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tree ident and cutting back

Posted: Today at 14:27

coppice it every other year, that way you get foliage the first year and then flowers the next before you cut it to the ground to start all over again.


Posted: Today at 14:23

did you split the bulb into cloves, or just plant the whole bulb? because if you planted the whole bulb you need to lift it ASAP and divide it up.

the new growth should be showing in the next week or so, November was quite cold so it'll slowed the growth down.

plus they NEED frost. I would move them out of the greenhouse and into open ground, without frost they do not divide themselves into cloves.

Last edited: 02 December 2016 14:24:13

Any hope for my completely broken Magnolia Stellata sapling?

Posted: Today at 09:40

I would replace the cable ties with something with a little 'give' in it. tights work great, sellotape even better.

I would also reduce the top growth as it'll ask like a sail in wind and damage the break further, personally I would cut it about halfway down the trunk (above an obvious bud - there are a couple visible on the picture) and let it regrow from there, it'll look drastic but in the long run be better for the tree..

Attic poop

Posted: Today at 09:36

the wildlife and countryside act states that you cannot release a captive grey squirrel, as they are classed as an invasive non-native species, it would be the same as digging up Japanese knotweed in your garden and dumping it in your local park.

but lots of wildlife rescue charities rescue and release them (along with things like muntjac or fallow deer - which are also non native)

Planting Ideas please

Posted: Yesterday at 14:11

I would put another retaining wall about halfway up, it'll make it a lot easier to plant.

doesn't have to be brick/stone/concrete, a railway sleeper would work fine as long as its attached to some decent sized stakes drive as deep as possible into the soil.

Last edited: 01 December 2016 14:13:12

Attic poop

Posted: Yesterday at 14:10

I used to have pet rats, they look like rat droppings to me.

best get some traps up there rather than bait, as you don't want the smell of rotting dead rat in your house!

Cuts of Quercus Robur's cultivars

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 09:41

as Moscow is outside the European Union you might want to look into export licences as they are technically biological specimens.

plus I don't' know if oaks can be grafted very well? and also are you sure they will survive the low temps Moscow gets?

Last edited: 30 November 2016 09:42:08

best unusual house-plants

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 15:12

Pinguicula - or butterworts, I have several Mexican butterworts, otherwise called bog violets

How could Improve this ugly part of my back garden?

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 09:01

if you are going to expand the patio/terrace level with the door make sure you take into account the air brick, you don't want to block that otherwise you'll get damp in your house.

also check where the damp proof course is, you don't want to build above that line as you'll get damp in the house again.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 10:25

as its now rained solidly for 24 hours here, road and railways are flooded and all our local streams and becks are on flood warning 

and i'm about to head out and do a gardening session with a group outside.

should be fun, shame we can't grow rice as that's what the grounds going to look like. (hopefully no one will turn up!)

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