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Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:06

absolutely agree, chop right down, I would never have bought them in the first place, you are far better buying 3ft plants, cutting back by half on planting. If they have been grown in pots, tbere is your answer...these grow so quickly for that size tree they should have been in 2Ft pots, the root system has been starved.

they will pick up on cutting down  you cant kill them.  being so leggy has made them  weak and vunerable to pests and leaf drop.

Frogs and leaves

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:50

In the book I used when I made my wildlife pond, he says just leave it...who goes out to ponds in wild and dredges leaves out . Frogs breed in those very well without human aid.

Will my garden be over run by frogs

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:44

out of all that spawn you will only get a few surviving to frog stage. tbats why they lay so many eggs, 

Is this a marsh marigold?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:42

I hate the stuff. I am gradually eradicating it but it will take a few years, never ever put it in the compost bin, it will survive!

agree the flower is pretty but when it comes up in the centre of one of your plants and covers  it, its got to go. make sure you get every bulb out.  I have tried Glyphosate   it dont work!!! its just back next year. 

help with ID of thisveg/plant

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:36

Me neither. wonder why?

Unidentified seedlings

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 22:20

I don't  think they are any bulb at all because a real close up shows they are flat like blades grass, if bulbs they would be round.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 19:13









Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:45

No, I dont. I find its best to wait until May, the soil is warmer, the plants are bigger, unless you are talking about large pots of perennials?

Begonias/ seeds and greenhouse problems -

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:40

I have only just set my begonia tubers, they are sprouting today. I would say you started them to early and it was just too cold. Give them time, now its warming up a bit they may shoot.

I take it you only just layed them in a seed tray, with compost around the sides, not on the top? Dont let water get on the top of the tubers.

Lobelia and petunias are slow, I always start seeds off in the kitchen then move out to the greenhouse when they grow on.

I have never had heat in the greenhouse, if you dont want to overwinter tropical plants there is no need, and now, definitely no need for heat.

pond worries

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:26

They are black and not big enough for a cauliflower ear yet. About an inch long, difficult to tell because they squash up then stretch out to move along.

I dont know how big they will grow as this is the first year of my pond.

Visions of African Queen spring to mind 

They are definitely not snails eggs. 

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