stansty


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Pruning Beech trees that are meant to be a hedge

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:56
For some reason the whole of my message didn't post the first and second times! Thanks for the response

Pruning Beech trees that are meant to be a hedge

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:56
They are now 20+ft, thin trees. The utility company has already hacked the tops out of half of them where their cable runs overhead and the regrowth was good. I am looking at pruning one side and taking the height down eventually to 6 or 8ft. Is this the right course of action? The last thing I want is a row of thin dead posts.

Thanks

Pruning Beech trees that are meant to be a hedge

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:55
Hello, I am after some advice concerning Beech trees that I know were planted as a hedge (

Pruning Beech trees that are meant to be a hedge

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:50
Hello, I am after some advice concerning Beech trees that I know were planted as a hedge (

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:47
I know what you mean about the competition. Hardly anything came up in the pots along the lawn last year but I have literally hundreds of bulbs now out of them and I don't know what they are! luckily I have somewhere I can plant them to see what comes up.

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:21
Thanks for the quick replies! I'm after different mixes in the pots. Maybe I should have given you more details of the size of the pots. Sorry! They are all roughly the same depth, about 12 inches. There are 4 pots along the lawn (36 x 18 inch surface area), 2 in front of the house (32 x 23), and one at the back of the house (36 x 36). I like the idea of swapping pots inside the nice pots but I think they're a bit big for that

Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 08:33
Hello, I have 7 large stone pots that have been neglected for a couple of years so I'm emptying them out and thinking of having them as sort of mini bulb gardens. I'm hoping I'll end up with a splash of colour right through the year. Here's my list for planting, is it a bit ambitious? Snowdrops Tete a tete Crocus Tulips Bluebells Hyacinths Alliums Colchicums Nerines Thanks!

mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
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mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:59
Best I can do is a poor shot from the other day sorry as the weather isn't much good.
Thanks for the ispot suggestion landgirl. I'll head over there too.

mystery pond weed

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 08:39
Hello, sorry for the late reply and thanks for all of yours. To answer some of your questions:
The weed is currently growing in water from 18 inches to 4 foot. Its currently completely submerged and seems to be staying that way. Its growing with interconnecting roots which break off easily as individual plants. The water movement in the lake since Autumn has been low as the fountain is out for maintenance over winter. I'll try to get an in situ picture for you now. And apologies in advance as I'm doing all this on my phone! Thanks again.
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Pruning Beech trees that are meant to be a hedge

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Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Lots of large pots to fill. 
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mystery pond weed

any help gratefully received!  
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collapsed laurel

laurel bush has collapsed, not sure how best to approach it 
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