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Advice on planting Spruce Trees

Posted: Yesterday at 00:51

Thank you so much Pansyface for your help and also for the link you sent which was most helpful and very informative. On reading about Spruce Trees i was surprised at the Height and widths on reaching maturity. I now understand why you asked if i had a large garden ...... Thanks .

Advice on planting Spruce Trees

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:27

Hi All,  I have purchased 2 Spruce trees, one is a 3ft Picea Serbian Spruce  (christmas tree)  which i intend to plant in the  garden and the 2nd one which is a lovely 3ft Silver coloured Picea Colorado Spruce tree which i am hoping to plant in my front garden.  Our Bungalow sits on a corner so we are in full sun most of the day.  I would appreciate some help and advice on what type of soil conditions a Spruce tree require. . also will it be ok to position my Spruce tree in full sun.

All help and advice greatly appreciated.

Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 23:55

Hi Lyn, Thanks for your reply, I will take the buds off to encourage bushier growth,  could you tell me when it will be safe to put the Fuchsia outside, Thanks again.

Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:38

Hi All, I would like some Help and Advice,  Some weeks ago my standard fuchsia looked dead so i brought it into my utility room, i cut it back and crossed my fingers.  To my surprise  it started to grow again and now there are quite a number of buds appearing. I am really unsure what to do next.  As you can tell i have a lot to learn. 

Trailing Fuchsia and Grasses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:10

Hi,  I have four wall baskets that have about three trailing fuchsias in each basket, which at the moment are in flower.  I would appreciate some help and advice on how to look after them overwinter.  I am unsure what to do next, do i leave them outside or do i take them down,  and pot them up and keep in the greenhouse.

 Also i have a number of different Grasses growing in pots, which i must say some of which have grown quite big. Again i would appreciate advice on when is the best time to plant them in the ground, also being as some of Grasses have been growing in large pots, do  i need to split  some them to make it easier to plant them in the ground.  As you can tell i am a newbie but eager to learn.

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 00:09

Hi Buddyboy,   Thank you for your help and advice,   I have passed on your help/advice and the links over to my son who sounded so pleased and relieved  as he thought he was going to lose part of his hedge. As he is a newbie to gardening i  have suggested that he becomes a member of this gardening website as he will learn so much from the many knowledgeable gardeners.  Thanks again.  Also Thanks to Bekkie Hughes and Nutcutlet. 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 23:23

Hi, Buddyboy, the sequence of events are as follows,

There was no yellowing veining before spraying.

My son's neighbour had seen aphids?on the Laurel Hedge, which is when he suggested to my son to spray the laurel .

My Son did spray his Laurel Hedge with insecticide.

The black/burnt tips were there prior to him using the spray.

I did check the soil myself and to me it was slightly damp. I did suggest that the Hedge could do with some water.

As i mentioned earlier my son's Laurel Hedge in on 3 sides of his garden,  2 sides of the Hedge are fine.

Today there have been more yellow bare stems on the ground from the damaged side.  

Is there anything my son can do to save his Laurel Hedge.


Laurel Hedge

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:44

Hi All, Once again i am asking for some Urgent help and Advice.  My Son planted quite a few Laurel bushes which cover three sides of his garden, They have been growing well and has now reached a height of approx 7ft.  Last week however he noticed on one side of the laurel Hedge signs of damage black/burnt tips, some of the leaves look like something has been eating the leaves. My sons neighbour suggested to him to spray his Laurel Hedge with a systemic insect spray.  Today i noticed all along the top leaves of Laurel hedge it looks like something has laid eggs on the leaves which look like little black dots,  also there are a lot of bare yellow looking stems that just simple drop off.  Is there anything my son can do to save his Laurel Hedge.  All Help and Advice is appreciated.

 I hope these pictures will help solve the problem.

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:05

We only planted the Hawthorn Hedge end of last year and its about 4ft high now  so its only a baby hedge at the moment  , We planted over 90  bare root Hawthorn whips  ( i think thats what you call them)  but they are coming on nicely but in some areas a bit sparse. I will cut back now to encourage new growth and in time the little birds will have a nice safe and secure place to nest and shelter.  Do i need to feed the Hawthorn hedge after i have cut back all the straggly bits. Thank you all for your help and advice....x

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:39

Hi,  I would appreciate all advice on my Hawthorn Hedge. I would like to prune the top of the hedge back  to encourage new bushier growth lower down the hedge.  I am unsure if its ok to prune it back now or do i have to leave it until next spring.  All advice and help is greatly appreciated.

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Advice on planting Spruce Trees

Picea Serbian Spruce and Picea Silver Colorado Spruce 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 00:51

Standard Fuchsia

Help is my Fuchsia Flowering too soon?. 
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Trailing Fuchsia and Grasses

Trailing Fuchsias in Wall Baskets. Grasses in Pots 
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Laurel Hedge

Help And Advice On Sick Looking Laurel Hedge. 
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Hawthorn Hedge

Cut Back Now Or Later. 
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Not sure if i should cut them off 
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Any Preparation work required prior to laying a New Lawn?. 
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Replanting a young unknown tree

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Advice on replanting young unknown tree

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What is the name of this Plant Growing in my Garden

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Advice on where to plant my apple tree and suitable hedging

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