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Latest posts by pash2

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 15:21

Thank you very very much for your help

That is wounderful thank you again.

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 19:38
Bookertoo wrote (see)

Fold the leaves over to protect the centre, and,  if it gets very cold, a layer of fleece might help.  They do get very sad looking in the winter, but unless it is very young it should survive - new shoots will probably arise next year.  I'd love to have one but no space for such a wonderful specimen - good luck. 

The stems of the leaves are very stiff so how do i bend the leaves over the centre?

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 14:56

Thank you very much for your advice

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:42

Hi everyone now the winter is setting in what do i do with my Gunnera manicata?

The leaves have died back and unsure as what i am supposed to do with it.

Any help would be most welcome


conker tree bonsi style

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:33



conker tree bonsi style

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:57

Hi i have been given two conker trees that have been grown from seed and are about six foot tall in 10" pots.

Now i would like to know would it be ok / worth it to repot into 14" pots and stop at that or just keep them the way they are now as i do not want them any taller?


compost or top soil

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 17:22

Sorry it is the compost from Asda and some from my bin too.

My soil is clayish to clay and i have mixed in manure to try and break it down.

I also have a lot of nettle plant food on the go.

compost or top soil

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 16:35

Hi i have some excess compost and i was thinking of puting it on my beds instead of top soil.

1 is this a good idea?

2 what is the difference between the two?



Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:33


That is the word i was thinking of "soakaways"


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 07:31
Hi my garden is always getting water loged and i cant afford land drains yet so i thought of getting hold of a lot of milk crates and putting then in the ground across the width of yhe garden every so often about a foot below the surface coveref with mesh and an old tshirt on the top yo stop soil getting in the crates.

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