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What is this Cape Verde plant please?

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 19:28

Could it be a mimosa? The leaves look similar to that. 

Box hedging

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 19:23

Monty don has dug out a lot of his box hedging- it was on one of the programmes. 

Box hedging

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 18:06

The bottom pic just looks as though it has been cut a bit too hard back and has not as yet had a chance to grow back. The top pic looks as though it is dead in the middle and the sides look very unwell also. If the hedges don't recover in the spring then it probably is blight and they will need to be removed.

Box hedging

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 15:30

May be box blight? If it is, the only recourse is to dig it all out and burn or dispose. I think the spores stay in the ground so it may not be possible to replant with box. 

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Fast Growing Screening Trees that Won't Damage a Retaining Wall.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 14:05

Is your garden the bit inside the wall which looks quite level, and the bit fenced outside the wall?

Any ideas what this is please?

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 10:19

Looks like a very sad robinia perhaps. False acacia I think is the common name. 

Fast Growing Screening Trees that Won't Damage a Retaining Wall.

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 10:09

Not sure I can see the problem with levels from the photo nor the planter. More pictures please. 

Orchid house plants

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 09:54

Not sure the best way for them. I keep them on a north facing window and water occasionally. They flower regularly. My friend keeps them on a south facing window and so do hers. Don't repot. They need to be rootbound I think. Every so often I cut some of the aerial roots off when they get too many and look untidy. Not much the help!

Festive Monkey Puzzle

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 16:15

I would do lights as well though! Some great ideas there for decorations! Pics are an absolute must!

Help Garden from Hell!!

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 16:22

Bearing in mind you have at least one small child............

Not the garden from hell at all! You have:


well cut hedge

fences in good repair. All good.

Unless you are in to gardening and want to get started, I would just cut new edges down the boundaries, reseed the muddy patch to the left of the swing, and keep the grass well cut. You will have a garden your wee ones can play in quite happily.

On the other hand if you want to start gardening and have some flowers or veg bed I would start to read beginners books. The small Expert series are a good start for flowers and veg. You will need to decide if you like straight lines or curves before you mark the beds out. Look in other peoples gardens to see what grows well in your area and what you like, Harass your friends for cuttings or divisions to get a start, 

Not sure what the two lumps are going across the width of the garden? Are they remnants of walls? or does the ground dip there? If so level it out. 

Is that a steep slope to the left of the steps with shrubs at the top?? 

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