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Shrub I'D please

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 14:46

Philadelphus ( orange blossom) will have sweet scented flowers.

Hawthorn Hedge Brown Leaves

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 12:31

When you contact the council, use a few buzz phrases like 'Native hedge grown for wildlife",  "roosting and nesting birds losing habitat"  "criminal damage to another persons property"(yours)

Good luck.

Hawthorn Hedge Brown Leaves

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 12:21

I would complain to the council. Emphasise that if the hedge dies, you will want it replacing with another of equal size and type. That should put the wind up them. I have a buddleja growing in front of the front wall, and bulbs, and the council know not to  spray there, when they go round spraying the bus stops, manhole covers etc.  They sprayed it one year, I made such a fuss they have never done it since.

Hawthorn hedges are pretty bombproof once established, which that is, dryness and frosts wont touch them. The soil will be dry under a hedge, the hedge wants a lot of water in summer, but the roots will go down a long way. Put a soaker hose on it, but complain to the council to make sure they don't do it again.  If it dies, get a solicitor to send a letter demanding the full cost of replacing with established hedge, not seedlings. You can buy large hedging by the metre from specialists who will install it for you.


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 11:21


Too hot to be in the sun, so I have watered and will wait until the veg patch is in shadow.

Best way to get rid of Creeping Cinquefoil?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 11:14

They have long taproots, digging out is nigh impossible in flower beds, let alone lawns

A weedkiller suitable for lawns is the only way.

Hawthorn Hedge Brown Leaves

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 10:07

What is the other side of the hedge? Has someone been spraying weedkiller?, because that looks like weedkiller damage. My hawthorn hedge was brown last year, but it had a lot of rust on it. I don't think that is rust.

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Weed or amazing find?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 09:50

Easy to pull out though. I have seen a gorgeous double at Crug farm, however it apparently does not seed true . Seed of double flowered form I bought has not germinated.

Weed or amazing find?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 09:09

If it opens as yellow, or possibly orange, it is Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh poppy. It is perennial, but short lived...two or three years. It does seed all over the place though.

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:39


It won't grow here.

blue strawberry

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 22:23

I complained to eBay about the weird non existent flowers and veg being sold from China, but nothing is done about it.

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