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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 07:22
Bee witched wrote (see)

... but the latest visitors are a family of hungry hares.

 Yesterday I read in a gardening magazine that a lady in New Zealand stopped rabbits eating her garden by spreading used coffee grounds around her plants. She renewed them every 2-3 weeks and says it has been very successful - maybe worth a try for discouraging hares?

 

new fruit trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 07:11

Yes looking after fruit trees seems to be quiet a tricky business - I'm quite worried that I'll do something wrong and they will just never fruit or die.

Thanks both for your advice - no pruning yet then.

 

Will red ant colony damage my potato crop?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 17:57

Ants don't eat plants so they won't damage your potatoes, they eat aphids so can be a good thing to have around.

new fruit trees

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:11

My new apple trees that have been grown in large pots have buds on - when I plant them out should I prune them at all?

New apple trees

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 16:55

I've just been given 2 apple trees,

I already have a very small apple tree and 1 pear tree but both showed signs of disease last year that I wasn't able to identify.

I'm worried about planting the new trees near to the old ones, would it be better to remove them and start fresh or should I plant the new ones in another part of the garden?

conifer bushes

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:14

My garden has 2 conifers that have been pruned into ball shapes. They are roughly 6 ft tall and about 5ft diameter.

I don't really like them much- does anyone have any ideas about what can I do with them? Short of digging them out that is.

 

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:14

hello keepitlive

Thank you so much for your help - I think you are right, moving 14 bushes would be an enormous task for very little reward!  

So I think I'll leave them where they are, prune them back now and try taking cuttings later.

 

 

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:52

On a similar fruit bush theme - I too inherited hugely overgrown fruit bushes so the advice here is great - but mine are scattered all over the garden so would it be best to cut down and move them now or cut down and move in the autumn?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:12

I can't believe what is being suggested on here - boiling water ... fire ... poison? What's wrong with you all? Ants will do you no harm. If you want them to move you could just disturb the nest a little and they will upsticks and move on - leave a trail of something sweet at the same time to an area you don't mind them being.

If that doesn't work whhy not ask for advice on the RSPB website or similar? No need to kill them.

Should I plant my celery out yet

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:20

I would wait a while and make sure the plants are really well hardened off before planting out - then keep fleece handy for any late frosts.

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