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Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 20:14

I find laundry marker pens work well.  In fact, the writing lasts so long and won't rub out, I can't re-use the labels .  For pricked-out seedlings etc, when there are lots to go into trays, I have bought a cheap packet of coloured plastic straws, putting different colours into the trays for various plants, and keeping a note of the colours in a notebook - if you know what I mean .

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:02

Thanks everyone. Looks like workout it is then .  Dont think it would decide to put on much new growth in a northern Scottish winter .  Oh well, I never liked it much anyway! 

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:49

Thanks so much for your prompt reply Verdun.  You've just confirmed what I thought.  Looks like I'll just have to do the best I can to get it out.  I'll probably have to leave quite a lot of cut-off roots in the ground.  Will they just eventually die off? 

Overgrown hebe

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:39

I had a large sprawling hebe in the front garden.  Sorry, don't know the name - it's one with small leaves and little blue flowers.  Latterly it was covering quite a large area, but with the growth only at the end of bare branches.  I decided to scalp it , and all that remains now is a clump of dead looking brown twigs.  Digging it out would be a nightmare.  The roots will be totally entwined with the surrounding shrubs.  Do you think there's any chance it'll produce new shoots, or will I have to get it out as best I can?   Thanks for any thoughts.


Leaf mould

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:33

OK, thank you both.  Maybe I'll just keep it till Spring then Palaisglide.  There's not really a great deal - amazing how a full bag of leaves shrinks down, lol.

Leaf mould

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:45

Just back from a lovely Caribbean cruise (sighhhhh) and went out into the garden today to do an autumn tidy-up.  Lots of leaves to collect from the borders, and just wondering - last year's leaves which I collected into black bin bags, have rotted down quite well.  Should I put them on the borders as a mulch, or dig them in?

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:05

OMG!!  Cut them up with scissors, yughhhhhhhh!!  All very well collecting them in a bucket, but getting rid of them afterwards - can't bear the thought .  I stick with the pellets and shut my eyes when getting rid of the bodies!


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:56

Teehee, thought I was bad, but compared to you lot, I'm just an amateur ,  Still have quite a lot of packets squirrelled away though, lol.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:05

What a lovely thought.  I suppose it'll be the last thing on their minds at present, but I've been thinking about peoples' gardens too.  I'd love to help, but I'm in the Highlands of Scotland so perhaps a bit difficult to get plants or seedlings to where they're needed.

Yellowing leaves on escallonia

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:59

Thanks Nutcutlet and Bookertoo.  It does get a bit cool  here in the North of Scotland, so perhaps that's the answer.  Perhaps I'm worrying too much.  I'll give it a feed as suggested and keep my fingers crossed.  Thanks again.

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Overgrown hebe

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Leaf mould

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Yellowing leaves on escallonia

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Any advise welcome

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Tree planting

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