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Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:37

Ooh that wasn't there when I looked earlier. Sorry, Daintiness.

Help

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:34

1. Hibiscus syriacus  Bluebird.

2. cut them off just above the soil

3. cut off the flower head after it has died, leaving as much leaf as possible to build up the corm for next year.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:30

they're good but not psychic, Daintiness. Have you got a photo?

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:37

Echeveria up here in the midlands, collapse into a mush with the first frost. I also have gritty soil. The offsets root easily to keep on a windowsill indoors over winter.

WEEDS

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:03

What weedkiller did you use?'

Some are persistent and will last three years. Glyphosate needs the plant to be in the light so the weedkiller is transported to the roots. It is inactivated in soil.

Black plastic left on soil for a full year will kill most weeds.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:56

I dug some stray potatoes up today. Leftovers from last year. This year I didn't plant any fresh because I thought that for the return they were a waste of space. They made fantastic roasties. Now, do I order new seed potatoes for next year or not.?

It's been wet here today, but I think we have missed the worst of the weather.

Time for bed. Night,night everyone.

 

Blackberry

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:47

Is it too dry?

Blackberries are woodland plants and need some shade. A southern aspect would imply a lot of Sun.

fruit tres

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:43

No. You need an Apple rootstock to graft an Apple on to.

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:02

You could put a panel fence on your side. The hedge will not grow back from the dead wood. You have a horrrible view. Hide it.

As hogweeed says, a yew can be cut as hard as you like. But any hedge planted right on the boundary is likely to encroach.  Maybe a panel fence would be best , especially if you are short of space.

Oak Tree

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:57

Squirrels do it for me all the time.

Take your acorn. Bury it a couple of inches deep in a pot of soil. When the roots fill the pot, plant in the soil in final position. watch it grow for the next 100 years or so. Don't plant within 30feet of a house.

I spend more time pulling up squirrel planted ones.

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