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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:02

Peter, I could do all those things you suggested if I had more time!  But I was hoping for some quicker pointers!

Zoomer, thank you for providing me with a great one!    I didn't know about, but the site looks really promising.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:34

Hello DD - nice to know someone else has had the same problem as me!


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:30

Dove, for me the standard was ideal, as I have placed it in front of a gap above the boundary fence to provide screening from the neighbours' chidrens' play equipment.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:23

No nut, your advice is too valuable for that 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:48

Yes Dove, it is.  Will remove suckers forthwith.  Do you know how long any cuttings take to grow, and would they need to be grafted to something else to get the lollipop shape?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:33

Ha ha nut!  Yes it is - hadn't thought of that!


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:12

I have this pretty little willow tree.  It's about 5' high and has some leafy stems growing from near the base.  I wondered if these could be used for propagation, and if so, how?  How fast a grower is it?  I've only had mine four months.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:05

Thanks again Heather.  I have also put up a new post that doesn't include the word 'polycarbonate', but so far no reaction!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 23:04

Wow - some advice at last!  Thanks Z!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:27

What in your experience is the most versatile, easy to erect, draught free, convenient, well made etc. type?  Any pitfalls to watch out for?  Or particular extras to go for?  What kind of shelving is best?  What about ventilation?

Any advice would be most welcome!

Discussions started by happycottontail

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02
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