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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

To go or not to go ?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:23

It doesn't look right for snowberry. Any chance of a close-up of the leaf? Has it flowered?

Advice on bulbs, please

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:19

These do look like Spanish Bluebells, which are a nuisance as they cross-breed with our much more elegant native ones to produce hybrids which are fertile. If you are anywhere near a bluebell wood (2 miles) I would suggest digging them out and getting rid of them in such a way that they can't regrow. This may take a couple of years. If you're not near a bluebell wood I would suggest the same thing! Many bluebell woods now have intermediate populations, which is a great shame. They're very invasive - I had to deal with a garden that was overrun with them. Don't give them away in a mistaken act of charity.

Weeds vs Slabs (pics inside)

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 07:00

I'm with Ceres and Dave on this. By weedkilling you'll buy yourself time while you start to form ideas about what you wish to do with the garden in the longer term. If you lift the slabs you'll have a mess and a lot of work which you may not have the time for at this stage.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:36

Looks like a Kilmarnock willow and probably won't get any bigger even if it's alive.

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 05:33


What treatment for new Pergola?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:36

Actually Tetley, you need an answer from someone who had a pergola installed 20 years ago!

Help don't no what to do

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:10

If there are that many you certainly couldn't kill them all even if you set out to do that, so I would enjoy the spectacle, watch what they're doing and not worry at all about it.


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:02

I'm with Lyn on this; get a push mower and give the neighbours' ears a break.

Elderberry Tree

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:42

I never think of elder as a particularly prolific seeder.

advice needed

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:36

I'd be interested to know where the advice came from. I've been racking my brains to think of any bulb that would benefit from such treatment.

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