Kate Bradbury

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Hedge problems

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 11:04

Hi Kev

There could be a number of reasons why this is happening, including waterlogging or drought. How old is the hedge? Another factor could be honey fungus (thought it's difficult to diagnose). Have you noticed any orange toadstools around the area, or flattened strands of fungi resembling black boot laces? If so, you will need to remove the hedge and replace it with a different species of hedge.

Plants still in flower?

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 10:51

@bigphil Wow gorgeous! Certainly brightens up the winter garden. I wonder if it will flower next May?

@BuzzLightYear They could indeed, yes. Any new growth, as well as flowers, leaves and buds could suffer frost damage, if tender. But the plants won't die. You may need to cut back damaged growth in spring (don't be tempted to do it now as it could exacerbate the problem).


Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 07/12/2011 at 14:41
Sheila - don't worry about packing the leaves too tight. They'll still rot down. There should be no need to wet them if they're in an open cage.


Seed buying

Posted: 07/12/2011 at 09:55

Ooh fab. Celery is quite tricky in my experience, but it's good to have a challenge!

Talkback: Snakes in the garden

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 15:55
Lovely to see your avatars, Richard and Marion! Hopefully lots of others will follow suit soon.

happymarion - I look forward to discovering the length of your longest slow worm!

Richard - please keep us posted on the king snake.



Posted: 29/11/2011 at 14:00

Ladybirds are still on the wing in my London garden. I've not taken down the runner beans, as they are covered in blackfly - food for the ladybirds and garden birds. Do you have ladybirds on the wing in your garden? Or have they moved into your house for winter hibernation?

Favourite tools

Posted: 29/11/2011 at 13:57

I'm giving my shed a good clear out, keeping only the bare minimum of tools - one border spade and fork, trowel, hand fork, rake and secateurs. There are so many other tools which I find unnecessary in my tiny garden. Which tools could you not live without, and why?

Redesign of garden

Posted: 29/11/2011 at 13:54

My garden is tiny, just four-metres squared. I've got a very small lawn area (at my partner's insistence). I'm hoping to make the lawn smaller, and circular, to make the garden look bigger, and plant shrubs and herbaceous perennials around it. Has anyone else done this? Would you recommend it?

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Seed buying

Posted: 29/11/2011 at 13:43

Seed catalogues are piling up in the office and at home, and I'm itching to get shopping. Will you be growing any new types of fruit or veg this year, or sticking with tried and tested varieties?

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Plants still in flower?

Posted: 29/11/2011 at 13:36

The weather has been so mixed this year, my plants are so confused! My spring-flowering cherry has produced new flowers and leaves, my foxgloves are still blooming, my cranesbill geraniums have had a sudden, second flush of flowers, and now my daffodils are showing signs of flowering.

Which plants are flowering out of season in your garden? Are you worried?

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