M Fent


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Box Topiary

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi all,

can anyone tell me what these balls are doing on my box balls?? 

 

I have many but they only aonly occur on this one


 

New perrenials... Should i protect?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:45
On tuesday i recieved an order of perrenials (hardy geranium, aquaeligus(??), prmiula) from plantsforshade.com. I planted them out on the tuesday without realisings theres a cold spell of weather forecast for this week. Do i need to protect them or will they brave the cold?

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:54

and the years and years of pruning and watching it grow. think he said its 14(??) years old, such a shame

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:23

Its nice when you get a plant that you 'didn't really care about' and it grows really well, it sort of grows on you so to speak. Yes please do post a pic BB. I brought my box plant last year, it's around 40-50 cm plant but no shape to it so wasn't sure wether to let it grow large then shape or 'train' it into a ball and make it grow into an even bigger ball next year and so on. And yes they're so expensive! but I suppose the time it takes to create such a size is grounds to charge so much 'time is money'.

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:08

Hmm, Okay thanks Nut, best get the shears out lol

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:01

Hi,

If you wanted to create a large (1m X 1m ish) Buxus Topiary ball but started with quite a small plant, would you just let it grow until it got to the height you wanted or do you have to trim it every year like the gardening books recommend

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:30

5 glass panes smashed, and the door has blown off smashing the glass in that aswell. I really think I need to move it because its in quite an exposed area but im not sure how easy that would be.

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:02

Good advice Jim. That's the problem with B&Q, Homebase etc., they don't seem to really care about the plants, especially watering them!! They often reduce plants that look tired and wilting but all they need is a water. But hey, at least we get some bargains

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:42

Beautiful garden Lizzie, can just imagine it in summer

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:16

Here's a thought. Has anyone ever stopped buying compost from GC and made there own and been 'self sufficient'?? I normally buy what's on offer at B&Q. Not there own brand though. It would be good to be able to make enough compost without buying it

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