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monty don

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 22:23

The first 3 episodes have already been shown, it must be taking a break over xmas as episode 4 & 5 aren't on until 6th/7th Jan 2014.

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 16:34

I'm in the process of transferring the last two years of GW onto DVD. But it's a slow procedure. 

Box Blight

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 16:31

Thanks, ill post a photo later. 

Box Blight

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 00:03

I think some of my lovely potted box balls are suffering from blight, some of the foliage has died on 3 of my plants. Monty on GW suffered similar on his box hedge and he had to cut it right down. I shall do the same. 

Does anyone know what causes it, and how it spreads as i have other box balls that I'd like to keep healthy. 

 

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 16:46
Charlie November wrote (see)

The problem with trying to rip out that tree is that someone built a barbecue on top of its roots and the roots of the others. Maybe I could dig around behind it to separate it from them, but if I leave infected roots in the ground ... *sigh*

 

I se what you mean. Perhaps dig the trench close to the bbq and cut through as many roots as you can. Hopefully it wont be disturbed when the tree comes out.

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 16:44

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:08

If its the smaller pine tre to the front then it might come out easier than you think. In the past when removing pine trees I have ...

Chopped it down to leave a 6ft tall stump, then cut all the lower branches off so you left with just the tall stump.

Dig out a circular trench around the tree to reveal the roots, keep digging out and try and get under the root ball. Use a pick axe to chop through the roots in the trench.

Then, using the tall trunk as leverage, push and pull it back and forth which should start snapping the roots. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:01

Nice photos.

It woud be nice if posters could state which camera they used & settings/exif data etc with each photo.

New privet hedge

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 12:16

I remember on GW watching Alan Titchmarsh showing how he planted a new hedge using whips. He cut them down by one third and put a fine mesh screen behind to protect from wind.

New privet hedge

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:47

I think its advised to cut them back by one third to encourage them to bush out at the bottom, rather than just having a single stem.

If that has worked then I guess you could prune back each new branch, to encourage even more branches. But I'd wait till next spring incae we gat a frost that harms the newly cut wood.

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