Latest posts by SwissSue


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:08

We have a very greedy thuja hedge, which is similar to leylandii, surrounding our garden, with a 3 foot border in front of it. Things that are growing well there are japanese anemones, a hardy fuchsia, brunnera, nepeta (catnip), hostas, hydrangea, lavender, daffodils and even some roses. Oh, and a flowering yucca. The roses are not quite as vigorous as they should be and need lots of feeding, but they've been there since we moved in 17 years ago! Everything needs quite a bit of watering with the hose if it gets very dry, but the plants seem quite happy.


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:00

If it was me, I'd confront the owner myself, ask him why he's neglecting his chickens and tell him politely that if doesn't do something about it, I would report it. He may never speak to you again, but what the heck, it's the result that counts.

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 07:59

I'll drink to that!

What are these

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:31

It could also be Helianthus tuberosus, in which case the tubers are edible. They also spread quite a bit, so need to be given quite a bit of room.

Very specific hedge plant requirements

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:13

How about Thuja Smaragd, Gizmo? Pretty formal and only needs the tops cut off when it has reached the desired height.


Propagating Stephanotis

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:25

This ought give you all the info, Birdy13, good luck with the propogation!


Wrapping up my gunnera!

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 07:12

Hi Sertolicell, this link should help, scroll down to see what to do in winter.


Golden Bamboo advice

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:41 down for info on planting in containers.

Fungi id please

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:33

Unfortunately, it's more likely to be this one:



Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:51

Great, thanks Mel, will definitely try that, wish me luck.

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