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Plant ID please

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:25

Looks like a dandelion to me - probably damaged at some stage.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:00

Silver birches are big trees and it's difficult to keep them to a lesser size. They are also brittle and drop twigs and branches as well as leaves. I would choose something smaller for a front garden. I doubt if it would affect your foundations, but you would need to check where your sewer runs as tree roots love to get into them.

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:54

Had to smile at the "tilted garden" - sounds like somebody jacked up one end!

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:12

In fact you could try the opposite - plant sacrificial slug caviare plants around the ones you want to keep. Might work!

Ivy invasion

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 17:38

You could start by cutting through the main stems close to the ground - you will need big loppers and/or a saw to do this. This should cause dieback above. I found I could stand on the ground and yank upwards, pulling the ivy away from the wall it was growing up. I'm sure a hedgetrimmer will only cut off leaves and young stems. Sorry but you might need scaffolding to get it off the roof safely.

Marking out a design

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:47

I've done something similar, used flour and photographed - it did last through a couple of downpours!

Dealing with crab grass

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:06

Hi sjp2, are you in the UK? Crab grass (Digitaria) is a tropical plant and might well be killed in a bad winter anyway. There are other grasses that have that spreading appearance. But anyway, you seem to have dealt with it.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:58

Don't think it's Reseda lutea, could it be an Artemisia of some kind?

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:59

Could be Quercus rubra, Red Oak, which is a lovely bushy tree that sometimes colours well in autumn. Definitely not Liriodendron, I'm afraid.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 15:54

I'm pretty sure it is Honesty, I've got lots looking just like that in my garden.

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Old secateurs

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Garrya worth saving?

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Tree spinach

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Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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