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Yew Hedges - too dangerous near toddlers?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:43

If your yew is regularly pruned/clipped, it is unlikely to have berries. Yew makes a nice hedge. There are lots of poisonous things in gardens. Most are so bitter that kids are likely to spit them out.

As they get older, teach them that they don't put anything in their mouths unless you have OK'd it.

Wisteria climbing inside!

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:38

cut it back hard and keep it well pruned, and it will flower its socks off.


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:36

You cant keep it till next november(2014)

Try planting it in a pot of gritty compost and plant out when you're ready.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:56

My other half always refers to seed and plant catalogues as garden porn. He says they're totally unrealistic, but I  sit and drool just the same.

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:40

I'm not expecting flowers until the year after. If I get enough seedlings, part of the veg patch might get sacrificed.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:21

 I am going to get hellebores from Ashwood at Kingswinford when they are in flower in Spring.  Lots of really nice ones in their photo gallery.

They have an open garden on 28th September. I'm hoping to persuade OH for a day out. Maybe this time we will go North instead of South , when we hit the M5

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 22:17

I like chiltern seeds too.

 Although I am getting quite excited by some touchwood aquilegias. Double yellow frilly ones- just germinated.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:13

Are you sure Mr Hungry bee is not Mrs?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:09

I've picked apples and plums, and cut up a tray of windfalls for freezing.

Fish and chips for tea, I've not got time to cook.

transplanting tree

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:22

The sapling would not use the old root system . I think you are confused about grafting, where a top is grafted on to a live rootstock. If the old tree is dead, you need to clear it out before replanting.

 If the old tree died of honey fungus or something like that, you would have a major problem.

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