Tim Burr


Latest posts by Tim Burr

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:59

I hedge trimmed mine back quite hard last year.  It went mad in Spring, with red leaves all over it.  Best it looked for a couple of years.  I've just hedge trimmed it back again this year, but not as hard.  I suspect I'll be trimming it again before end of September.  It just won't rest.

They can be very hard pruned and it will regrow.  It may take about 3/4 weeks to respond, but it will.  They seem pretty difficult to kill.

mildew-on-aquilegia-leaves

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 17:08

Have discovered mildew affecting Aquilegia leaves. Newly planted this year in my woodland corner.  Other plants (fern, hostas, hellibores) in vicinity not affected. Cut off all the leaves? I've left it go to seed.

tool-of-the-day

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 17:05

Hmmm, the more I think of it....sounds like a wise choice! 

Any recommendations? 

my-lobelia-is-being-destroyed

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:13

I had a red stemed lobelia in my pond.  Heaven knows how they managed to crawl across the water from the edge (along the bottom and up?).   The stems were a good 7/8 inches away from the side and sitting in two incheses of water, but slugs still managed to get onto it and have a field day with It.  Decimated.  Never attempted to grow it again.  Convinced slugs must have parachuted in.

tool-of-the-day

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:04

Just bought myself a kneeling pad.  £1.99 from GC - £9.99 in Homebase!!!  Couldn't quite bring myself to get the one with support bars on the side.  I'll give it a year.

 

Isn't it funny how age makes you think "Hmmm, comfy", rather than, "Wouldn't be seen dead in that!".  Must be getting old, although I only feel old when I am holding the hand of my better 'alf! .

loging-in

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:39

How do you clean out your cache without losing the GW cookie? I use safari on ipad.  Sorry if I'm talking double dutch to most people?

loging-in

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:12

So annoying when you've started a new thread and then when posting you realise your not logged in so you have to log in and then re-type your posting as when you do log in, the forum loses what is typed. There must be a way of being able to return to the posting page after logging in to avoid re-typing.

 

sorry if been discussed before.

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:07

I've noticed more recently that GW has been a bit more instructional rather than "hey look at my wonderful enormous garden and oh look, some box hedge!" which it seemed to be in the first season after Monty returned.  There has to be a happy medium between simply watching and marvelling at gardens and educating the masses.  In half an hour, that's a pretty tall order. Beechgrove seems to be mostly demonstrating how to grow a garden, with lots of trials (and errors).

Perhaps the BBC can look at taking off air some of the dross they put on during the day and replace it with a daily gardening show, using real people's gardens and allotments. It would still only need one or two presenters and cheap TV but can you imagine?  We've had enough of Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt or Homes Under The Hammer.  How about Grow your Garden or Green Fingers.

ebay-plant-supplier

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:29

I would refer them to Trading Standards in the location of where they are based.  I would also consider sending a note to HMRC informing them that they are running a business from home and you would like to check if they are registered for VAT and that they are declaring their income for tax and NIC purposes.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 13:30

That I am doing Verdun.  The trough is right next to the water butts so its the first thing that gets a very good soaking every three/four days.  When the putts are empty, I just put the hose from the mains on it until the water starts dripping from the bottom.  I think with all the watering and spring feeding that's why it's filled the trough in less than 3 years.  I originally thought it would manage five years without being turned out. And the shoots are not well over 10-12 feet tall.  And very green it looks too!

Discussions started by Tim Burr

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Water in systemic insecticide

 
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Extremely sickly looking bamboo

 
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Powdery Mildew on Laurel Hedge

 
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When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

 
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The Decline of Bees

Apparently, its all our fault! 
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Laburnum Trees

 
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Black Aphids on conservatory Yucca

 
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Name of the blue flowering plants on GW (Friday 6th May)

 
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Does Bamboo (Fargesia Robusta) Regrow its leaves

....silly question time! :-) 
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Monarda still in slumber

Not stirring from winter sleep 
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