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What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:04

Has it had blossom on it?


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:40

The roots wont be too big on a 7ft tre

ours were 25 years old and 28 of them,, you need an iron bar and a pick axe or matock, dig around the root, out a bit from the trunk, then just pick away, when you come to a long root, just snip it off, they will come out when you start to dig the ground for planting.  

The view here is beautiful, i am very lucky to be able to live here. This was today, coffee on the patio, Dartmoor hills in the distance.










Planting in a 30" x 12" square container

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:19

What sort of philadelphus, mine have grown to about 15ft tall, they are big shrubs and need to be in the ground. Clematis also like a deep root run, i dont think 15inch is deep enough. You would dig a hole almost that deep to plant one in. They are very hungry plants. 30inch deep would be better, but not for philys. (Unless there is a dwarf one)

can I prune my primroses

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:12

I have just Chelsea chopped some of mine right back to the ground, we do this every year and they come back stronger each year. Different opinions though!.

When my dad told me to do this, I thought it couldnt be right, but it is for us here anyway. The Denticulata particually benefit from the chop.

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:31

Its ok in trenches for veg, best on the compost to allow it to rot down a bit, then use the compost as mulch. I only put a couple of inches in the compost bins at a time and fork it in a bit.

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:24

You probably wont get any flowers on if you do it now, better to wait till its flowered unless you dont mind.

Is this area ready for planting

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:18

For what you want to plant in there, it will be just fine.

Perhaps you can show a pic when its planted up. 

You will get more weeds, you always will, but they will come out easily now. Well done.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:10

I have no neighbours, i stamp on them.

Photographing the tulips

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:05

Wow! That is a beautiful garden, if i put tulips out in the open ground, i never see them again. You have every right to feel smug.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:07

This was when we started, next is how it is now.



Got a strong OH to cut down and dig them out, depends how big yours are though, you dont want to wear him out. He has just said that if they are over 18inches in diameter, he would have had a machine . You may need someone with a chainsaw then either a tractor to pull the roots out or a stump grinder. May be a profesional job. It will cost a lot.



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