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Pruning Conifer Hedge

Posted: Today at 07:38

I agree. You shouldn't really be cutting any nesting sites back yet.

Stabilising a clay bank 2

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 22:07

We have a bank next to farmland, though not as long or steep as yours. When we moved in it was densely overgrown with bramble, native honeysuckle and wild roses. It took time and effort to tame it but the effect, now, of flowers and fruit is delightful. It looks natural as a barrier to grazing land, wildlife loves it and the soil hasn't moved an inch.


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 21:45

Rugosa seeds germinated for me. I potted them up and put them in a cold frame over winter. Now I have five bushes, flowering for their second year. Lovely!

New gardener

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 16:43

Well, when this happens in my garden it is badgers but rabbits and foxes can do much the same. Badgers are looking for worms and grubs.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:43

Oh my goodness! Could we aim for a bit more charity towards the babies, here! If we don't encourage them they won't be around to take over gardening in the future. There is nothing more joyous than a small child in a garden, even if, on closer inspection, it is holding your very best plant upside down and in three pieces. Just take deep breaths and think of England.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:46

How tiny are the children? Quite small children are able to learn about growing and caring for their plants but if they are really young - say under three - they won't understand that pulling things out is a bad idea. I think in that case you have to put the plants where they can be seen but not touched unless the children are supervised.

SOS! Foxglove help!

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:17

Bad luck!  I wonder if your foxglove had been forced in very warm conditions, because it shouldn't really have been in flower yet. If so, the cold outdoors might have been too much for it. It won't have had time to seed itself, I am afraid. The best way with foxgloves is to buy a packet of seeds now and plant them this month. Thin out the young plants in autumn and next summer you will have a wonderful display.

Problem with cats

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:57

You can make your own more cheaply. It's that or get a dog!

pond plants

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:41

If it is the native yellow flag iris it will grow until something stops it - acres of it - so to grow it in a container means you have to divide it quite regularly. However, it is as tough as old boots, so just do it!

Pinching out

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:30

Thank you, I will give it a try.

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Moles in my compost bins.

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