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Latest posts by Lyn

Bay tree pruning advice

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 00:09

All hedging plants should be cut back at the time of planting, people feel sorry for them and dont like to do it, but it gives them a chance to thicken from the bottom, if they are 6ft tall, cut at least a foot off of them. hopefully they will thicken, but with hedging you have to be cruel to be kind. When you see new shoots at the bottom, cut the tops back again. to be honest, if they were mine, I would cut them down by half, but thats up to you.

I planted a laurel hedge in 2012, 2 to 3 ft bare roots, i have cut back each year and they are now solid at the bottom, really thick, 

Fertilizer wont help, they just need cutting. All that will do is make them grow taller.

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:44

As I said, more likely a pest of some sort.

They dont need feeding until you see tomatoes on them, 

Busy Lizzies

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:32

I think its probably a bit late in the season, most things are sold and planted up by now. There were plenty of plugs for sale in April.

Weed or Plant

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:35

Plant, its a Hypericum. You just need to watch for seedlings, it will self seed everywhere.

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:29

Some of the leaves started going yellow on my tomato plants, so instead of chucking nutrients at them, I had a study and found the tiniest greenflies on the backs of the leaves, I rubbed them off and no more trouble, always check for pests first.

There is an article about too much feeding of tomatoes in a mag this week. I expect you have all read it.

Freen Composting material?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:42

Bumped up!.


I would love that on my compost heap, but I live in Devon.

Try ad in the free adds section of your local.

my back garden

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:37

Because you have kept feeding them!.

You have produced a large green plant, stop feeding until the buds appear.

For something to flower well it needs to think it may die, ie no food, it will then send out loads of buds in order to save its species. Feed once the flowers appear.

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:17

Dont the big ones do any damage, I have a pet snail, in a tank, it is about 6inches long and has a footplate the size of my hand, you want to see him eat his way through a lettuce!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:11

My OH frequently scalps ours in places, the beds rotted on the ride on and scalps all the high spots, it will soon grow again, just leave it,the rain will bring it up, the roots are still there. Soil has a natural way of rejuvinating itself, I dont think its nessesary to keep feeding.

climbing rose problem

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:28

Have you pulled the growing stems right down and tied them in?.

This will stimulate lots of new growth along the stems.

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