Latest posts by FloBear

Unhappy Acer

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 09:05

Ellen36, it's probably much drier than you imagine, right next to that wall and, as others have said, it may be too draughty as well.

I have two growing successfully in pots on the west facing side of my house and they are also sheltered by the side of the conservatory. They don't get a lot of sun but it's bright there. And of course, I have to keep them watered.

Submerged pond pumps/filters

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 16:28

How old is your pond GD2 (excuse the abbreviation) ? If it's in its first year it will take quite a long time to settle unless entirely filled with rain-water. Sun will react with the nutrients in the pond and blanket weed will have a field day. There are a multitude of other reasons too and even well established ponds suffer from time to time. 

I too have my pond pump on a shelf just a few inches under the water - only needs de-clogging once in a blue moon.

Last edited: 31 July 2017 16:29:08

Leaf mould

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 16:21

Depends on the leaves, Annie 17. I believe things like oak and beech are relatively quick whereas others take longer. I usually get a decent result in 2 years, 3 at most. 

Moving a Japanese anemone

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 15:34

Exactly, Hostafan! And several more a foot or two away where they've crept underground.

Moving a Japanese anemone

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 15:30

In my experience, Japanese Anemones are impossible to kill so I would say go ahead!

Others, of course, may beg to differ.


Posted: 28/07/2017 at 15:21

I have the yellowy version which is, I believe, less vigorous. It took a couple of years to settle in but is now vey happy and berry-ful.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:06

The first one has similar leaf shape and arrangement to horse-chestnut - and the right colour flowers.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:54

Oooh, that's reassuring, waterbutts!

Thank you.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:43

Looks quite like hebe pinguifolia pagei. Smallish sprays of white flowers in Spring.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:37

With much huffing and puffing, excavating and sawing, I've managed to dig out an unwanted hazel tree/shrub. I've got out as much root as I can manage, down to about 10ins, and would prefer to leave it at that. However, I cannot find out if hazel regenerates from roots left in the ground.

Does anyone have any experience that will guide me as to what to do next? I'm hoping that the answer will be - nothing!

The area is going to have some paving put over it and a seat on that.

Many thanks.

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