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Celandine problem

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 10:35

if you get roundup on the box it will kill it, how about lifting the primroses and cover the area with a couple of layers of cardboard this will suppress the weeds, then put new topsoil/compost on the top and you can plant straight into it. plus it will help with the soil structure.

New garden blank slate: It is taking form.

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 09:12

the stake should also be no more than 1/3 the way up the trunk, the more flexing the tree does in the wind the more roots it will put out.

You could always cut the stake off shorter, also you can take the tree spirals off as unless you have a deer or rabbit problem there's no need for them and they give bad critters places to hide.

Who is the culprit?

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 09:08

just checking its not in a front garden? as it could be another wildlife type known as idiots

ID please!

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 09:01

the leaves look like it might be a pear, you'd have to wait for flowers and fruit to be 100% sure, in the meantime fruit trees require pruning which is why its looking bushlike.

Asparagus seedlings

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 08:14

I would plant a seedling individually in a 15cm pot, keep potting on when the roots show out the bottom and plant out in autumn, then be prepared for a long wait, it could be five more years before you get a crop!

Bog garden soil

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 15:53

what are you planning to grow in it? if its carnivorous plants then peat only, if anything else a good mix of peat free compost and top soil mix

I broke a bud off my maiden fruit tree.

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 09:23

what sort of fruit? apple, pear, plum? because only stone fruits will grow well in fans, apples and pears grow well in espaliers.

i'm assuming you mean the main bud at the top of the trunk? if so, the next one down the trunk will take over as the main growing point.

some of the brown buds will grow, and some won't. But you won't know which until later in the year.

Feeding Shrubs

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 09:14

I chuck some pelleted chicken manure underneath about this time of year and let the rain and worms take it into the ground,

I find fish blood and bone makes the local foxes dig in the ground as they think there's something dead for them to eat buried there

Sad looking Holly!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:53

you wont kill it, holly responds well to a hard prune.

Feeding bare root roses

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 13:10

feed them this year, just don't go too heavy handed as i'm assuming you planted them with some multi-purpose compost mixed into the soil so there will be some food in there already

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