Latest posts by fidgetbones

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:35

We paid £400 for careful pruning of an oak with a tree protection order. It took three men a full day,  two on the ground, one swinging from ropes in the tree with a chain saw, and a large industrial shredder. I kept the shreddings for mulch and the log pile for wildlife. They have to pay for training, equipment, specialist protective clothing and public liability insurance.  Bargain.

if you pay a man with a chain saw who knocks on the door touting for work, dont be surprised if it all goes wrong.

Maybe your neighbour hates the sycamore but can't afford to have it removed safely. Have you tried talking to him and offering money towards the cost.?

Where is the Gardener's World website?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:19

You need the bbc website. This is the magazine website. Try the following link.

Split plum tree

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 22:40

bandage it up and use line props to support the branches. thin the plums.

Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:02

There was a nice big patch of it at Bressingham. I thought it would make a good filler for arrangements. Like gypsophila , only blueish.

Help with identity of mystery plant please

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:56

Limonium latifolium

Can anyone help identify these two fruit trees?

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:53

You may be able to get the types identified at an RHS apple day in  October.  They are run at most of the RHS gardens


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 20:48

Fur trees

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 16:19

They look like lawsons cypress. Do not cut back into old wood. They will not resprout from brown wood. Just lightly trim the green bits to keep in shape.

Dry clay soil

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 07:20

Organic material is the only thing that will do it. It holds water like a bath sponge. Add as much compost, finely shredded bark or well rotted farm yard manure as you can get.If you can get used mushroom compost from a mushroom farm, that is good, but it contains lime so don't use it on acid lovers such as azaleaa or rhododendrons. Adding  sand or grit is useless, it just makes concrete.

New raised beds in August!

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 22:16

Plant kale now to give you greens in spring.

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