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Tulips - some white & slightly distorted foliage

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:59

Daffodils will increase in number and naturalise - the cool damp English climate suits them - tulips tend to deteriorate over a few years as they need hot dry summers to bake their bulbs.  I grow most of my tulip in pots and replace them every couple of years. 

any thoughts for long thin stretch next to driveway?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:50

I think if you're going to have a line of those narrow cypress or junipers, then that's all you should have - it would look really stylish and elegant - less is more.  

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:23

DWBs only do their tapping (to attract a mate) in the spring, usually April/May - would that tally with yours?

We always reckoned that DWB was much better to have in a building than woodworm - woodworm spreads much much quicker!

Cutting down a large yew tree

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:19

I agree with Artjak you need qualified Arboriculturists' advice - not just a jobbing chap with a chain saw certificate - lots of info here http://www.trees.org.uk/ and  https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=225 

Also, good yew timber can be valuable to furniture makers and wood turners - don't give it away for firewood - you could get a lovely yew wood bowl or something made for you in return for the timber. 

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:54

Hello - I'm not Nut, so I hope you and she don't mind me popping in here to suggest Death Watch Beetle - watch this and listen to the knocking  http://www.arkive.org/death-watch-beetle/xestobium-rufovillosum/video-09a.html 

I used to be involved with the renovation of old timber properties and the identification of DWB holes and activity 

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:30

Hello Sandysoil 

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:25

I think that we have to remember that the GW programme doesn't exist in isolation - it can be viewed along with the magazine and this website - A lot of what the programme does is to inspire and encourage - the education and advice can be obtained easily from the mag and the website. 

Tulips - some white & slightly distorted foliage

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:21

Tulips can contract viruses which cause discolouration of petals and leaves, and some distortion

Information here https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?PID=254 

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:04

Rockery

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:02

Lots of rockery information on this thread  

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/rockery/185221.html 

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