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How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:22

I garden in Hampshire and Spring is about 30 days late I think. My display tulips are just setting off their big show, usually this is at the begining of May. My worry is that all the display bedding is under glass and really should be out harding off! 

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 11:25

very heavy snow when we woke at 6.00am - having a snow day at home, happy to watch it still heavily falling down


Planting between grasses

Posted: 12/04/2012 at 18:22

grasses are lovely, Rudbeckia would be good, there's a range of heights and colours, also Alliums could go in among the grasses.

Good luck

Need Advice On Moving A Hedge

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 13:26

I would leave it until next winter, it's likely to be shocked badly moving now, particularly with the lack of rainfall at present!

re the bamboo and to keep the English theme if you can't save the maple hedge why not use native hedging whips which are very cheap to buy in the winter.They will grow away very quickly on a well prepared site.

Need Advice On Moving A Hedge

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 16:06

Well you have a job on there!  Suggest you move the hedge in the winter!  Dig down both sides of the hedge now to form a gully maybe three / four inches wide, about foot or two away form the hedge cut through the roots and infill with sand and grit.  The plan being that the roots will become fibrous this summer ready to be moved in the winter. Even better would be very early Spring, March time. It is possible to shift hedges with this sort of prep. In Holland the tree nurseries move their trees every few years to keep the fibrous roots growing and that's how they can then sell fully grown trees to be planted in towns. Cut off the top growth this year or better weave it in, yes the trees/ hedges have the potential to get very big but weaving and shaping will keep it down.

bamboo grows very fast and you wouldn't need many plants, depending on the variety it can also be very invasive so take care!

Plastic Plant pots - recycled

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 15:55

I teach in a school where we do gardening with pupils. If your pots are cean and small 3 or 4 inch I imagine your local school would love them. Not the broken snail hotel carrier bags of tatty plastic which is old and brittle though!

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