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Friend needs help with plant ID from new garden

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 18:26

3 is definitely Phygelius, I have it spreading everywhere! I think 2 could be Weigela, but the photos arent clear enough.

Friend needs help with plant ID from new garden

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:20

I think no 4 is a Hebe.

Where do you buy your early-flowering bulbs from?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:08

J.Parker never had a problem with them. They do special offers.

Prunus Laurel

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:04

They do lose some leaves, they don't usually need anything they are very tough. I would chop about 6 inches off the tops of all the stems, that will promote new fresh growth from the bottom and make a thick hedge.

Usually pests on these don't last long, shame you sprayed the spiders, they would probably have eaten the greenfly.

Broad bean pods turning black

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:53

Probably not pollinated. Pick them off they will be fine now.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:51

The laurel doesn't grow from the stalks you cut down, it grows all new growth from that old stem. Give us an update in a months time so we can compare.

Just poke the prunings in a pot or in a spare bit of ground, just like you would do with roses. Do a lot, then if you lose some, it doesn't matter.  I have them on a bank, just poked in the soil and left. 

Prunus Laurel

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:40

The toolbar is right above where you type, are you using Chrome or I.E.? Not a toolbar at the top of your page.

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:22

We can put the Independent and the Western Morning News in room 101.

Compost query

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 15:33

I would only use Aldi or Lidl own brand for topping up veg beds etc, not for growing my plants in, I think it's probably trial and error, I have been through most of them, what was good a couple of years ago, isn't now, if you type  'compost' in the search box at the top of the GW page  there are several discussions and you will see what suits one person doesn't suit another.

I did buy some very good compost from 'Hayloft' it was delivered free but a bit pricey. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:26

You still need to cut them down a bit though, those tall straggly bits are not much good are they.  Nip out about six inches off those long bits and you will be on the way to a decent hedge.

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