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Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:51


 

My son has moved into a house with a large bay window which everyone seems to enjoy looking into.  He is trying to find a bush or a tree to plant in the middle of this small lawn with following attributes:

  • Evergreen
  • Wide at the bottom (little trunk)
  • Hardy
  • Grows to about 2 0r 3 meters
  • Suit   North facing facing and  open aspect

We were looking at the Cryptomeria Elegans (Japanese Cedar) until told it was subject to heavy frosts in Winter.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Pruning Rust Affected Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:13


 

Its called 'Lady Boothby' purchased from Home Base.  Will try to put a picture on???

Pruning Rust Affected Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 10:08

Thanks for advice everyone - I think I have done something from all - I have taken off all the leaves, and binned not composted, I have cut them down to a bit below a third as I wanted to reduce the size of some of them and I have given them all a thick mulch.

I planted a climbing fuchsia last year which, even now, looks lovely growing up a trellis, no rust and cuttings take very easily.  I would highly recommend it.

Pruning Rust Affected Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 20:36

I normally prune my standard fuchsia in early Spring but this year they have been badly affected by rust.

Would it do any harm to prune them now so I can get rid of all the rust?

Can you recommend a Telescopic Hedge Cutter

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:07

Is yours one of the petrol fuelled cutters pansyface and what brand it?

Can you recommend a Telescopic Hedge Cutter

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 20:48

We have a tall hedge and lots of tall shrubs and have decided we need a telescopic or long arm hedge cutter. 

Can anyone recommend an electrically powered one ( not battery or petrol) which has been found to be reliable and cuts well?

Most grateful for any response

 

 

 

 

Is My Compost Safe to Use

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:11

Thanks for replies everyone - I will do what you suggest Jimmy - I have already emptied out into a pile and have been mixing it up - so will leave for a while.  I might also contact  manufacturer and see if I can get any advice there so will post back if there is any useful information.

Thanks again.

Is My Compost Safe to Use

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:40

I think compost accelerator contains sulphate of ammonia which you can use to top dress the soil so I wondered whether its this that goes into white powder.

Is this a posinous plant or is it a good looking weed

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 11:59

I love Characias  too.  I have two big clumps of them.  When the tall flowers go brown I don my gloves (in case sap gets on skin) and cut the tall ones down to ground level. There are always plenty of small ones which grow up for the next flowering.  They are good architectural plants which give structure to a border and they are very drought resistant in my East Anglian garden.

Is My Compost Safe to Use

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 11:52

As the only place for my compost bin is behind a shrubbery I have been using Compost Maker granules to speed up the decomposition.  After a year it looks quite nicely composted down but throughout it there are lots of white powdery granules in thick patches.   I presume this is ammonia from the compost maker.

Would it be safe to mulch it round my plants and shrubs in this state???

Does anyone who uses these compost maker products have the same problem?

 

 

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