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Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 16:42

Make a little ramp

Yew tree planting

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 16:40

Mushroom compost tends to have an alkaline pH level, so it wouldn't be good for Yew which prefers ericaceous soil


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:43

Move them when the leaves have fallen off, prune them back too


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 16:42

Most iris are fully hardy and don't need a fleece cover


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 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.

Cutting back a pathway

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 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.


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 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!

Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 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.

Sweet pea seeds

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 14:07

They need to go brown and dried out.

Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 10:50

You could render them and paint it

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Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Garden Festival 
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Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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I'm making a bug hotel 
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