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acer pruning

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 14:41

Acer Negundo Variegata. Hi everyone and Happy New Gardening Year. My problem is : Is it ok to prune this tree now? On occasion I have trimmed it but it has bled. Now it needs a good shape up. Any ideas?

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

Hi Jess, I think it is Rubus Cockburnianus, if it,s like a sprawly blackberry bush with prickles it is. Happy Christmas everyone xxx

Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 18:55
My favourite daff has to be "Jetfire",what,s yours?

Which brand?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 14:34

Yes nodlisab I got caught with that one too. Also Arthur Bowers was the same and I had used that for many years. They all seem to dry out to quickly. The structure is twiggy and dusty,dead really. I,m using Miraclegro at the moment and adding small amounts of John Innes No1, though I see Levingtons are adding this to their compost and 40 to70 % of peat. Who knows, it,s an expensive trial and error nowadays.

Hello Derek I have,nt tried Aldi

Which brand?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 10:57

Dare we talk about proprietary brands of compost? Since peat is all but banned and the alternative offerings as replacement I find pretty poor, what is the answer. What are my fellow gardeners resorting to and whose brand?


Posted: 01/11/2012 at 18:29

What about the exquisite Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea. Autumn colour leaves then tiny pink marshmallow blooms right through to March/April. Not a hulk but graceful and pretty.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:12

Hello Steve, I don,t know if your Delph is a record breaker but it,s certainly impressive. How ever did you keep the blasted snails off!!!!!!! Lost mine to them


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 20:41

Hello everyone and Blairs, Tony and Cherie. Well they could be. Just kidding. What a response. I,ve grown them all and what,s worse I nicked a piece of Geranium C. Druce ( no police amongst us i hope, I plead insanity) and it,s still rampaging through borders, paths,neighbours. Crime really doesn,t pay. Oh, and unusually it,s raining here in Cambridgeshire. Snails night out again xx


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 21:14

Oh, Lorelei isn,t life a kick in the teeth, I baby a weedy patch of indifferent lily of the valley. Your two welsh poppies will go forth and well................ And Campanula Conglomerata has thug status.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 20:28

Yes Kate i,ve been there,done that but they are pretty{ invasive} that is

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Blanket weed. Help, how does everyone keep it down or better still out 
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Free seeds

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Hi Kate, I love your blogs. We have the bee fly here too. They fascinate me, busily probing the trumpets of lungwort. Opening the new Spring... 
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what are they? 
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acer pruning

large Acer Negundo variegated 
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Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

My favourite daff has to be "Jetfire",what,s yours? 
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Which brand?

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