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Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:13

I have a few grasses in the garden, some like the carex I have given a hair cut to (new C. pressie of topiary shears really good for this job)

I have also cut down my calagmagrostis x acutifolias 'Karl Foerster'. Once i did this I wondered if I was correct.

Before I do anything to the other grass - Stipa Gigantea - I thought I has better check.

The last 2 were planted during last year


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:23


Keep popping into the Forum as a awhole.

Like tiarella Verdun, I always think its leaves are a bit untidy though.

Dog kept me up till 4 this morning when I then took him and me into spare room for sleep. We thought he was doing OK as well, back to vet later to see what can be done.

This lack of sleep is really getting to me

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 11:19

Just to remind you all that a Forum member is with Christine Walkden tonight.

I agree about the 'guys' and also about 'wheelbarrows and dogs' unnecessary.


Also think you watch the GBGR and take out snippets and ideas that are relevant to your own patch of heaven, you don't have to spend £££££ doing it.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:09

Well said Obelixx 

Couldn't agree more

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 11:39

That's it isn't it?

I see the lawn revival has prompted a new thread. It has stimulated us all and made us look at our plots - big or small - and given such ideas and some practical advice.

That in my opinion is what a garden programme should be - to educate, to stimulate, to provoke thought processes - to be about the best of gardening 

An hour of this type of programme every week would promote a nation of gardeners

3 more programmes to come - can't wait

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:35

It certainly inspired me to make a mini stumpery. 

I have a walkway that leads no where, logs that are not suitable for chopping for various reasons, and I just felt it would be great, I already have a variegated 'hedghog' Holly waiting to go somewhere which with the old oak would make a great back drop - so - in time I think I will make one.

First though new raspberry bed and clear the old pallets to make a space for it -excited

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 13:30

I would use a lot of energy and my trusty mattock.

When clearing this garden it was invaluable. Be prepared to dig down along way all around the stump though.


Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:48

I was looking at a wash yesterday in a GC. Never having used one before I wondered whether to use it or not, so read the label. It said use between october and December. Do you think I'm too late?

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 16:45

When you are in the garden don't forget that many things, especially perennials, look dead at this time of year and they may only need the tops cutting off to tidy them up.

Look carefully right at the base and you may see the green shoots of recovery. If thee are none it still doesn't mean the plants are dead. 

Initially just observe until say April, you may have some surprises, that are not dead 



Posted: 08/01/2014 at 17:58

Has rained nearly all afternoon - in fact still raining 

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Beautiful flower but .... 
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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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