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Posted: Today at 01:08

I wouldn't put it into the greenhouse earth - don't ask me why as I don't know - but I would just scatter it on beds and borders.

Gardening Gloves

Posted: Yesterday at 12:17

I use thin leather gloves - made for ladies - and have found them the best over the years.  All the fabric ones go at the fingers in no time at all  as I have long nails. The leather ones do get wet but they are fine. I replace them every 2 years or so. When I am guddling at the pond I wear washing up gloves. When I was doing a complete garden creation, mixing cement, laying slabs etc, I used to wear a pair of riggers gloves and they lasted forever. 

Tall Perennial Ideas for Containers

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 20:33

If the pot is 18 inches, the railings will be about 3 feet so we are looking for:

something which is over 2 ft tall and flowers all summer.

Not sure if Cosmos would do well in a pot but that is one. The bigger dahlias might be another. Catmint also flowers all summer. And I had flowers on my penstemons for months. 

Lifting and potting a tree

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 20:25

How big is the tree? If its only small, don't put it in a big pot.

Old shrubs

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 20:23

You could scatter the chicken manure and just fork it in. I would wait until spring though. 

Potting on question

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:52

Think for example  of how many hundreds of thousand seeds there are in one poppy head or a foxglove stalk which has millions and the number of them that grow from that in the open ground - a miniscule fraction - and then you will start to realise how fraught Mother Nature makes  life for a seed. 

Recommendations for slow growing slim trees?

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:47

Juniper SKyrocket might fit the bill if looking for a conifer. Or two of the columnar flowering cherries. 

Fir tree pruning

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 20:50

It may not regrow!  And that sounds quite a drastic pruning! Are you prepared to remove it? 

gardening apps

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 21:35

ALso there is a couple of apps for plant id - you take a pic and then they check it against their database for a match.

Lawn Mowers

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 21:30

Ive said a lot about the Bosch mower above and none of it good!

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