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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:29

In which direction does the border face?


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:28

The two ferns in question are already in the garden but in the opposite border facing facing east, but i want to give them more room to expand, (sorry if i cant remember there specific genre Verdun), as for the cotinus i was thinking of putting it back in a big pot?


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 19:53

Wish you had kept the trees pal, they bring lots of nature(birds) and add interest to the garden but hey ho, i hope you get all the advice you need here.


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 19:43

Hello fellow gardeners, hope your summer has been as enjoyable to behold as mine. 

However i have a question which may take sometime to answer. 

I have a raised bed approx 2ft by 20ft planted with a wide variety of plants from Fatsia Japonica, Rosemary, Bergenia,Cotinus Coggygria, Hellebores and Perennial sun loving flowers. Would it be best to move now if i wish to change the aspects, or wait till spring next year. Baring in mind i wish to move sun tolerant ferns into this space too?


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:32

I have a house orchid with last years spike still attached should i cut this back before growth begins for new flowers?


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 18:17

Is it worth cutting them down to the ground now?


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:11

Hello fellow garden enthusiasts. This is a quick one, my dephiniums last year bloomed brilliantly. However this year they seem to be getting eaten from the start of the growing season. I have believed it was ants, and so tried a google answer! Of putting cayene pepper around the bottom and rice. This seems to of not worked as now the flowers arent getting to full bloom before being eaten. Also whatever it is is eating through the stem also, any idea's? 

A few things

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:37

Thanks for all the advice guys lets hope we have a good spring/summer.

A few things

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 17:36

I seem to be having problems with threads i have posted in the Forums section peeps, hence why this post will be a long one sorry.

No1: I have to Fatsia Japonica both in a North East facing garden on the North West facing wall. Last year one was moved (the older one), although both seem to be struggling at this time of year that one seems to of slowed down its growth since being moved and doesnt look as healthy with new growth. Does anybody have any suggestions on trying to re-vitalise this lovely plant?

No2: It is still to cold where i live, so grass cutting hasnt commenced. However i laid new lawn last year, making the mistake i think of sieving the ground to much and removing to many small pebbles/stones. After a few months of vigourous growth i started noticing patches and areas getting slightly waterlogged. Over winter i have also noticed worm cast. I have started to aireate the ground and fill the holes with sand but due to the cold not started to cut or scarify it. Is this my only option?

Fatsia Japonica/ Hedera

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:01

In Spring, should i cut back some of the old growth to encourage the plant also? 

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