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Rhod Crompton

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T&M plug ID please

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:30

The packaging has letters embossed on it! look carefully and you'll see what's what

Is this Japanese Knotweed? - please help

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:21

i suspect the berries fell from the tree

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:08

I'm all for a bit of mess at the back of a border or under shrubs, that's where the little critters tend too hide. The only thing is in most of gardens I tend to on a precessional basis, the clients want everything tidied up, even to the point where every leaf is blown out and raked up and removed! Mine on the other hand has a pile of oak logs that have been sitting for 2 years awaiting the chainsaw and axe, when ever I move one I find either a frog or a mouse nest! Only problem it's sitting on my decking and I'm sure the BBQ will need too come out of hibernation within a month or two

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:19

Looks like mine is coming up too say hello, it's found it's way through the 2-3 inches of soil improver I added just after Xmas!


J Parkers

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:12

I've just had a delivery from parkers, 55 perennials and 6 bare root roses (lost label, so going cheap). So far so good, the perennials seem to be growing on ok and the roses are a waiting game for the next month I guess! This was the firsy time i'd used them but if anything doesn't cime on I'll be straight on the phone. Regarding t & m, I've used these many times and yes sometimes the tiny plugs can be a bit disappointing and a bit hit and miss. Whenever I've complained they have replaced with no qualms.



buying online - recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:59

I've used fentongallon for bulbs, you can get massive bags but I think they do mostly daffs

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 06:21

ive found they respond quite well to a really hard cut back, I appreciate that this isn't the recommended method of rejuvinating the plant. This year I'll be taking a load of cuttings and not giving them all away this time!

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 16:16

I planted a Rhus at my fathers house about 12 years ago and he tells me that he's only had about two or three suckers pop up in all that time.  I think the important thing is too ensure you get a decent plant with only one main stem for starters then avoid disturbing the roots as this makes the plant think its under attack, and it fights back big time.  There's a house around the corner from me where the front garden is like a sumach forest

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 15:25

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta', great shape for a small tree, spring colours good followed by great autumn colours! Watch out for suckers

Levelling garden and starting from scratch

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:17

i agree that a mini digger will just compact the soil, we laid 250m sq of turf last week that my boss had repeatedly gone over in a mini digger to level and spread top soil! It'd have been better just to do it with wheel barrows and rakes in my opinion. He is obsesses with engines though, I mean he uses hedge trimmers to prune camellias 

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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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