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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:48

I would just leave them where they are and put down slug pellets (or an inorganic deterrent if you are averse). I find slugs don't go for my clematis.

Greenhouse - reglaze or buy a new one ?!

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:46

Bit of a tricky job putting it up with no instructions! Try it first and if all well get the glazier round to measure it. Can you fit polycarbonate instead of glass? Will the thickness be the same? Was it glass originally? And were the curved panels polycarbonate or Perspex type stuff on the old one?


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:07

The standard advice would to be dig the new hole first and then dig out the plant with as big a rootball as you can manage. Transfer, give it a general purpose feed and keep well watered for at least through the summer. If it is going into a windy position I would stake it as well for the first year and copious amounts of water.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:56

It looks as though it is a bit leggy. I would chop it back to about 18 inches now. Mine has stayed quite green looking this winter as well.


Bramble covered old, dry stone wall

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:51

Spray the brambles with weedkiller after chopping them back to about a foot, 18 inches. Once they are completely dead try and dig out. If impossible cut back as close to the wall as possible. Replant with whatever but keep an eye on the old bramble roots and respray carefully if necessary.

problem with peat free compost

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:47

Or rake it back into the compost.


Have I killed my bay trees?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:44

They sound and look very much beyond life! However, miracles do happen!

General purpose feeding

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:42

I use pelleted chicken manure as a spring feed for everything in my garden.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 23:03

Could be that they have dried out with a constant wind. I think a good copious water, a general fertiliser feed, a thick mulch will help. And take a couple of feet off them if you are brave enough. And keep them well watered all this year. Lots of water at decent intervals rather than a few drips every few days, is the way to go.

Lawn edging...

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 21:18

You should only need to use a half moon edger once a season - otherwise you will keep cutting the grass away. Once the edges have been cut at the beg. of the season using the half moon, use a long handled edging shears after every cut  of the grass to clip the edge. Or if you are lazy like me, every second cut.

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