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Jim Macd

Latest posts by Jim Macd

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 11:23

I won't use anything but New Horizons, it's organic and peat free. I have no issues with it at all. It does what it is supposed to.

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 11:18

Any chance you could upload the photos to this site Jack rather than linkinig them. Any of us on works computers have sites like that blocked.

New hedge advice?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:57

I don't see any point in cutting it back in any way this year unless the roots have been severely pruned in which case take a third off the top as nut says. Let it establish then cut back hard next year. As long as you water it once a week with a good drink it will be fine. If you cut it hard back this year it will not establish as quickly as if you left it.

Taken over garden - a few ornamental grasses and dogwoods to identify....

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:20

I don't think either are Westonbirt, I have that one and midwinter fire, neither look like those but colours if photos can be very skewed, not to mention the computer I'm on. I agree with the crocosmia and red hot pokers. I think Dogwoods are way too difficult to ID in a photo like that especially without leaves or flowers. Either way though you treat them the same, cut 'em hard back to a bud about six inches above ground or so and around now. I've already done mine and cuttings already grwoing. Can't throw them away.

Why should I rotate my indoor herbs?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:59

It's also most likely about 10 plants in a pot. Again not good for each plant. Eat it don't grow it.

Sick looking Pyracantha

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:55

Yes, without a photo it's a bit like writing to the doctor, 'I feel a bit unwell. What could be wrong with me?' We'll need a bit more to go on.

Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:52

Yes, it's a peony. Nut is usually right.


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:49

Yeah, the only way to propagate mistletoe is from seed.

Scary looking tree branches in my garden

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:53


Plant ID help please

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:29

Yep Dove has it usual.

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Appalling Customer Service!

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Peter Beales

Great Irises 
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Crocks for ....

what are crocks for? 
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Helleborus argutifolius?

Any Hellebore experts? 
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First Wild Daffodil

The First Wild Daffodil in my garden County Durham 
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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

What varieties have you got and which do you like best? 
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B&Q dead plants

B&Q dead plants 
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Large bird of prey

I just saw a large bird of prey in my Garden 
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Pulmonaria obscura seeds

Anyone have seeds /plants of Pulmonaria obscura 
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Different Crabapple varieties.  
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Pyrus calleryana chanticleer

Pyrus calleryana chanticleer 
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Plum tree death

Plum tree has slowly died from the bottom up? 
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Dog's tooth violet (Erythronium dens-canis)

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Geranium sanguineum lancastriense

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