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trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:45

we have field maple, hawthorn, Cotoneaster lacteus and small yews (to be kept small) very close to ours. There are willows and a privet hedge within rooting distance, they've been there since 1960 and haven't caused problems yet. The onbe that has pushed roots between bricks into a manhole is the shallow rooted Catalpa bignonioides. A lot will depend on the state of your system, roots in the soakaway are probably not a big deal but if you have an old crumbling brick tank that might be bad news. 


Our tank has always been known as the sceptic tank. Some people are a little septic about its efficiency but we know it works just fine

triticonazole & acetamiprid

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:28

Totally agree Verdun. I don't spray the decoratives either. Too much junk out there already

Seed saving

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:18

Jacob's Ladder seeds like a weed. Once you've got it, you've got it. But if you have a fancy cultivar it will always seed back to the basic species eventually.


sow a few and leave them outside or just let them get on with it. The latter only works if you're an idle gardener like me and haven't touched a hoe in years

pink flower

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 15:42

a mallow of some sort. Too close in the see the leaves so can't be more precise

Confused by 'biennial'

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 15:41

The sometimes flower another year but rarely as good, I sometimes leave them, only for them to die before flowering time

Salix

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 13:50

which salix is it?


as well as the white marks that Hazel mentions, some areas of the trunk look very dark. Is this wet or a light effect or are they a different colour?


That doesn't look good, trees drop leaves in times of stress but clinging onto the dead ones isn't a good sign. Have you had drought? It's been very wet here up to the last month and nothing that's been in place for 12 years is suffering from drought.

Is this a Foxglove

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:58

it is a foxglove, more likely a cultivar of Digitalis purpurea than a hybrid. These are more or less biennial, ie they die after flowering, but sometimes make a poor effort at flowering in the next year. Let it seed for future plants

Seagulls

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 21:47

Perhaps he has hopes of a career in garden design Lou

Gazania seed

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 21:35

I don't think gazanias are hardy so best left til spring for sowing. Is the seed completely ripe and dry? if so store it in an envelope or something made of paper, not plastic. cool and dry, should be fine.

Dying Viburnum

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 20:17

 Verdun

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