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Huge Hydrangeas

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 16:17

I always had flowers when pruning hard, never not had any!

Huge Hydrangeas

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 16:16

In our old house we had 3 huge hydrangeas.  I would prune / dead head in April once frosts had finished to the required size and removed any dead wood too!  by the end of the summer though, they were almost back to their original size! In could never be too harsh with mine, they were extremely hardy and would do well from a really good prune.

 

Adding wood ash to compost?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 16:12

Thank you everyone for your advise in using in compost and for the burner!  We do have a separate ash pan to empty, but will leave it for a while to see how it builds up as we had been emptying it daily even though there wasn't much there.  We have 3 compost bins on the go so should be able to distribute it pretty evenly through those.  We've sourced some seasoned hard wood and had to do a little tree surgery when we moved here last November so have a pile that we're going to let season for a couple of years.  Loving using it though, it's so cosy!  Thanks again all. X

Adding wood ash to compost?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:13

We have just had a wood burning stove installed and will obviously be getting lots of ash to dispose of.  Can I put this in the compost bin or on the leaf mould pile?  If not any other uses in the garden?  Thanks in advance. X

Adding chicken droppings to compost?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:30
We're about to get 4 hens and have been told I can add their droppings to my compost bin. Is this a good idea? Could they also be added to my leaf mould pile, or would it just be best to dispose of them? Just to add, my hens will be wormed. Thanks.

Pruning a silver birch

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 07:23
Thanks Tim. Can't tell if its stopped yet, it's raining too hard!

Pruning a silver birch

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 06:49
You're right Lyon, it's very watery sap. And thanks for the heads up on how long it could continue for. It's my favourite tree in the garden, really should have read up on it before we started!

Pruning a silver birch

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 22:23
Thanks so much. We were starting to think of ways to stop it, but now I can rest assured knowing we don't to. Certainly wont be doing it this time of year again!

Pruning a silver birch

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 12:03
On Saturday morning we pruned some branches from our silver birch, about 3-5cm in diameter. They haven't stopped dripping since. Any advice?

Pruning a silver birch

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 11:56
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Adding wood ash to compost?

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Adding chicken droppings to compost?

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Pruning a silver birch

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