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Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:32

Thank you, never thought about potting up again, I will give it a whirl.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 14:02

This is the first time that I have ordered bare rooted plants.  Which is the best way to deal with them.

I thought if I planted them into individuals pots with compost and get them started this way before I planted them in the borders.

Any other way? Pleased  to hear any alternatives.


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 13:37

I vivisted a friends garden yesterday and she had Purple Aquilega, I also have this plant mine is a self seeded on too.  Someone told her that these self seed and take over everywhere. Does any one know about this?  

Spiraea Shirobana

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 12:09

Thanks for that.  I will try it as you are a lot further north than us.

Spiraea Shirobana

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 13:48

Has anyone grown this dwarf shrub.  We live in the North west on an Island

and it can be quite windy and we get a lot of rain. 

I would like to grow this in container, it is to block out a 18in gap between a wall and a fence.  The other side of this gap is our neighbours extension, so when the wind is blowing from the east it blows through the gap.  It is a sunny position.

Or could you recommend an alternative

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:07

I actually bought a matlock.  It did work and then my husband came and used brute force. So the stump is out. 

If I leave the roots, will these rot down or will they start to grow again?

Is it best to chop them up, the best I can?

I actually have bought a small butterfly bush to replace it. 

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 11:55

Does anyone recommend an alternative to the above recommendations.

Or is it not recommended to use a chemical liquid?

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 12:19

I recently cut a shrub down, because it had grown too big for the space, and next doors clematis was wrapping itself round it.

How do you get rid of the stumps and roots?  

I  hope to plant a butterfly bush in the spring, I will be able to hard prune this every spring.

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Bare rooted 
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Purple Aquilega 
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Spiraea Shirobana

How hardy 
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