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Tree advice needed.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:33

I've just bought one of these,

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/cercis-chinensis-avondale/classid.2000019575/

It says on the label it will get up to 2.5m, but I assuming that is in 10 years. 

They love sun, don't know if that is any help. 

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:23

I did have some tete a tete's, that I bought in the autumn and only planted 10 days ago.  They've got two chances

Lawn mowers and lawns full of moss

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:52

We have a Toro petrol lawnmower, and never had that problem.  We have so much moss, I basically hoover our lawn as so little grass.

It has the same size wheels front and back.  Sorry not very technical, don't know if that makes a difference. 

Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:13

Underneath my magnolia tree, outside my kitchen doors at this time of year, I would normally be seeing my lovely crocus in bloom.

Instead this year, as the flowers all came out a squirrel bit off each flower and left it.  Not one flower left. They have also chewed every crocus in my pots, where I planted a bulb lasagne in the autumn.  I'm hoping the hyacinths will still survive, they dont like those.

I'm taking it this is revenge for squirrel proofing my bird feeders.  I'm so sad, I love those crocus, the first sign of spring near the house.

Ever feel like you are trying to win a losing battle, the pigeons have stripped the leaves off my lilac for last two years and have killed that... I'm about ready to buy a very powerful water pistol...

Anyone else had this ?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/68101.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/68102.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

Problems with GW website

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:34

ooh yeah, it seems to have fixed itself and is working again.

Happy, happy, happy !

Raised beds and depth

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 20:52

I'm looking into getting some raised beds for the school garden for Yr 1 & 2 to grow some veg. (bearing in mind, trying to get a harvest before school breaks up end of July)

Looking at raised beds, it seems they come in 1m x 1m size, which is probably fine, but lots of different depths.  What should I be going for ?

Are there any rules ?  I need to balance up requirements vs cost, as PTA will probably be asked to buy them.

Any advice gratefully received.

Thank you.

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 20:15

Thanks for further suggestions, I tried logging off and on again David K, and didn't work for me.  It is struggling when I look at the page on my iphone too.  Hmm. maybe a call to Virgin tomorrow.  thanks for that suggestion Dove.  I often spend my evenings catching up with this forum and learning lots.  I'm having to resort to watching Top Gear

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:04
Thank you. We have a virgin super hub. Have pressed the button which says virgin media and held it down but not much has happened. There is a reset thing, but looks like you have to put a paper clip in it to get it to work, which looks like easy to mess up.

Will wake up my husband in Ireland later on and ask him.

Problems with GW website

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 21:52
Thank you. Unfortunately it has been like this for a few days. Will look on the router. Thank you

Problems with GW website

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 21:43
No. How do you do that ?
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Discussions started by Peanuts3

Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Destroyed all of them 
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Last Post: 26/02/2015 at 16:56

Raised beds and depth

Research for school garden 
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Problems with GW website

Each page takes 2 minutes to load ??? 
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Plant labels & squirrels !

They just pick them up and throw them out  
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Raised beds and nutrients

How to keep nutrient levels up ? 
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Last Post: 09/02/2015 at 08:18

Plant ID's please

School sensory garden 
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plant / weed id please

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School Sensory garden - Rainbow flowerbed

How to make it work 
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Plant sales for school fundraising

How to do it? 
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Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 21:00

How to identify Rhododendron Ponticum vs other rhodo varieties

Any tips ? 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 19:29

Planting a tree

Is this the right time of year 
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Last Post: 15/01/2015 at 21:30

Extra thorny roses

Am I doing something that is making my roses have more thorns? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 10:46

Recommendation for extendable loppers

Have managed to break mine :-(  
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 22:43

Euonymus europaeus

Does it have thorns 
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Last Post: 06/01/2015 at 17:58

Where to put arch?

44m long path, and woody area at the end 
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