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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Reusing clay soil to raise patio level?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 15:31

Clay shrinks and expands a lot so probably not the best stuff to have beneath a patio as this would rise and fall leading to cracks.  It would also be hard to compact the hardcore if it was sitting on recently dug clay. 

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:42

I didn't realise that there was something called a "legal Garder Designer".   There must be a governing body that oversees registration so maybe they could help.  Just flick thru our local mag and none of the adverts for garden design give an indication that they are trained or legal. 

Can an architectural graduate move into garden design?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:19

Why not start with looking at the Royal Horticultural Society website as they do plenty of courses and recommend others.  www.rhs.org.uk

Talkback: Protecting banana plants over winter

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:15

I keep mine wrapped in fleece in an unheated greenhouse so would expect it to be OK in your summerhouse.  I did lose the leaves one year but the plant regrew from the base so probably hardier than we think. 

Bambo like plant

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 13:10

I would leave them as is for now.  In spring cut about half of the stems down to ground level and new stems will grow from the base.  The ones you leave will shoot from buds along their length

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 16:14

As always there are loads of common names, that's why the latin names are best.  Pheasant Berry is another name for this plant.

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 15:07

I think it's Leycesteria Formosa, also known as Himalayan Honeysuckle.  It can grow quite large but you can prune it hard.

Hostas

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:57

I would leave them.  The leaves rot away very quickly and will feed the plant.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 10:16

Jean, could the bird you saw been a Sparrowhawk?  They are quite large.

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Runner beans

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Cucumber seedlings

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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