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Latest posts by Sizeyuk1

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:59

I had a compost bin which exploded, it was the  green drum type that you roll over and over to mix the grass, cuttings etc,  we heard a huge bang  and when we went outside it was blazing away and had completely exploded, the only thing I had done differently that in previous years was to put some charcoal on it after burning some wood and leaving it for a few days to go cold I added it to the compost.

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:43

Thanks figrat, thats a great idea with the metal rods

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:32

Can someone please tell me the proper name of the Bottle Brush plant, I think have one in the garden which has been completely in the shade until we got rid of the bush that overshadowed it, the leaves look familiar to those of the Bottle Brush Isaw in Australia, but I can't find any reference to it on this site or the RHS site.

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 14:17

Thank you Lunarz, yes it does look like Nandina from the picture on the plant finder, I can't find any reference to Abelie for the first photo.of the first shrub..

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:37

This is the shrubs which has red leaves in winter

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:33

 Thanks for the help with uploading, I thought Berberis were prickly.



Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:59

Please can anyone help me identify 2 shrubs. Both have thin arching branches and are currently flowering. (1) slim pointed leaves, masses of tiny white bus which open to tiny bright yellow flowers, the leaves turn red in autumn/winter. (2) coper coloured leaves and branches, masses of tiny pink bell like flowers. I don't know how or when to prune these. Can I put a photo of them on this site

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:54

Can anyone identify these 2 shrubs please, I don't know how or when to prune.  (1) small pointed leaves which turn red later in the year, large clusters of tiny white buds which open to tiny bright yellow flowers. (2) copper branches and leaves and tiny pink bell like flowers.  Can I post photos of them on this site.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 20:34

Tahnks for all the help, I feel quite excited to begin buying and planting.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 14:41

I didn't know    that some climbing roses revert to shrub roses if  pruned  hard particularly in the first 2 years, just read it on this site, it may explain the odd rose I have inherited in my new garden, all the roses have been badly pruned, but a lovely red one is really bad, its been cut through the main stem and is sending out long dangling branches which have roses on them but hand on the ground, it was in a small pot and I moved it into the ground last Autumn 

Discussions started by Sizeyuk1

Climbing rose

Black spot and yellow leaves 
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Rose with black spot

Have I killed it 
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When can I move them 
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Plants for a damp shaded area

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Cats in the graden

Cats digging in flower beds 
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My Photinia had turned green

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Butterflies & Bees

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Is this a bottle brush plant

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What is this plant

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Bottle Brush

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Worm cast & Mushrooms on Lawn

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