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Leaning Prunus tree

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 06:56
Thanks for your reply. It's odd thought as there are no other trees nearby (the one in the picture is in next doors garden) and its in full sun for the majority of the day. Any thought?

Leaning Prunus tree

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:56
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Leaning Prunus tree

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:50
We have a young prunus that was planted about 3 years ago but has recently started leaning to one side. I've tied it to a stake to straighten up, but it's top top that seems too heavy. Should I reduce the weight in the top half? Any suggestions welcome! Thanks

Plant/weed ID please

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 09:52

Thanks for all your help 

Yes a few doors down have a sycamore so that makes sense. Weeding this weekend then!

Plant/weed ID please

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:25

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Plant/weed ID please

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:19
Hello, We've just got back from a couple of weeks away and my bare veg patch, beds and grass are covered in these - any ideas what it is? It's probably something common but I'm new to gardening and just want to make sure I don't need to worry about it!! Thanks

Evergreen standard turning yellow

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:04
Oh how embarrassing that it's something so straightforward - at this rate the rest of my garden has no chance!!

Thanks for the advice. I'll give it lots of water and make sure I water properly in the future.

Thanks

Evergreen standard turning yellow

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:12

Hi there,

I was given two evergreen standard trees by my father in law and they were doing great until about two weeks ago when they started to turn yellow/die. 

I'm a newby gardener so now idea what's wrong. I've fed and watered, but I did prune them about a month ago as they were out of shape - have I killed them?! 

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Any advice much appreciated!

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 12:44
gingercookie wrote (see)

Look out for reduced price shrubs which have already flowered, that way your budget will stretch further and next year you will have a lovely display. Plant asap and feed and water unless the plants are going into new top soil in which case feed is un-necessary. Before you plant, boost the original soil with as much horse/farmyard manure as you can get and double dig it in. When you have planted your shrubs make sure you mulch with composted bark or grass cuttings from your new lawn (leave to dry out for a few days before using) a 3inch mulch will help to keep water in and weed seeds out. There are some great no-nonsense gardening books...'Gardening in Pyjamas' is one to look out for.

Just a quick update on our progress....we've just got back from holiday so not much has happened in the garden but I've finished reading gardening in pyjamas and finally feel like i've a bit of a clue about what I need to do. It's a fantastic book for beginners and has really helped me plan what to do. This weekend is all about sorting out the soil - ph testing and trench digging (they are phrases I didn't know a few weeks ago) and then leave it all to settle for a few weeks whilst I finalise my plants research.

Thanks so much for the great book recommendation!!

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 15:37

Sorry, another question re planning - would you recommend I plant shrubs now or wait until the spring? or does it depend on the shrub??

Thanks

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