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Please let me in!

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:37

I see hosta's home from his wekend break!

I love the pheasants but there are really too many, they nest in the garden so I dont like disturbing them, they terrify my wimpish cat, they eat all the bird food and this year you cant put a pins point between them in the field.

I dont think they have the shoots like they used too.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:31

Unfortunately plants grow best in a bit of peat.

I read somewhere that gardeners are not responsible for the bulk of the peat use.

Plant ID's

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:28

The first one looks like Alchemilla Mollis, if it is, beware it spreads  everwhere! dont know the second.

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:24

Here is a link to where I bought mine, I did go through ebay for the laurels but have since bought hedging and trees direct. I can really recommend this company, super plants! 

Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 00:20

If you need a really quick growing evergreen hedge and dont want anything special, go for laurel. Got mine from ebay, came from a grower in Scotland, so very hardy,  about 2ft or so tall bare roots. Plant the 18inches to 2ft  apart. You probably wont get them now until the autumn as thats the time bare root plants go in.

They need no special treatment, can easily be kept to a good shape and size, just keep nipping the tops so they thicken at the bottom. They grow in any soil, need no feeding.

Dont ever think of buying them at 6ft to save time, it doesnt work unless you are prepared to cut them in half on planting.

Of course, a nice mixed native hedging would be far better! 

Scaredy Cat Plant

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 23:54

The plants make absolutely no difference to cats, they love it. My daughter will vouch for that!!


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 23:45

Fiona, to put a piccy on here you need to put it on your computer, or use your tablet, then in the posting box you will see the tree icon, click on that and follow instructions

Some use photobucket or similar, I dont so cant help you there.

Take no notice of our resident comediens.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:16

What size pot would you ultimately aim for, 8, 10, 12 inch or a small bucket like tomatoes plants?

Mine are greenhouse variety.

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:54

There is nothing a gardener likes more than to be asked a gardening question. Maybe you could approach some of them and ask something, even if you already know, just ask,. I bet they will be only too happy to talk to you.

Everyone is a bit worried when there' s a new kid on the block, but I am sure you will fit in just fine.

Just dont think about digging up the front garden and planting spuds and cabbages just yet.


Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:38

Me thinks Frank and the OP will become good friends.

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anyone have one of these?

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conflicting info.

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Plant ID please

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