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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 10:09

Wasn't me but the previous owner, honest.  I took down a large conifer which was shading the greenhouse and most of that side of the garden. When I got in to the bottom of the trunk I found lots of nice bits of stone, you know, the sort that people use to make small rockeries. Yes, another 60's dwarf conifer that was anything but!

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:13

Got one heather cutting to take out of 24 . I don't think heather has heard of non-flowering shoots! Have so far failed to get any camellia cuttings to root but will try again this year. Forsythia is dead easy though  and grapes too.

What is description

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:07

Let me guess - you put "What is description" in that box so that is what appears in the thread list as the title of your thread.

sciatica

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:04

This might be of interest to some of you http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/07/antibiotics-cure-back-pain-patients Won't cure every type of back pain but a worthwhile breakthrough nonetheless.

I remember the impact of the discovery of bacterial causes of stomach ulcers - years of misery ended with a course of antibiotics.

bee flies

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 11:51

Lots here too (Surrey/Sussex border) which hopefully means that their prey species, bumble bees, are also in adundance. If bee flies are too successful then no bumble bees .

Strange water type droplets

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:32

Unfortunately Spring is the wrong time of year to prune vines. They can bleed to death from sap loss when pruned at this time of year.

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 17:44

Rather than coffee grounds try spraying with coffee. Non-decaf though as it's the caffeine that kills them. Not an approved pesticide though so regard it as a foliar feed..

Getting into horticulture professionally

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 18:48

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Courses/Horticultural-training is good place to start. The RHS is focusing on horticulture as a profession this year. They are currently looking for 4 apprentices, two at Wisley and two at Hyde Hall. The advice to look for a local college is very sound. What region are you in?

what plants for small patch of land.

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:51

Buddleia?

Laurel tree troubleshooting

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 22:50

Well they look rather dead. I don't think they needed Miraclegro at this stage. How much have you used on them?

Discussions started by steephill

Problem viewing on Android tablet

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Hardwood cuttings from apple

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Eating weeds

Beating the weeds by eating them 
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Strange broad bean

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Slow worms and roe deer

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Air pots

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Bean confession

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