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Latest posts by Sizeyuk1

Worm cast & Mushrooms on Lawn

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:25

Yes it's me again, the longer I live here the more problems I find, now its hundreds of worm casts in the lawn also big clumps of mushrooms. HELP  what can I do. We can't avoid walking on the lawn to get to the borders, I have been using a besom on the worm casts  when they are dry enough or even trying to pick them up but the lawn looks a mess.

Buddleja

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 13:49

Thank you so much, this forum is a great place to get info.

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:43

Thank you , I hope mine does just as well as yours

 

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:29

Thank you for that, I will cut the Buddleia back now and then in Feb/March I will cut the main trunk down to knee height and hope for the best.  Also thanks for the advice on leaf mould

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:08

Moved house last year, lots of plants too big for thier place and too crowded, but a particular problem is the Buddleja, its like a small tree, thick 3' + trunk, huge top heavy crown, overall about 7' tall, I pruned it last year but it still got so heavy that we had to tie it to the concrete fency post as it was in danger of falling over. Can I cut into the main stem to shorten it to about 2', will any new growth come from this or will it die. Also can I collect all the leaves from a variety of trees around the garden and leave them in a spare black bin to make leaf mould, if so how long will it take before I can use it. 

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:06

Moved house last year, lots of plants too big for thier place and too crowded, but a particular problem is the Buddleja, its like a small tree, thick 3' + trunk, huge top heavy crown, overall about 7' tall, I pruned it last year but it still got so heavy that we had to tie it to the concrete fency post as it was in danger of falling over. Can I cut into the main stem to shorten it to about 2', will any new growth come from this or will it die

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:24

Yes, I will take  a pic tomorrow and post it,

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:06

Thanks lilylouise, having looked on the site you gave me I am not sure it is a Bottle Brush, I will just have to wait and see what happens next year now it has light and any sunshine this rotten summer throws it's way

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

Discussions started by Sizeyuk1

Willow trees

What is their root sytem like 
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Hydrangea

When to prune 
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Pruning

Standard Rose and Camelia 
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standard rose pruning

golden wedding 
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Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Has anyone heard of this 
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Standard roses

suggestion please 
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Climbing rose

Black spot and yellow leaves 
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Rose with black spot

Have I killed it 
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Hydrangea

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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acer

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:07

Is this a bottle brush plant

 
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