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Invasive roots

Posted: Yesterday at 22:40

Thanks peeps for your views.  I don't suppose we can get rid of the roots then because the tree is very mature and not really viable to be cut down. Any suggestions how to mitigate the problem?  I would say that the problem only appears in very dry weather. Although planting is interesting as you need to work so hard to dig a hole through the mass of roots!

Invasive roots

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

Invasive roots

Posted: Yesterday at 19:23

Yes there is but the roots are also in a separate bed 10' away from the tree

Invasive roots

Posted: Yesterday at 14:04

Hi, my OH's garden seems to be full of some sort of root system.  No plants but tons of tiny roots.  They're taking up all the moisture in this hot weather and plants are dying left right and centre! Has anybody come across this before? I'll try and post a picture later. Thanks

Can I plant Hostas here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 20:28

Thanks. i've had Hostas before and they can get quite huge. But thought I'd try and get some of the tiny ones like Blue Ears. I think the magnolia may take up too much moisture but still, I'll plant a couple and see how they do.  Any other suggestions of plants that would grow there?

Can I plant Hostas here?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:58

the patch under my magnolia tree is looking very bare, just covered in weeds. Although I've planted lots of snowdrops for the spring I thought small Hostas would like it in the shade there in the summer.  What do you all think?

gallery of shame

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 18:22

Love this thread. My dad buried his war time service pistol in the back garden in end RH corner. Haven't got round to dealing with that area yet but hoping to find it !  Oh yes there's also a marble gravestone of some chap that died in 1949!  Pretty sure there's no body but my hollyhocks are looking marvellous!

First paeony of the year

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:56

Beautiful white peony nut cutlet! I've just bought my first tree peony. A yellow one that is only about 4" tall. Not sure where to plant it though. Full sun or abit of shade? in a corner of the garden? I only have a very average 30' by 30' garden and don't want its roots to eventually take over a large area. Any suggestions?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:42

Oh dear I think I've got an awful lot of hoicking out to do this weekend! Still I get to be outside which must be better than inside. Thanks everyone

Plant ID Please

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:50

hi guys. Anyone know what this is ?  Got quite a lot of it in my mum's garden that I've inherited. Wondering whether to dig up or leave in


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