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Gardeners world , beech grove

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 22:09

Ignorance and prejudice seems to be the norm for this poster Obelixx. 

Geoff was indeed a great promoter of 'natural gardening' when it was very unfashionable. He was seen as a bit weird  by many of the 'spray 'em and kill 'em' brigade. Hard to believe now! 


Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:44


Can someone please identify this plant

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 21:11


Bog Garden Multch

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 20:34

Glad you're getting so much enjoyment from it GD. Lots of hard work and tension along the way!    

If you add plenty of leaf mould or manure after a good watering, or at the end of winter, that will help retain moisture and the sun will be less of an issue. You can then top dress with bark to finish it all off.  Most of those plants will be fine with some sun as long as they don't get dried out down below. 

Skimmia limp & losing leaves

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 20:01

That's a huge amount of plants to have in that small planter Dorothy. Skimmias get pretty big. It could do with a planter that size on it's own.  Is there a reason you can't get it in the ground?  

You'll have to be vigilant with food and water for all those plants if they stay there. They'll soon use up all the available nutrients and soil, so you'll have to  move some of them on at some point to keep them all thriving. 

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:57

Old thread dredged up again by a first time poster.  There's a reason these products get removed from sale. I'll stick with my water based paints thanks  

What am I?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:50

Ooh err - sorry clara. nut will be right though! 

It does look very familiar though. 

Lavender plants

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:48

The feed has produced lots of soft new growth, but they clearly like their site. You might want to make the border a bit  wider as they're already encroaching on the  grass.

It also depends on variety as to the height they achieve, but the long stems are the ones which will carry flowers. I think there are buds there already  


Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:44

Usually slugs here - or the magpies. 

Is it just the remains left behind, or do you mean there are fruits lying on the ground?

What am I?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 19:42

Wood avens by the look of it. Geum urbanum. 

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