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Bugs,

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:27

That's good Rhona

 

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:52

I'd fit a woodburning stove

Bugs,

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:11

If you've got flying ants today they'll be gone tomorrow. That's the end of it till next year. Not worth freaking out about, just part of life. Good food for the birds

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 18:39

Hi Peter, I think your assessment of this as an ugly structure is correct. It would take more than a lick of paint to make me want to look at that every day

Planting out seedlings

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:47

If I'd bought these I'd have them outside for now, but in a coldframe or cold GH when the weather turns really wintery. Apart from that I'd do as bekkie suggests

Are gingko trees easy to grow/look after??

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:43

They're quite slowin the early years but easily growable in the east anglian climate and my not very good soil.

I grew some from seed and they were so slow to get above a foot tall I gave them away.

The one I have now was several years old when it was given to me and had been cut back.

The only problem  I have with it is persuading it to be a tree. It wants to grow horizontally, which it does now by 12 or more inches a year. It's reluctant to make a vertical leading shoot in spite of my ties and stakes. I've accepted it as a gingko bush now

Hedge Advice - Which type of Laurel?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 14:19

I'd choose Portugal laurel, it's easier to clip to a hedge. You will need to improve the soil, some muck would be ideal. 

Hedging plants

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 12:50

I think one of those variegated euonymus would be a good choice. They're not miffy and always look presentable if not exciting. You can cut bits of if they extend too far and they don't sulk

When to move philadelphus?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:59

It would make it easier for them if you pruned as well soulboy. I'd take some branches right back to base rather than shorten them all, you'll end up with a better shaped bush. If you can wait till leaf drop it would be better for the plant. But if you can't, give it a good soaking a couple of days before so the soil is really softened up. That way you won't damage the roots so much.

Then keep it watered but not overwatered till autumn sets in and the leaves fall. It won't need water after that.

Grass Seed - Mould?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:35

I've had boxes of grass seed in the shed for years, just using a bit at a time when the moles have been round etc. It germinates.

If it's gone mouldy I think there'd be a tendency for the seeds to stick together. 

I sowed some this week that was fresh and some , not all, of the seeds were a greeny blue colour

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What do I do now

kiss of death to houseplants 
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A new bloom from the NYD flower count

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Cutting old hellebore leaves

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coppicing the hazels

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Hedychium?

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

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