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Rhod Crompton

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Young birch tree

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 14:16
Id say cut it just below the break now and then in spring when buds below break cut it just above the top one. Then you have the choice of removing all but the top shoot or keeping a few and have a multi-stemmed tree

views on bark chippings

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:25

I tend to use hard wood chippings for path as they don't rot down as fast as bark. 

Leggy Privet

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 07:00

We cut an alder hedge at work back in September, colleague was surfing on the roof of the van! 100m hedge cut in around 90 mins! 

Alstroemeria in pots

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 09:00

I had 3 9cm pots of these from t & m about 3/4 years ago, they spent the first season in a large pot! I then dug a massive hole and put them all in really deep to avoid the frost. Ever since they have probably been the most successful t & m purchase. Anybody got any advice on dividing? The clump is around 40cm now

Spider id please.

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 16:42


Spider id please.

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 16:42

Black widow

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:46

I'd wait for the spring, it's not to grow much over winter. Hard pruning will be fine, you should see regrow the within 4-6 weeks.

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:16

Looks like Portuguese laurel, prunus lusitanica

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 

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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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Last Post: 09/05/2015 at 09:04

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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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 15:38
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