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Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:00

A thick mulch is much more effective in suppressing weeds, I agree with verdun in that it should only be used on paths. If it's perennial weeds you're trying too keep down then you'd be better off spraying them, you'll still get weeds growing in the build up of debris within the bark.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:52

The orange really works with the vivid purples, my Bowles mauve is in another part of the garden and looking a bit sad having flopped over! Think it'll only be used for cuttings and replacing the original

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:29

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Mai tai & totally tangerine 

What do you do with Allium Bulbils

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:13

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 Mines started doing the same thing this year! 4 bulbs all producing bulbils

Help with choosing the right plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:10

Ferns

Help with choosing the right plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:09

Hostas, foxgloves, hydrangeas

Odd growth on lilac

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:04

I first noticed the difference in the stems and buds in winter and thought I'd wait for the leaves to open! Can't recall noticing them last year, which suggests that they have nothing too offer! Looks like the pruning saw will be out at some point

Odd growth on lilac

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:33

Privet rootstock taking over?

Odd growth on lilac

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:32

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Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:20

The globe flowered ones flower on older growth so need to be pruned after flowering just to keep in shape, mines formed a nice shape now after a few years of selective pruning. That been said I still take a large amount of it each summer and once cut it right down too about 18 inches, this was so I could move it! It still came back with gusto 

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Discussions started by Rhod Crompton

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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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 14:11

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

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