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Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:36

Hi dove, I have only recently got into gardening, hubby not interested at all, occasionally will mow the lawn but often insists its 'fine' when it clearly needs a good hair cut! He is good for the heavy lifting and he is in charge of the bird feeders which he quite enjoys, he has even named a few of them. Glad to hear they can be trained!

I take it the bonsai thing is to pop it in a pot and because the roots are restricted it won't grow very big? If so I think i will do that, he was so chuffed when I came back with it for him, would hate to take it back, can't be bother with the fuss either tbh!


Dog poop compost

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:17

Thanks for the comments everyone. Still not sold on the hole in the ground idea. Might be worth a try tho.

I don't even have a compsot bin yet but I am hoping to get one next year. The back garden resembles a builders yard at the moment as we are fitting new ktichen and bathroom, also got a lot of big branches around as we try to cut back the trees and bushes which have left been to their own devices by the previous owner.

Hopefully by this time next year I will have a lovely back garden and be making my own lovely compost, minus the dog mess of course!

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:10

Oh dear I was afraid this was the answer I would get  Oh well Euromillions tomorrow! fingers crossed!

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:29

Hi all,

Yesterday I bought a monkey puzzle tree for my husband (he loves them, hoping i can get him into gardening). Now I am starting to worry my garden is too small for it. (14ft x 100ft) The garden is above street level about 2ft so worried about the wall. How much damage the roots will casue.

Do they do well in pots, thinking I could have it in a container for a few years until I win the lottery and move to a stately home to give it proper space to grow

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


how to trim my buddleja

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:07

I am loving this forum, great to get lots of helpful advice. I have always wanted a buddleia and just discovered today that a big ugly mass of brown sticks in the corner of my garden is in fact a buddleia. I moved in in november so it has been interesting watching everything coming to life. I has grown considerably and is smothering the plants next to it. I will give it a hard prune and hope i can get it looking great again.

Dog poop compost

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 21:51

Hi waterbutts I have have to say I am very skeptical about the whole composting thing. would it not also attract flies, they are bad enough at the moment as it is. No kids as yet but when they do come along I hope they would enjoy gardening with me. The idea of them touching compost from dog mess is not appealling. Not sure about burying it as one of my dogs is quite a digger. Think I'll just keep topping up the landfil sites.

Dog poop compost

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 21:24

Hi, Has anyone here ever put their dogs mess in the compost bin? I have 2 large boxer dogs and I use plastic bags to clear up after them. I am a big recycler and get the feeling that something which naturally degrades shouldn't just be preserved in plastic and sent to land fill. (I have tried biodegradeble bags but find them too flimsly, nothing worse than a bag malfunction at the park)

There are serveral opinions on the internet regarding this, also information on special dog mess composters that are buried underground.

Does anyone out there recycle their dog waste?


daughters garden

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 20:51

Nice Job archiepem! Can you do this for my garden?

what is this plant?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:47

Thanks for the responses folks. I will have to wait and see what happens!  

what is this plant?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 21:36

Thanks Bob I have a lovely foxglove next to it in full bloom, about 8 stems. The leaves are slightly different and with it not flowering I thought it was a different plant! Very pleased now as foxgloves as so lovely!  Thanks again! 

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