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Hot composting

Posted: Yesterday at 22:04

Palaisglide, I keep an old watering can for my " recycling" Mercifully out of sight of everyone.


Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:23

sorry, just blown No 1 up, it's more like Pittosporum Irene Paterson

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:21

No 1 looks like chamaecyparis pisifera Boulevard

Can I save this tree?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:18

It'll live, but it'll never be a beauty again I'm afraid. If it were mine, I'd have it out.

Can I save this tree?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:14

Cedrus Atlantica Glauca, or , to paraphrase Monty Python, it's an Ex cedar.


Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:13

I've both deciduous and evergreen varieties, The deciduous ones are left out , but this year, having my lovely new polytunnel, I'm going to take the evergreen ( less hardy ) ones up there. They've survived against a south facing house wall for 2 years, but here in Devon we get so much rain I don't want to get soaked, then freeze.

I'd say, if you have them in pots, and you can move them, and you have somewhere to put the, it won't do any harm to do so.

The Supernatural

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:09

dangerous territory methinks. Some folk believe in Gods , Prophets, Angels and all sorts of other things. I'm not throwing my hat into the ring on this one.

Leaf Mould

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:07

I'd stick them into mine, but only you can tell how bad the infections were. I've found sycamore, and even acorns tend to germinate IN the compost bin, due to the heat, they grow a few inches, and then just die and rot down due to the lack of light.


Posted: 30/10/2014 at 07:45

do they produce seed? I grew one about 20 years ago and I can't remember if it set seed or not.

Tree Dahlia

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 17:35

I noticed to-day that mine are in bud. Fingers crossed the mild weather holds on a bit longer. I'd love to post a photo of it in flower.


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GW Last week

99 year old gardener, 
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Freezing corn on the cob.

What's the best way to do it? 
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last night's GW

Dahlia Arabian Night 
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some favourites 
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our new lawmowers

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chilli re-potting

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mystery tree

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gold medal at Cardiff

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 23:15

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

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