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Moving a Yew

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:12

A follow up on the yew hedges.  I planted them last year and I am now itching to cut the tops off to make them the same size as the existing hedge.  Can I do it now or will it slow the side growth I need for it to fill out?

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:56

I have the same problem, I grew these from seed I bought in the UK.  Really interested to know what it is as I too don't think it is mildew.

 

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Shrub identification please

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:07

I confess to trying to murder whatever this is last winter, last year the poor growth it gave off was covered in mildew so I chopped it right back.  I then thought the base of it was dead so actually hacked at it with a hand axe in February but couldn't get the dratted thing out.

It rewarded me for doing this by actually looking quite healthy.  Before I decide to go all Texas Chainsaw Massacre on it again, can anyone identify it?  It may get a reprieve if it will be pretty.....

 

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Cows in garden

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:43

Electric fencing would keep them away from the wall it could be put just below the wall on the cow's side so you don't have to see it.  

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 20:34

As a beginner gardener my lesson has been "just chuck the seeds in the bed and be done with the faffing". This winter I lovingly attempted to nurture verbena bonaris seeds.  I managed to plant out 8 of the seedlings which keep being nibbled.  They haven't really taken off.

I had some seeds left over so about a month ago I thought what the hey, I'll just scatter then in the bed next to the seedlings.  These produced many more plantlets that look stronger than mine and are catching up!

 

Lost garden tools

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:22

Fairygirl you have made my day, I am always trekking back and forth to the shed for forgotten tools..... I had a spare carrier like yours which I loaded up and toted around the garden today.  Thank you for saving me the many trudged miles, swearing under my breathe, that will no longer be trod 

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:48

Great thank you, I have no patience but also I am tightfisted so don't want to buy more!  I bought 6 seeds for a fiver.....

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:38

I have bought some seed today, it says on the packet to sow in May but we are a couple of weeks behind the UK here.  I guess the worst that will happen is that the seeds won't germinate.  

Do seeds care that much about when they are sown?  Should I just be patient and sow them a bit later?  

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:29

Thank you!  I grew them from seed for the first time ever so I am a bit over-protective of them 

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:26

My courgette has silvery colouration on the leaves, is this normal or does it have a disease?

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Keep it or compost it? Plant ID

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ID for a cute lily type thing

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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Moving Scabiosa Plants

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Shrub identification please

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Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

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Courgette problem?

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Mystery unruly rose

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