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Rhod Crompton

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What to do this time of year

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 06:17

I'm also a gardener and there is so much to get done before the growth kicks in! Dividing perennials, roses, hedges etc 

when to plant paeonia bowl of beauty

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:27

ive got a sarah Bernhardt and have too admit it's my favourite of them all


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 08:00

ive got a clump of what I think is Indian summer if I recall and another 10 in pots that I recently got as bare root from the planet series! The main tips I have is that they like too be planted deeply, appreciate a winter mulch of straw or similar and when harvesting the stems it's best to pull them from the crown rather than snip them. Don't worry I think this encourages new shoots and clears the mass of stens left in the base.

Mulberry trees

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:17 this looks promising although more expensive, I've visited the nursery in the last year whilst at college and the stock all looked great.

Mulberry trees

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:08

It sounds like the £15 one will be a one year old whip and the £45 one will be a 2-3 year old specimen with a branch structure already forming! as nut says if you can afford a mature specimen then you'll achieve your dream of fruit a lot quicker, have a look for specialist nurseries and they should be able to give you more advice

Camellia japonica identification help needed

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:11

I've had this camellia in my garden since I moved in 5 years ago, at first I thought it was overly blousey for my taste but have grown to appreciate it. Any experts out there who can id it for me?

 There's often quite a variation in the flowers, some full doubles down to almost singles! Confused!

New Clematis Armandii

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:24

 Mines really struggling as well

Pruning Lavatera and Digitalis Ferruginea

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:21

I think lavatera should be cut to around 12 inches from base I believe


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:54

I'd go for a wormery and put your vegetable food waste in too

Old secateurs

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 14:01

It's £20 nowadays, but it doesn't matter what state they are in or require proof of purchase

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Which cultivar is this? 
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Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

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