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Latest posts by MuddyFork


Posted: 10/02/2015 at 15:34

Matty2, surely a visit to the GC is medicinal .  You could try that approach.

To Early?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 09:45

I have cut down my Miscanthus.  I have found that if I leave it any later it becomes harder to do without cutting the new shoots.  It would be wise to check to see if the new growth has started to appear. 


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:52

WUM - wind up merchant?

Can you help save my orange tree?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:49

Scale insects will probably be the cause of the leaf drop.  You need to check the back of each leaf paying attention the the central vein area.  I lost a 6 foot lemon tree to a scale insect infestation.   

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:01

Rose. Cerinthe, Primroses, Kerria Japonica and Hellebores in my garden.  Would have had a dandelion but I dug it up yesterday.  

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:08

I believe that anyone can apply for a parcel of land to be designated as a 'village green'.  You just need to be able to prove that it is used by the local population.  I think I would try to investigate this. 

Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:19

I don't think there is a product available that actually works.  The only way I have found is to remove the moss by hand using a small scrapper/ wire brush.  It's bl**dy hard work and they never warn you before it's laid.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 10:46

Hedge maintenance will be an annual cost that you should bear in mind.  I have 95 metres of Leylandi that needs cutting each year and it's expensive to get it done.  The new fence may look a more attractive proposition if you factor in maintenance.

More weeds I think??

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:26

I think the second one is Oenothera as they self seed very easily.  Have just spent two hours digging them out of some of my flower beds where they don't match the colour scheme.

Hibiscus dormancy

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:31

My Hibiscus has already lost its leaves.  I'd plant it out but also send the supplier an email stating that if it fails to come into leaf next year you will want a replacement.  They do take ages to start to get leaves, mine doesn't show any growth until mid May and I'm in the warm south.

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Over wintering a Water Lily

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Plant id please

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Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 21:07

Shield Bugs

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 15:18

Runner beans

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 12:21

Cucumber seedlings

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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 22:28

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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