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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Sycamore with tar spot shedding leaves into my garden

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:36

Well, the sycamores at the back of the houses opposite us were 40 feet when we moved here 12 years ago and now they're nearer 60, so perhaps you should talk to your neighbours in the spirit of co-operation and sharing knowledge rather than conflict!

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:25

I appreciate the problem, Gulzar. My garden is tiny - 63 sq m (9 x 7), but my customers' gardens are anything up to 0.5 hectare.

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:38

Me too!

Sparrowhawk

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:37

Hobbies are becoming much more frequent summer visitors in many parts of the country.

swallows

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:48

Pam, if you can get hold of a copy of Ian Newton's 'Bird Migration' (Collins, 2010) you can see a lot of the most recent and most fascinating research.

Sparrowhawk

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:23

Philippa, you're very lucky to have a Peregrine as a garden bird.

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:14

The garden sizes are a strangely limited range.

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.

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Jay

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Useful tool

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Spring!

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Gardeners World Quiz

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Silver birch

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