Latest posts by Forester2

Planting a screen

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:16

We have pyracantha at the bottom of our garden which screens overlooking bedroom windows.  We also have it mixed with holly and yew.  The hedge is very busy with birds.  The pyracantha however is vicious to trim so I have a 'hedge man' come annually to slice the top off.   

Photina Red Robin

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:41

It is really best to wait till spring Elizabeth.  Having said that I have just chopped mine right down as it got much too big - it has now two chances.  If you don't want to spoil yours I would wait though or you could risk a very gentle trim now.


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 16:34

Obelixxk, pauper, Steve and Fairy - Yes, cardboard is good, but I would have to find lots and worse than that, lots of rocks and bricks to hold it down.  I don't have a car to collect all the stuff so I think it is going to have to be dig and leave.  Thanks for all your ideas though - wonderful people.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:39

Good point KT53 -  I have just looked up weed suppressant fabric on-line and it would be very expensive for the area that needs covering.  Therefore I think I have now ditched the idea and will have to dig it all over again in the spring.


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:18

Thanks for that Dave.


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:33

I have just dug over two sections of the allotment and I am considering covering these areas with tarpaulins this year to discourage weeds from growing before the spring. Has anyone else done this in the past and found it successful and also, if so, what type was used and where is the best place to purchase. 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:33

Have you posted a picture Amanda?  Sorry can't see it yet. If you are having trouble let us know and someone will help. 

Trouble posting pictures.

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:20

Fine here as well.  Picture popping up everywhere.

Any ideas anyone?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 14:04

It almost looks like the succulant leaves of the house plant referred to as the 'money plant' but in a prostrate form.  No idea what it is though.

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:14

My hydrangea (not the same variety as yours) can look sad from time to time and all it wants is a good drink - and I mean a good drink - several watering cans at a time. It soon perks up.  So try giving more water than you think it needs as a starter.

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