Rhod Crompton

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My lawn is destroyed by What?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 06:18

Looks like you have a thick layer of thatch, I'd wait a month then heavily scarify, aerate and topdress with a sandy loam. you could then reseed any bare patches.

Himalayan birch and ginkgo biloba advice

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 07:03

Birch will also regrow from coppicing, that will give you the multi stemmed effect without paying £200. Ginko I'm not sure about

Clematis and roses

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 19:09

Clematis armadii gets huge and doesn't particularly like pruning!! 

back issues

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 06:38

I'm sure I've got these, don't mind scanning them and sending on

Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:23

Leaves look like the same

Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:22

Here's my paulownia starting it's climb into the skies

Laburnum tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 11:43

the way I see it is that most of the plants in our gardens are poisonous in some way or another, otherwise they would be classed as vegetables!

Mystery Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 09:26

Hard prune each spring for ginormous foliage

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:37

You may it takes a little longer for the buds to break through if the stems were quite old but it'll be back

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 06:14

Planted my first one last autumn, can't remember the cultivar! But was going too let it settle in for a year before the big chop. Always prefer a shrub I can coppice or stool. I did one for a client last spring and the regrow the was pushing 3 metres

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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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