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cutting back tree branches

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:55

How big are the trees? Could you tackle them yourself with a pair of loppers?

If not you will have to bite the bullet and get a tree surgeon in. Make sure it is someone who knows what they are doing, not just some itinerant with a chainsaw, knocking on doors looking for work.

Rose not planted correctly

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:52

When was it planted. If it is within a week or so, you could replant it now. Much more than that and I would wait until winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:50

I make blackcurrant jam so that we have it with porridge all through the winter.

bougainvillea problems

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:32

Has it  been watered.?

If it is not too dry, then I would just deadhead it. If you cut all the flowered area off, new shoots should then reflower.

A feed of something with high potash (tomato food or similar) might help reflowering.

Unknown plant

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:27

Use the tree icon to the right of the tool bar to upload images.

......the good guys

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:57

I've still got a picotee hellebore in a pot from ashwood.  I went overboard on my last visit, I haven't found a space for it yet. If you visit in  February, verdun, we'll never get you out.

Brilliant tearooms and good cake too.

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:46

It depends on the evergreen. Lawson cypress will grow slower than the dreaded Leylandii. The faster it grows ,the more you will have to clip it to keep it under control.

You could try a trellis panel with a climber on such as clematis or an evergreen honeysuckle instead.

strawberry virus

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 05:40

The virus is usually spread by aphids. Planting a new bed next to infected plants is likely to lead to the virus spreading.

Clear the old plants out and buy new virus free certified plants from a reputable supplier.

Need suggestions for privacy tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:04

More than two evergreens together is counted as a hedge and you can be made to keep it to 2metres high. Deciduous you can grow higher.

You could grow Beech, copper or green. It would take a few years to reach 7ft though.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:48

I bet the other sparrows think hes a bit flash.

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