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Amelanchier Robin Hill Tree

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 13:07

Hi,  I have bought a young  Amelanchier Robin Hill tree but i have no idea what type of soil etc i need to use to plant it in my back garden.  Thank you .

Ring Neck Doves are Nesting in my Garden

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 12:45

Hi, thank you to all for your advice,  From the patio window we can see the parents taking turns on sitting on the nest, and at the moment all appears well.  We have decided not to use the Archway as not to stress the doves.  I do hope they will survive but i have my doubts as i have seen a couple of Magpies  on my neighbours roof.  

Ring Neck Doves are Nesting in my Garden

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 14:16

Hi Redwing,  apologies for my initial description of ring neck doves, they are Collared Doves

Ring Neck Doves are Nesting in my Garden

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 13:54

Hi,  A pair of Ring Neck Doves have chosen to build a nest in the middle of the Honeysuckle which covers one side of the Archway in my garden.  On the other side of my archway is where my greenhouse and shed are. I am worried for their safety as there are a few cats  around, i noticed a black cat in my garden the other day.  The Honeysuckle is not overly dense as i can see the dove sitting on the nest from my window. Is there anything i could do to help keep them safe.   

Liquidambar Worplesdon- Sweet Gum Tree

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:53

Hi H-C,  Thank you for your help,  to prepare for the arrival of my tree gives me a reason to go back to the garden centre, which is one of my favourites places to visit,  cannot say the same for my husband though.  

Liquidambar Worplesdon- Sweet Gum Tree

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 14:08

Hi All, I have just purchased a Liquidambar Worplesdon tree in Memory of my Mum, which i intend to plant in my back garden. I would really appreciate some help and advice on which type of soil i should use.  also when the tree arrives it is only 4 to 5ft,  should i wait while the tree grows taller before i plant in the ground. As you tell from my questions i have a lot to learn about gardening ..x

5 yrs Old Silver Birch

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 15:00

Thank you Nutcutlet,  Redwing and Doghouse Riley, your help has managed to put a smile on my face as earlier today it i thought my Silver Birch was doomed.  Thanks

5 yrs Old Silver Birch

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:44

Hi nutcutlet,  here are some pics i have just  taken.  whilst i was taking these pictures i did notice quite a few Ants in and around the cracks, could these be the culprits?. 

I must say looking at the close up pics of these cracks my Silver Birch looks Doomed .

5 yrs Old Silver Birch

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 12:41

Hi,  I planted a Silver Birch Tree approx 5yrs ago.  My tree has been growing quite nicely,  However, i have noticed that there are a number of Vertical Cracks  appeared at the base of the tree almost ground level. some of these cracks appear to be quite deep  What could have caused these cracks or is it something i have done.  Can my tree be saved or will it eventually die off  .  All Help and Advice is greatly appreciated.

Help and Advice on Tired Looking Decking.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:46

Hi All,  i must apologise for the delay in my reply .   Thank you all for your help and advice which is really appreciated.   We have decided to take  all the decking up.  There will  be quite a few trips to the council waste disposal tips... x

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Discussions started by pennymax

Amelanchier Robin Hill Tree

what type of soil ? 
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Ring Neck Doves are Nesting in my Garden

Is there anything i can do to help keep them safe. 
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Last Post: 05/04/2017 at 12:45

Liquidambar Worplesdon- Sweet Gum Tree

Advice needed for using correct soil for planting. 
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Last Post: 27/03/2017 at 14:53

5 yrs Old Silver Birch

Vertical Cracks Appeared at the Base. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2017 at 15:46

Help and Advice on Tired Looking Decking.

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Last Post: 20/02/2016 at 17:46

Unknown Insect. also Plant ID

Never seen this type of insect before. 
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Young Silver Birch Tree

Is my Silver Birch Doomed 
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Wasps invading my Laurel Hedge. 
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Advice on planting Spruce Trees

Picea Serbian Spruce and Picea Silver Colorado Spruce 
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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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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 00:09

Hawthorn Hedge

Cut Back Now Or Later. 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 13:34


Not sure if i should cut them off 
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Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 13:12

Hawthorn Hedge

White Fungus 
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