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Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:06

I would write or phone the company and tell them how many have died.

They should replace or refund.

Laurels dont need stakes, or watering once they are planted and have their first soak. Dont feed them. Chop the thin spindly weak growth off the tops of the remaining ones, they may be saved, and get the others replaced.

Did they not tell you to remove the sacking and soak the roots before planting?

Just a thought but being along a roadside, has the local doggy or two used them for a loo? 

more help needed please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:48

I put my runner beans out to harden off, not for the first time, on Tuesday, the leaves went white, sign of cold, I wont be planting out until the 1st June. By then they will be about 2ft high and able to take it.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:43
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Thank you Gina and Kitty.

As for Swiss Sue and DD, hard luck! Because of French inheritance laws the house is partly owned by my children who don't want to sell it! 'Tis a bit worrying though because I'm getting older and the house is too big.

Same here Lizzie, never leave your half of your house to Spouse, always in trust for the children. Now my mum has died I have her half of this property, I need to quickly will it to my children.

Help with Cucumbers

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:40

Start off in pots, indoors, keep them warm, harden off and plant out when the nights are warmer. 

last frost

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:38

Quite right Edd, blosoms only just coming out here, blackthorns gone.

It doest mean that you musnt leave off your thermal vest and coms until end of May.

Over watered Camellia plants

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:34

Assuming you have drilled holes in the pots now?

privet hedge

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:32

I do exactly the same as Leif, chop all bare root hedging back on planting, that kick starts the roots to grow.

I did the same with 45 privets 3 years ago, did we get them from the same place I wonder, daren't mention on here though!!

I have never watered them or the long laurel hedge, you need the roots to go deep in search of moisture, unless you run a water system all night, you can do more harm than good. If you only water the top few inches of soil, thats where the roots will stay.

Maybe I am wrong, but nothing wrong with either of my hedges.

The more I study Monty, the more I see there is a difference in what he tells you and what he does. Dont get me wrong, I love the man and he has been my only inspiration when I first got to tend this garden.

My OH says he has a lot to answer for!!!

anyone have one of these?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:32

I have found the pot it came in.... wow, hasnt it grown from last year! They got it wrong with the spread though, its huge.


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:51

1930's you mean?!!

I hate doing the front, it doesnt matter what age you are, they still have to look. Then there's the tractor/white van men. No much rather be inside.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:24

Bit of a wrong time Justin, at this stage of the plants life we are cutting the runners off so they dont sap strength from the plant, there will be hundreds in a few months time ready for next Spring.

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ID on giant wasp

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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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