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Laburnum tree

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:45

A photo would help

I have lichen all over one of my laburnums but it doesn't kill the branches.


pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 11:41

I have a multi-stemmed laurel. Some of the branches were leaning over the road so we cut them right off, back to the ground. There is now a nice bushy plant on half the laurel. This winter we'll take the rest off and we'll be back to a bush.

alkaline soil

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:51

This is Jasminum polyanthum? I don't think that's  very hardy , you might need to pot anyway

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:46

Hi Rosie,

A square metre  or metre and a half required for mine. They'll go in the back of my car with the back seats down but wouldn't go in a small boot.

I can do 50 miles no problem,a bit more maybe. 

These are the plants

 Ignore the euphorbia creeping in from the side, that's in the ground.

Not much of a pic is it but I'm not much of a photographer


help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 09:14

Does it pull out leaving nothing behind Bob?

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:43

I don't think it's a buddleia.

That bronze tint can be deceptive, a lot of young leaves do that

How big is the plant and does it look as though it's been planted or is it oddly placed like a self sown plant

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:53

Hi Lizzie

I have a boot load of plants. If I remember I'll take their photo tomorrow. Mine aren't this year from seed plants, they're mostly last year from seed or cutting

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:19

It will regrow,, that's coppicing, an old woodland management technique.

Has it got 2 stems from one plant? It looks like it in the pic. You could cut one back and some more will grow in its place. Let one of those grow and then cut the other big one back.

In the meantime work on getting something more garden-friendly than a sycamore


Wildlife garden weeds.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:07

I agree with michael re chemicals, I rarely use any and never insecticides. but don't let it go in the pond if you do use it. 

If you've got the energy, dig them up

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:46

True, you just have to be a bit careful of those offering seeds of hybrids and cultivars, which won't seed true. 

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