Joe_the_Gardener


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Nettle jungle

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 14:36

I would dig/pull out as many with roots as you can be bothered to now. Then glyphosate them when they're about a foot high next spring. Any remaining can be sprayed again in June/July. I reckon that will pretty well finish them

To cut back or not to cut back...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 15:09

Like a lot of perennials the old leaves get a bit mildewed in late summer. I'd just cut back all the old growth now.

I've never been convinced about the common advice that hardy perennials need protecting from frost by leaving the foliage on.

Hedge not looking well

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:41

It looks like privet and it's just had a bit of a shock, particularly if you've had the dry weather up there too. There appear to be new leaves coming. It's a hell of a job to kill it, so don't worry.

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 17:15

I'm sure there must be some sort of plum sauce (jus) that would go nicely with pheasant.

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 07:03

I agree with Verdun. We've had a long, mostly dry summer.

water borne diseases

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 07:02

There was a programme on Radio 4 this week about the spread of mosquitos, including possibly malarial ones, as the climate changes. I only caught a bit of it and you've reminded me that I meant to look for it on 'listen again'.

best mower for sloping lawn

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 06:56

Health and Safety is there for a reason - in this case to stop you shredding your feet.

Help needs with decking lights

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:24

Go to the supplier that the local electricians use. You might not get wholesale prices, but you will get good advice.

Shrub ID - Best time for harsh cut back??

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:36

Berberis gives me a worse reaction when I stab myself with it than any other spiny shrub, and they do have a heck of a lot of spines. I wouldn't have it anywhere where children have access. They're lovely coloured shrubs, though.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:29

Heather, the spots on sycamore are Tar-spot Fungus Rhytisma acerinum, an indicator of good air quality.

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