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Plant ID

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 10:55

Do you put potato peelings in your bin, that's all you need for a plant, you saw that big bowlful I dug up from the compost in the greenhouse last year, had enough for nearly a week. 

Not bad for never planting a seed potato.

Plant Supports

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 10:43
TomCranham says:

Just rang up my local steel stockholder and 2m lengths are 96 pence each!

Definitely solved the conundrum of buying plant supports as the ones in the garden center are so expensive!

See original post

 That's a super price, would they do a mail order? We don't have any of those places near here.

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:48

You won't be able to remove them later as you will need a pick axe and probably disturb the roots of the others. But if you want them like that, it's up to you, but I would absolutely advise you to cut them by half all along the row.

 Do it now, level right along the row with  a sharp pair of secateurs. If and when they do start growing again, keep picking out the tops and the ends of the side shoots, I know it sounds drastic and you are keen for a quick hedge, but they will benefit from this treatment in the long run.

i haven't got a photo of mine at the moment, but looked after now will give you a lovely hedge in about three years time.

Plant ID

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:30

Definitely spud, you'll probably get some tomatoes as well, we all fuss over our little plants, then see them popping up all over the garden, heap up some soil around it as it grows, you will have a dinners worth, and no doubt you will love the flowersπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Last edited: 20 April 2017 22:31:31

advice on poorly plant

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:18

I suppose you've checked for vine weevil, could be roots problem, a dog couldn't have wee'd on it? 

Looking again, another thought... it seems to go above the fence, have next door neighbours taken a dislike to it and sprayed it with weed killer? 

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:24

What would you think about removing every other one? 

I only say this because we planted a long laurel hedge a few years ago, so have some experience of them.

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:01

As hard as this may sound, I would cut them all by half, so as to get a good root system going, they can't produce good roots and grow green tops at the same time when they are young, I'm surprised you weren't advised to cut them back on planting. 

As fairy says, far too close together, in three years time they will have trunks about 3 to 4"  diameter, so imagine how close that will be. 

Containers for dahlias

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 11:52

Large as possible, they do grow big, you'll be amazed at the size the tubers will grow this year.

try 30/45 cms diameter. And as deep as you can get them, 

Plant ID please?

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 14:52

got to go with Nut on the yellow one.πŸ™‚

Budleia shrivelling leaves

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 11:31

It will be fine, cut that piece right out as far down as you can go.

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