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Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 19:29
Excellent! Thanks for the replies. I'm glad to hear it's going make my life easier and hopefully I get lots of tasty food...

Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 07:44

Hello and sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum (I couldn't decide which was the best place for it)...

I'm completely redesigning my garden which includes adding a large area for fruit and vegetables.  This area of the garden is where there have been years of large bonfires as the previous owner had them frequently and, since buying the place, I've had to have loads just to clear all the mess left behind around the garden.

Now I'm wondering how much damage this will have done to the soil and whether it will be possible to grow things here now?  I'm sure it's curable but what would I need to do to make it suitable?

P.S.  I was thinking of growing raspberries and (thornless) blackberries here, although this may be subject to change

Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:41

It certainly does, thank you for that.  I'll be giving the hedge a good makeover earlier than I thought then!

Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 16:22

Ah, yes, didn't consider that.  When should I do it to avoid this problem?

Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:09

Excellent, thank you.  I can't wait to get hacking away at it!

Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:54

Great stuff, thanks for the reply.  It's going to need a severe hacking so I guess this is a spring job after a little tidying in preparation for the winter.  Would it be best to do this in early spring?  I don't know whether late frosts will damage it.

Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:26

Hi all,

 

I'm after some advice and have two questions.  First of all, I need to work out what this hedge is because I have no idea.  Can anyone help me out?


 

Secondly. this is in the garden of the house I'm moving in to in a few weeks time.  It's growing desperately out of control and is absolutely huge.  The photo doesn't quite do it justice.  However, after identifying what it is I then need to know how I should go about cutting this back hard, without killing it off.  It forms the boundary between two gardens so I really can't afford to kill it

 

Any advice will be gratefully received

Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:02

Great, thank you very much for the replies.  I've removed the affected leaves, and given it a good drink.  I'll get some fungicide tomorrow.  Thanks

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:01

Oh, and the base of it looked fine, so I don't think slugs are the culprits

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 19:00

Hi, thanks very much for the reply.  I've had a little poke around the roots and couldn't find a single vine weevil.  I know what they look like because I've found them before and fed them to the birds!

I'm not sure it's been over-watered as the soil was moist but not too much at all  (which isn't surprising given the weather).  Unfortunately I think it's too far gone to take any cutting from it which is disappointing, but not the end of the world.

I'll give it a short while with little or no water and see how it responds...

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Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

How hard will it be to sort the mess from an old bonfire? 
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Advice on cutting back an overgrown hedge

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My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

 
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Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Is this what I think it is and how can I fix it? 
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Hibiscus buds not developing

One sickly hibiscus 
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