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Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 08:52

Dave's method is a simple way of rejuvenating if you don't want to start afresh. It also works well with Dianthus. I  peg bits down with wire to fill gaps and  I expect you could also do that with lavender. 

Blanket weed!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 08:49

Watercress works very well. I've always used it and it couldn't be easier - just chuck it in as Foolio says. If it roots anywhere you don't want it, it's easy to pull out. If it's a big pond and you can't reach all areas easily, you can always put it in a basket to keep it contained. It works because it absorbs the nutrients that the blanket weed feeds on. 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:09

Snap Mark!  


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:09

Lobelia cardinalis Dixie 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 19:38

Peat - you're taking that too far....

Wish I'd had a partner who'd worked overseas for 90% of the year...

Lynne - you'll have plenty of wildlife for a pond if you build them a nice 'Des Res'. If you build it - they will come....

Of courser - you'll need some nice cover for all the little froglets, so you will have to go and buy plants 


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:54

It's ok Peat - if Lynne gets any grief from her hubbie - he might end up under the patio 


Hosta care

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:22

I'd say they're just finished and dying back now.  If they're big enough to roughly fit a 7"/8" pot, they'd probably be big enough to split. I'm guessing if you got them last year and they've matured through the current year then they'd be that sort of size. A pic would be helpful 

ID needed please on this shrub and advice if possible to be dug out and moved?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:59

Good thinking Welsh! 

Lily - I often wonder if GCs and nurseries give appropriate advice when people buy bay trees up here. Unless you've got a conservatory or greenhouse for overwintering it's no use having them. Or maybe they hope the customers will just keep coming back for another when the first one dies...


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:18

If you can stick some pix on here as you go along, then you'll get advice and help with any problems too Lynne. It's always handy if others have had hands on experience of building or constructing things - you can learn by the mistakes they've made!

not that I've ever had to do that myself of course...

ID needed please on this shrub and advice if possible to be dug out and moved?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:13

I do that all the time Lily - when anyone mentions  Laurel,  I think of the bog standard one - it's because the bays aren't always very hardy in our weather! 

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