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Treating a Tulip Tree

Posted: Yesterday at 23:53

I have a couple of these trees too.  I think it will be ok without treating it with anything, and as long as there is still some bark left intact, it should be fine.   My trees will be topped again this year - reducing the canopy to a lower level.  This will give more protection when the wind starts to blow, and keeps the light shining through.

Overwhelmed re: front garden bed design

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:28

Well stick with it !   It sounds like you have acid soil there, so it wouldn`t be much good trying to grow such as lavender.   

Tonight's visitor.........

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:58

I was terrified of spiders before I emigrated to Australia.  After living bush for 12 months, I got used to them - you have to  .  Plate sized tarrantulas  dropped out of the trees on to my shoulder....little trap doors underfoot produced big fierce foes, and then there were the red backs (relative of black widows)    there were the sort that could jump several feet and attack you if you got between them and their nest.  The deadly funnel web needed watching out for - etc and so on.... was close to death when found in a state of collapse after a redback bite (nasty)

Now I have one called Mildred.  She lives outside on my security camera and I watch her on a regular basis.  It`s windy tonight, and her web is looking tatty..I know she had a good dinner last night, but haven`t seen her for a while, and guess what - I`m actually feeling a bit worried.......    barmy or wot  

Desperate to know what berries I've picked...

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:28

Pity you`re not here in Kent, our village is full of sloes - they grow in the hedges all around my camping site  

Filling a Raised Bed

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:23

Just a thought......the first of my own raised beds - I forgot to put drainage in the bottom.  Subsequent ones have a mix of hardcore, pebbles and grit.  They`ve been better 


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:16

Quite a few of my berberis have also suffered because of the long dry spell we had.  No worries....I shall cut mine back by half and I`m confident they will be fine again next year - they always have been in the past under the same circumstances   

Cutting back a pathway

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:06

Well that one is well overgrown and woody - not so good as it is.    I would give it a really hard chop right away.   It`s never hurt any of mine,  and even if it did die it wouldn`t cost that much to replace it with a new plant, which would look a lot better than that specimen at the moment. 

Mystery plant time

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 21:50

Could it be a type of Buddleia  

Overwhelmed re: front garden bed design

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 21:52

Hello Bowlofberries.   I`ve been trying to work out just how cold it gets where you are, and - not sure, but think it goes below - 5 F ???   If you could give us a bit more to go on, both with the expected temperatures and the kind of soil you have, we may be able to make some better suggestions.  

Before and afters

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 21:26

Lovely !   Another job to do now, why haven`t I planted a white patch yet .  

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Discussions started by Tetley

Camping site for birds

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Anybody grow ornamental millet?

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 11:48

Some materials for my stumperie

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 20:27

More aliens for id please.....

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 18:39

Casualties in the heat.......

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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 18:27

Alien plant to ID please....

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Last Post: 30/06/2015 at 12:14

Hollow rotting stumps for planters ?

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 16:21

Wildlife ponds advice needed please

Disappearing frog spawn...... 
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Last Post: 15/04/2015 at 07:31

Bee war

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Last Post: 11/04/2015 at 10:09

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Sorry to disagree, but I`ve never yet found a hydrangea that will tolerate a dry situation - they all need lots of water. 
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Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 19:27
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