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Rhod Crompton

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Is lawn edging popular?

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:44

A client of mine has everedge in the woodland part of the garden, is pretty good at holding back the borders from the lawn and for defining the paths

 fairly easy too move around if you want to change anything which I did earlier this year before laying new chipping!

Is this unusual

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 06:33

Lobsters do it 

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:45

So the bulbs from gee tee turned up along with another parcel containing someone else's order, emailed them to let them know and they said keep them!!! That's 570 more bulbs for me now! That's a lot of tulips in pots for friends I think.

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 06:11

I ordered 150 bulbs from gee tee at the weekend on the back of some good reports I heard! Almost all off them are alliums, so come May/June next year my garden should look like a bit mad with all those balls floating about!

damp allotment

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:42

snakeshead fritillary love damp meadows!

Alliums In A Pot

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:39

Allium bulbs will be absolutely fine outside. I wouldn't bother sticking them in the greenhouse, put a good amount of grit in the compost too improve drainage!

Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:09

Love love love this tree! 

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:16

After removing 2 huge rambling roses from a garden yesterday that had climbed about 35 feet into surrounding oak and ash trees I can only recommend chain mail! Seriously tho I tend too use heavy duty builders gloves during the winter and these cope well with brambles, you tend too find a balance with the pressure you apply once getting stabbed a few times! 

Cornus Sanguinea and Viburnum Opulus size reduction

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:57

Late winter, you can either do all the stems right down to about 6 inches from the ground or too a pollard about 2 feet, depending on where in the border they are. Some like too take a proportion of them out each year, but I'm ruthless and go the whole hog. The best coloured stems come on the nesest growth so as long as no stems are no than 3 years old then they still have good colour.

Cornus Sanguinea and Viburnum Opulus size reduction

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:34

 Here's two of mine that grew in different areas of the garden, top one in full sun! Both were coppiced this year and are now 5 feet

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Odd growth on lilac

Two stems appear too be a different plant, I've read that they are sometimes grafted onto privet rootstock 
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Camellia japonica identification help needed

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

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