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Latest posts by nightgarden

Bonfire ash

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:14

I burn all paper and cardboard that I can't compost (due to volume). Nothing else is burnt with it other than the odd bit of plant material, if diseased for example.

I was wondering whether I can add the ash to anything - like compost heap or directly onto the ground? Seems a shame to just waste it. 

Anyone got any suggestions please? 

Grass cutting

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 14:06

Thanks Busy-Lizzie.

Grass cutting

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:58

I haven't been able to cut my grass for a while because of the wet weather. I would like to give it a last cut before winter really sets in but am a bit worried I might do more harm than good. So my questions are -

Is it ok to cut now? (on the highest setting) Will the grass suffer if there's a frost in the next few days?

 

chocolate--spot-on-beans

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:19

My broad beans have chocolate spot, I usually leave bean roots in the ground to rot down but should I lift and destroy them instead? I don't know whether the pest can survive over winter in the ground.

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

thanks everyone

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:00

I too cut buddlias down quite hard and I agree that works very well - except this time I accidentally did the same to a b.globosa and then remembered they are best done after they have flowered - I'm wondering whether it will flower this year, it has lots of new growth but maybe won't flower till next year

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:25

Thanks I think I'd do both!

polyanthus

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:54

I moved pollies from my window boxes to a shady damp but not wet part of my garden last year - they started flowering several weeks ago and are still going strong. A friend did the same and hers are still going after 4 years!

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:50

They remind me of my grandmother's garden that was thick with pink white and blue bells. Spanish or not still very pretty so enjoy!

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:46

I have a quite large hardy fuchsia that, according to the books, should be cut down to 1" above the ground in March.

It is old, woody and spindly with a lot of thick dead wood in the centre and is just starting to show new leaf growth on thin stems that are mostly bare with tufts at the top... it looks quite a mess but I'm not sure what to do.

I have cut back the obviously dead stuff but it doesn't look that much better, to be honest I feel it needs a major crop to the ground but is it too late to do now?

The weather was too harsh, snow, ice etc to cut back in March.

Any advice welcome.

Discussions started by nightgarden

plugs

where to find them 
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cabbage white butterflies

netting mesh size 
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grass cutting

When to do first cut 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 18:24

manure

Can I use it this year 
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Last Post: 15/01/2015 at 09:14

Frozen pomds

Please don't use antifreeze in your ponds 
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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 20:35

Conifer problem

How to make conifer bushes smaller/denser 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 16:07

Bonfire ash

How can I use bonfire ash 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 11:18

Grass cutting

Cutting grass in December 
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Last Post: 10/12/2014 at 19:50

chocolate--spot-on-beans

what to do with roots 
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Last Post: 21/08/2013 at 08:05

Hardy fuchsia

pruning time missed? 
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Last Post: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

new fruit trees

pruning 
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Last Post: 23/06/2013 at 12:16

New apple trees

where to plant 
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Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 16:55

conifer bushes

pruned into balls 
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Last Post: 21/04/2013 at 18:18

fruit bushes

Monty's bowl shape 
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Last Post: 25/03/2013 at 17:18

Unrotted compost

Growing veg in bags 
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Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 13:46
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