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Rhod Crompton

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Pinching Out Peppers

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:59
I've read that putting the pot on its side and rotating on a regular basis encourages the branching


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 05:44
Hard prune and you will get more dramatic foliage on vigorous shoots!

Moving a Peony

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:18 It's here nut

Moving a Peony

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:04
My understanding is that tree peonies are usually grafted onto herbaceous rootstock so need to be planted deeply to suppress the herbaceous rootstock and establish their own! Also normal peonies over time will make their way to the surface so flowering will happen but takes time if planted a little too deep! I'm forever waiting for my sarah Bernhardt and Francis ortegot to pop up!

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:59
Same happened to me at a&e recently when I made a good attempt at removing my thumb with a pruning saw! New guidelines from the WHO apparently.

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:48
I have another nomination for the spiky plant award, poncirus trifoliata. Don't think it would like the shade though!

Compost success!

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:58
I emptied my two darlek bins this weekend, filled mostly with chicken run scrapings and grass on Saturday and found the most crumbly black gold in there! Only the top foot in the second one needed to go back in, it covered around 15sqm of the beds in the garden! This year I will be composting with a vengeance, I've also got four builders bags filled with leaves collected from clients gardens last autumn that I intend to spread late summer once it's broken down a bit more

Budldleia Pruning

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 20:35
Be brutal, the regrow the will be vigorous and look better than it does now. Should get back to around 10 foot tall this year if you go back to 2-3 foot. Try to remove all the spindly little bits too!

Plant supports

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:14
I've bought some from eBay before, weathered appearance and not badly priced. This was the company

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
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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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