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Plant ID

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 22:49

I find Diascias don't survive the winter in the East Mids. Try to take cuttings now if you can.


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 22:20

Its a phormium. (New Zealand flax)

You can dig it up and split it. It may split your spade first though. They are tough buggers.  Thats why the council use them in landscaping a lot.  Pretty much vandal proof.  Wear gloves while handling the leaves, they are pretty tough and will cut  delicate skin.


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 21:42

Well, I had a look, but even with Physics, Chemistry and Biology A levels, and a B. Sc Hons, its a bit heavy going. Should sort out Hostafans insomnia though.

Ploskorez garden tools

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:45

advert reported.

5 ids this time please!!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 22:18

Bottom white flower is a Cistus.

Grass & Raspberry Canes

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:17

while the bed is empty of any choice plants, spray all  new shoots of undesirables with glyphosate.

What to do with a bed under a large holm oak

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 16:39

I would just put a thick mulch under it, to the drip line, and leave it. Unless the canopy is lifted to let in light, most things will be stunted. Some things will tolerate dry shade, mainly spring flowerers like pulmonarias and spring bulbs.


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:27

I buy single types for my pots, and often get sent mixed bags of something as an extra. I shove any mixes in anywhere there is a gap. Also last years pot bulbs go in gaps. Tulips tend to fade away after a few years. Some daffs get stronger and stronger.  The more choice the daff, the more likely it is to disappear.

I had a huge bag of daffs for a fiver from Lidl a couple of years ago, and planted them on the grass verge. They brighten the place up in Spring. I'm trying to get neighbours to do the same.

pruning blackberries

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:21

Canes produced this year, fruit next year, except for Reuben whuch fruits the same year. Normally with blackberries you train all new shoots one way this year, and the other way next year. That makes it easier to cut out spent canes.   How big is your support frame? Can you make it bigger. ?If you cut down the new shoots, you will lose a lot of next years fruit.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 09:31

Still grey and breezy here near Nottingham.

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