madpenguin


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Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 21:08

Yes I think I am going to have to move it.I honestly don't have the space for it 'to do it's own thing',wish I did!


I have a place to put it where it could be trimmed to about 4ft max,otherwise it may have to go back in the pot!!

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 20:35

All planted now so will see how it gets on!

Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 17:46

I have had Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' in a pot for several years and always thought it grew to 1m high.


Just put it in the ground but have now read it can grow to 1.5m to 3m tall.


Now I am worried I have planted it in the wrong place (towards the front of a border.


Can I keep it trimmed to 1m or will I have to dig I up and relocate it!

Last edited: 21 February 2017 17:47:26

Garden incinerator.

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 17:39

Incinerator now ordered from a local hardware store.They had 2 qualities so I have gone for the more robust one.Online ones are cheap but reviews say they don't last.


Will see how I get on! 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 13:05

Thanks Verdun,a job for me to do this afternoon 

Garden incinerator.

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 13:00
hogweed says:

As your garden is small I would use the lawn clippings as mulch on the borders. Shrub pruning should burn ok but perennials would be too green. An incinerator may be more bother than it's worth. How long did it take you to fill eight bags? If that is the sum total of your cutting back after the winter, I would just take the hit once or twice a year. The trick would be to cut the stuff as small as possible to get as much in a bag as you can, then leave the bags a while so they all settle down, then top them up. And use as large bags as possible unless there are rules on bag sizes!


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 I filled all 8 bags in a week and generally put out at least a couple every fortnight.We have to buy the bags supplied by the council and they are awful.As they are biodegradable they start to sweat as soon as anything is put in it.You can't store anything in them and I have to fill them up the night before collection.


I also have to store the waste somewhere for up to a fortnight and space is limited.


I was hoping to have a burn when I got to maybe 2 sacks worth.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:29

If it does become invasive would it be easyish to dig up say every 3 years to keep it under control?

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:21

I have had my Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' growing in pots for several years and am toying with the idea of planting directly in the ground.


Is it very invasive and if so is it easy to dig up?


Potting on small clematis

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 11:55

I would put them in there positions now.I have had many clematis from Morrisons and all are doing very well!

Help Save the Hedgehogs Part II

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:38

My hedgehogs returned 2 nights ago.The trail cam picked up 2 and there is possibly a third.So all happy here!


I feed mine in a feeding station with a mixture of Go-Cat,sunflower seeds,whole peanuts,dried mealworms and dried fruit.A bowl of water is also provided.Been doing it now for 9 years.


I recognize one of the hedgehogs and know that it is the third year in a row that it has visited!

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