Tim Burr


Latest posts by Tim Burr

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 13:06

Should I cut back to base?  Also, is now a good time for dividing, bearing in my they don't like movement?

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 20:23

Old saw? Blimey! 

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 23:01

I have a bamboo in a wooden trough.  It's getting very compact in there.  Is it easy enough to tip it out of the trough, but a spade thru the middle of it (or cut it up into quarters), replant one half or quarter in the trough and give the rest away.  It's filled the 3 foot trough from just a few stems to full in three years.  I don't want to plant it in the ground.  Gardens not big enough!!   Height wise it's over 10 foot tall.  I water it copiously and give a huge handful of blood, fish and bonemeal each spring. 

Japanese Acer disposal

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 10:09

I have a friend who lives on the South coast who is renovating her garden.  She has two beautiful Japanese Acers which were planted by the previous owner of the garden.  Unfortunately, despite looking fantastic, they are not in her new garden scheme due to the size and location of them.  I did suggest that they could be reduced in size if done professionally, but she is clear that despite how good they look, they need to come out. I think it would be sad to lose such wonderful specimens, so suggested the idea of having them professionally dug up, and then taken away for transplanting.  Does anybody know of any companies in or around Sussex or Kent that provides such a service.  These trees are not cheap to buy even when relatively young so could be a way of somebody to make a bit of money.

Pond level dropping.....

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:59

Topped up pond this evening from water butt, using tap water that I filled the butt using a garden sprinkler spray.  I found water butt pump and pumped the water into the pond, again using the shower spray, so it has been thru' sprayer twice.  Result was almost instant.  Could have sworn I saw a frog doing loop de loops in the topped up pond.  Several frogs seen heading towards the waters edge.  Pond now brimming! Thanks for help guys.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 11:00

Posted office?  Spell checker on iPad working overtime!  I mean 'posted picture', of course!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 10:59

Few weeks ago posted office of the emerging flower on my yucca that I've had in a pot for several years.  This is what it looks like today....


Not sure what I expecked it to look like, but not like this.  The flower stalk is over 3 1/2  foot tall.  Unfortunately, no scent.

Pond level dropping.....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:32

Thanks Dove.  Ive read that if I  can aireate the water that helps the chlorine dissipate.  I've got the idea of lying on my back, mouth over the water butt tap and blowing as hard as I can.  What are my chances? 

Pond level dropping.....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:24

My relatively small pond has dropped about 2 inches.  With no water left in the water butts and no prospect of rain very soon, thinking of topping up from the mains supply, but letting the water stand for a couple of days in the water butts with the lids off to let the chlorine evaporate.  Any flaws to my idea?  I assume couple of days will be long enough.  I appreciate their may be nitrates I the water, but don't want water to drop even more as it will impact on the wild life in a garden who use it for drinking, washing and living!

Lupins

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:46

When I was a kid, I saved some seed and wrote on the envelope what they were.  My mum asked me, "what are loobins?"  The name has stuck in our family ever since.

Discussions started by Tim Burr

Oriental Poppy - what do to after flowering

 
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Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 21:42

Garden Pond edging and planting renovations

 
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Last Post: 15/05/2017 at 07:44

Fatsia Japonica - frost damage on new growth

 
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Last Post: 29/04/2017 at 17:07

Kerria Japonica Pruning

 
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Last Post: 29/04/2017 at 10:54

Japanese Rowen (Sorbus Commixta)

 
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Last Post: 16/04/2017 at 11:56

Bluebells - not spreading

Should I count myself lucky! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 14:37

Small bed/border around conservatory

Ideas, ideas, ideas.... 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 11:34

Garden Pond Renovation

 
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Last Post: 05/03/2017 at 12:36

Coral Spot on Rowan

 
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Last Post: 19/02/2017 at 10:57

Conservatory Yucca

Grown too tall.. 
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Last Post: 01/01/2017 at 15:58

Water in systemic insecticide

 
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Last Post: 18/09/2016 at 16:28

Removing an old Ceanothus

 
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Last Post: 11/09/2016 at 22:37

Poorly Laurel Hedge

 
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Last Post: 11/09/2016 at 14:42

Too late to prune back a Kerria Japonica?

Missed on pruning after flowering 
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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 15:27

Crocosmia Lucifer

 
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