Latest posts by lindsay2610

A sycamore rant

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 10:35

We have a 50 foot tall sycamore tree in our back garden and it's driving me to distraction!

Earlier in the year it spent two months dropping a thick sap onto every living thing in my garden.

Then it sent down tiny sticky flowers which stuck to everything

Now it's sending down helicopter type seeds which are covering my soil and veg beds.  I'm opening our garden on Saturday and instead of making it lovely, I'm spending hours picking them all out.

Later in the year it will send down large helicopter seeds and I'll spend next spring pulling the seedlings out of the beds.

It's driving me crazy!!!


Posted: 24/06/2013 at 10:27

My neighbour gave me some seedlings this year which I need to plant out when they're bigger.  What conditions do they like?  It's a red Astrantia Major.

New gardening programme

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:57

Agree with Verd....and it gave me some good inspiration too!

How many apples to leave

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:21

The drop you're referring to is known as the 'June drop' as that's when it usually occurs. Although my James Grieve tree did it later last year.  I read to thin them to two per group, so that's what I've done this year.  I didn't thin at all last year and it coped fine but the apples were smaller as you'd expect.

Climbing plant for arch

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:07 is an excellent clematis website, do a clematis text search to enter info such as aspect and required height.

I would recommend clematis Alaina, it's been prolific for me these year and jasmine of course, always an amazing scent.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:05

I did some research and found it was possible to plant  sugar snap peas in a grow bag.  I planted about 10 plants in one and set up a net for them to grow up.  Imagine my embarrassment when my father-in-law asked why I had planted 10 red cabbages in a grow bag I'd got my labels muddled, I hadn't grown peas before and didn't recognise the seedlings.  In hindsight, I had grown sweet peas and  really should have figured it out! 


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 12:44

I have the same but I think mine suffered in the cold snap we had in March (they're in the ground)  This link may help?



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:07

Hi Juddski,

Any more information you can give us?  How large is the acer and how large is the pot?  How old is it? What did you pot it in, is there drainage and do you feed it?

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 15:29

Thanks both, if it's poorly I'm quite happy to take it out, I've got hundreds of the things, I thought the leaves looked different to the rest of them, but maybe it's a different variety?

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 14:57

 Have I let a weed grow? That's a dicentra at the back, what's the bright green one in the middle? would appreciate any ideas...

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