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05 Oct 2015 16:42
Make a little ramp
05 Oct 2015 16:40
Mushroom compost tends to have an alkaline pH level, so it wouldn't be good for Yew which prefers ericaceous soil
01 Oct 2015 16:43
Move them when the leaves have fallen off, prune them back too
01 Oct 2015 16:42
Most iris are fully hardy and don't need a fleece cover
01 Oct 2015 16:41
Roses should be planted in a different place as you get rose replant disease. Some people say that using mycorrhizal fungi when planting can stop this happening. I also once read about digging a big hole putting a large cardboard box into the hole, filling the box with new soil, and then planting into this. The theory being that by the time to box has rotted the plant will be well established.
30 Sep 2015 14:36
Apples can be pruned after leaf fall during winter. I don't recognise the shrub, the leaves look similar to Buddleja, but the flowers don't. As it is flowering now I would say that you should prune it at the end of winter.
30 Sep 2015 14:34
One of my magazines said to pick them once the first ones start to fall off, obviously this advice is no good if your pears have any disease as those are likely to fall off prematurely!
30 Sep 2015 14:30
Beechgrove Garden did a test and silver marker came out best, but they didn't tell us the make. I buy a fine black marker from the Dahlia Society table when I see them at flower shows, it doesn't fade from sunlight, it is made by Edding. Sharpies are no good they fade in sunlight.
30 Sep 2015 14:07
They need to go brown and dried out.
10 Sep 2015 10:50
You could render them and paint it
03 Jul 2015 10:30
Do they look like the prickly outdoor cucumbers?
03 Jul 2015 10:13
Pick them off, remove any eggs, then cover the plants with butterfly netting
31 Mar 2015 14:06
Check the soil for vine weevil grubs
30 Mar 2015 15:47
'strong diluted' - how is that going to work???
24 Mar 2015 09:24
I've seen that before in more exotic climates, I think that's what they are supposed to do
24 Mar 2015 09:18
When I did my college course I had to do 200 plant I.D's with common and latin names, we were given the phonetic pronunciation along with the latin spelling. Once you have learnt the basics you can work out how to pronounce new words.
24 Mar 2015 09:15
The water should soak through, although it may be slow. Try pouring a bucket of water on top to see how long it takes. I have membrane down in my front garden and I never water the plants there.
23 Mar 2015 14:35
You need a minimum depth of 15cm of soil to grow turf
19 Mar 2015 16:54
Do you water them with cold water? That will make them sulk and droop until they warm up again
17 Mar 2015 09:49
Most deciduous shrubs are best moved in early autumn, you would have to water it a lot if you moved it now.