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Enlarging a pond

Posted: Today at 08:35

I'd say do it now. Nothing is breeding and the plants will be pretty much heading to dormancy. However, I don't claim to be an expert  on ponds. Mine ( it was here when we bought the house ) pretty much looks after itself.

Holly Bush monoecious or dioecious ?????

Posted: Today at 08:32

the naming of Holly is pretty weird at times, Golden King is actually female and Silver Queen is male.

Now't so strange as Folk.

Posted: Today at 07:55

i was in professional horticulture for almost 30 years. My clients soon found out it wasn't their garden any more, but mine. Tee hee. They were all happy with that. They had wonderful gardens and I made all the decisions ( pretty much ) I don't tell my accountant or dentist what to do: I pay them to do their job, knowing they know more about it than I do. My clients were of the same opinion.


Posted: Today at 07:49

Go for it Mike. Since they've started using tissue culture micro-propagation, the prices have plummeted. We gave a Phaelanopsis  to a friend on her wedding day in June 2012 , and it's never been without flowers ever since.

You can pick them up for as little as £5 in the supermarkets and they'll flower for months.

Can I save this tree?

Posted: Today at 07:45

Hannah, that's what we're here for. 


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.

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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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Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

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