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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:43

My Hibiscus is now in full flow, which is a change for the past couple of years. A friend of my father's has asked for some cuttings. I presume that it is best to take cuttings after it has flowered but apart from that I don't kow much else. Can anyone adise which is the best way to take cuttings?



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:38

I certainly would rotivate as that will more than likely spread all the stuff you don't want further round the garden. I'd go with the old carpet, cut out the light which will make most things die off and then you can dig up anything leftover. Look round all the local skips where building work is going on and you can often pick up old carpet for free.

I appreciate you want the whole job done quickly but you might find it better to do a part of the garden, get that sorted and just keep knocking back the rest of the jungle until you can get that done


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:21

That's it!!!

Many thanks one and all. I'm trying to make a list of what I have in the garden and where so I can decide what goes and what stays


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 18:52

I have been told what this plant is but for the life of me can't remember what it's name know us men, not much room in the head for remembering things!!!


Help in spreading my Iris

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 15:35

Many thanks for all the info...I did find that How To project after making the posting...i don't know why that didn't show up when I did a search on the forum!!! I did see the Gardeners world programme for the Iris's and while it did teach me a lot I still wasn;t clear on the dividing as I'm a complete novice...sadly I'm of the youngish generation and need pictures and words.

Alas I haven't a clue which variety as they were there when I moved in I will have to get some pictures next year and see if anyone can identify. I love the flowers too...put on a good show after the miserable weather last year and the bee's went bonkers over them

Ideas for planting in a lump of tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:23

Many thanks for the fern ideas, I think I will go that way to add variety to the ferns already planted in the position I will be putting the stump

Help in spreading my Iris

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:22

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but internet searches have proved a bit fruitless.

I have some Iris growing in my front garden that now have seed pods well formed and I would like to try to grow some more from seed. I'm not sure what variety of Iris they are, I'm assuming a fairly bog standard variety from the garden centre, they were there when I moved in. I have a heavy clay soil and the flowers were bluey/purple. Theyt put on a good show this year and I want to get some more around both front and back gardens.

I want to do 2 things, firstly is to divide the clump that I have so that I can spread them along the front garden border and also into the back garden. How best is it to do that and when should I?

Secondly, the seed pods are well formed, although still very green. When is it best to collect the seed? and how best is it to sow the seed in pots for later planting out.

Ideas for planting in a lump of tree

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:23

I have been given a load of firewood from a work colleague and amongst it all is this tree stump or trunk.


I had planned to use it as a bug pile to rot down in a corner of the garden, tucked behind Geranium and ferns and being a bit of a feature as well. However, seeing the RHS Tatton Park GreEnCo garden on the Gardeners World Tatton Park TV programme with the plants growing from the top of log piles I am wondering if there are any plants I can plant into any natural holes in it. I don't want to start growing Ivy over it just small plants. It's more or less in the position I want it in which is tuked away in a shady and damp spot.

Can anyone give me some suggestions for plants???


A Ground Elder problem

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 10:31

I have a lot of Ground Elder in my garden, which is coming through from my neighbour, who isn't that interested in her garden much by the seem of things. I have been digging over the patches as best I can removing as much of the plant & roots as I can. I have very heavy clay soil which I'm trying to improve little by little with compost, horse muck and grit and where I have improved the soil a little the Ground Elder doesn't seem to be growing back very much.

Does Ground Elder prefer heavy clay soils rather than better drained soils???

Pruning a problem Quince

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 10:18

I have a Quince in my back garden, which was there when I moved in 6 years ago. It's planted on the fence line between mine and my neighbours garden. I have been pruning it back to keep my side tidy but the plant has grown in and out of the chicken wire fencing and is a bit of a tangle. I also have Ground Elder mixed in around the roots as well and I'm getting the Quince coming up in the lawn from the roots.

To tidy the whole thing up and help remove the Ground Elder can I prune the quince back right down to the base of the stems so I have the room to get the Elder out and start to have a bit more control of the Quince so I can train it along the fence line. Or will it just start sending up suckers all over the place.


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