak =


Oh, from the beginning, but I just smoulder quietly

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:19

  Sounds like the start of a song

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:50

Hi Wayne - that sounds like a garden full of potential you have there - we had similar when we moved here - as Pauline says, take your time - it'll all happen - looking forward to seeing your pics


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:37

Lily P - my son used to do business with China - they seerm to have a totally different understanding of procedures to everyone else - in the end he just gave up    I'm sure your family will get it all sorted eventually, but it will have to be done the way the Chinese want (and may, in our experience, cost more money ).

Russians in general seem far more pragmatic and reasonable.  (His ex is Russian and he's done a lot of travelling there.)

KEF, sorry you didn't enjoy your day - you should've come down to Cromer

Panda - I admire your determination

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:57

Bavbulbs - are they planted deeply enough?  The bulbs need to be at least 4" under ground  - if they're too shallow that can prevent flowering.

Good luck

Buddleia dying

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:38

That looks much better - rejuvenated!

Just an idea, next year - about the time that the contract gardeners usually perform their carry out their annual decimation of living matter in the garden - get a large sheet of cardboard and place it between the buddleia and the fence for a week or so until they've done their worst - it should help protect it from any 'splashes' of noxious stuff. 

It won't look that beautiful for a few days, but it'll look better than a semi-dead shrub

Corkscrew hazel

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:32

Just cut them out, otherwise they'll take over.  Sometimes corkscrew hazel will tend to revert like this, but if you cut the straight branches out as soon as possible there's no real problem.

What to plant on a long, narrow bank?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:09

We had a similar (but very overgrown) bank when we moved here - we did what Curmudgeon suggested, creating a retaining wall two sleepers high, held in place with reinforcing rods drilled through the two sleepers and hammered into the ground about 18*.  We then backfilled with topsoil and now have a good herbaceous border - although ours is northfacing and shady.

 The Shady Bank in its first spring.

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