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Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:00
artjak wrote (see)

Please beware of Nigella (the plant) it is very invasive; took about 3 years of pulling them up to get rid of one sowing. Or you could painstakingly dead head each flower if you really want to drive yourself mad.


But then you wouldn't get those lovely seed heads artjak

I think nigella could be marketed as ground cover

Having said that, I lost it and had to buy seeds a few years ago, I've got the ground cover back now though

Mulching a concrete apple tree!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:45

I'd try and relieve it of its concrete collar, trees continue to spread in the trunk throughout their life. Concrete up against it like that will cause rot as the bark reaches the hard stuff. I wouldn't worry about getting nutrients close to the tree, the feeding roots will be beyond that concrete.

If you can cut off that stub end with the hole it would be healthier for the tree. Hopefully the hole and rot won't go right through to the main trunk. Water collecting is not a good way to got.

If you've left any stub end like that in you pruning, cut them off right back to the branch they emerge from. Stub ends with no leaves on them, (leaf buds at this time of year) don't survive and that's where the rot gets in.

NB. I know nothing of growing apples but I can't see they'd be different from any other trees.

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 09:33

I love the lichen 

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:00

David, I dug up the seed swap so you can see how it goes.

There's also one called seed share in the forum somewhere.

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:31

and I live on the dry side of the country Verdun. (mostly)


Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:20

True Verdun but I find the moisture retention makes up for any other drawbacks

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:17

Sorry David, GC is Garden Centre.

The seed swap is a bit idle at the moment. It will come to the top of the forum when we start harvesting  seeds again, or maybe sooner if people have left-overs when they sow in spring

Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:13

I had a  look at companies I use but nothing there LF, sorry.


Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:10

If you end up buying them, Pottertons are good, I've been there, lovely plants.

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:00

I cut my buddleia back a bit before winter, to stop them being blown about, then right back after the winter. You can use the bits for cuttings (not my strong point)

Anemone nemorosa are corms. You'll probably find some in the GCs soon. 'Vestral' is popular so you should find that one

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