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SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 22:25

Hi Claire, I don't think you can do anything. Either it's alive and will come into leaf or it's dead and it won't.

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:07

I think our agricultural desert is more sterile than an urban area. Sprayers are dumping something on the soil every week. I know it's not all insecticides but none of it is likely to be beneficial to wildlife or my efforts to support it.

I try and maintain the whole site for wildlife. Occasionally I curse a stray rabbit or muntjac, when they nip off the hellebore heads or eat a newly planted shrub, but mostly we rub along OK.

Bees are buzzing today

Pest questions

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:46

I don't use insecticides either. How about doing some research into maintaining insect diversity

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:06  ?

I don't think they are really catkins but they look like it from a distance

christmas tree growing

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:46

I sow all hardy tree seeds, fresh, in gritty compost and leave them outside till they germinate.


New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 10:07

I would leave it all alone. Forsythia is best pruned after flowering. I prefer not to do it as that one has been done (ie a trim up all round) a nicer shaped shrub is produced by cutting back some of the oldest stems and leaving the rest. But that's just my opinion. I think I see a fine mahonia near the forsythia as well.

Look at it all for a season. If things are a bit crowded it might be better to remove a few of the ones you don't like so much rather than cutting them all to fit

New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:35

Hi Iceman

Don't rush to cut back, you may be cutting off this year's flowers. Identify the trees and shrubs before you cut them. Post photos on here and someone will ID. Some shrubs sulk if you cut them, some are improved.

Your weeds/flowers can also be IDd here.

remove anything you're sure is a weed but be careful. Some things haven't appeared above ground yet and you don't want to damage the tips.


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:10

Maybe they're looking for a pond that isn't there any more. 

penstemon seeds

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:59

Yes they are Voyager but cuttings aren't my strong point. I'm sure someone else will take you through it. 

Cuttings would get you more of exactly the same plant, which seeds might not

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:08

Herons are another culprit, they leave no trace

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Ammi majus

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Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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I've got bees

A nest box full of tree bees 
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Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 22:39

East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 11:56

Water voles

They're back 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 22:52

another bulb from nowhere and a baby shrub

I don't know what they are 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 13:54

Tomatoes in a cold GH

Can i put them out there yet? 
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Last Post: 03/05/2015 at 19:34

another crown imperial question

how much to take off 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 16:42

ID my fungus please

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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 20:33

3 for ID please

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Last Post: 15/04/2015 at 08:36

Forsythia suspensa

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 09:49

Best bee plants today

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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 12:17

Take care where you put the mouse traps

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