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Reviving a dying plant

Posted: Today at 15:15

I bought a half dead, 6 inch tall, Japanese acer from B&Q about 10 years ago, this year its five feet tall and six feet across! I always have a look in the plant A&E at any garden centre you get some really good bargains.

New Rockery

Posted: Today at 15:12

cover the area (and mound it slightly so you have a good foot of coverage) with top soil and wait over winter, the weight of the soil will help it compost and compact down. by April/may next year you'll be able to do what you want with it.

Wormeries and worm wee

Posted: Today at 15:05

the tiger worms will be fine and will help draw the half rotted stuff into the soil (almost digging for you!)

the worm tea (or wee) dilute 10 parts water to 1 part tea and put on everything from houseplants to fruit trees. I've never heard anything about it being bad for anything? well apart from don't use it in a pond as you'll get bad algae.

Old and tangled Lilac - what to do?

Posted: Today at 15:00

keep the two biggest trunks and remove the rest, keep pulling the suckers - don't cut them with secateurs as they'll grow back more.

if you have big step ladders get into the crown (top of the tree) remove any dead, dying or generally manky looking branches. get down, go get a cup of tea and then go back up and remove any crossing or overly long lanky branches - make sure you cut near a joint otherwise you end up with dead stubs of wood.

it should re-sprout well this year and you'll still have some flowers next year and loads the year after. just don't take more than about a third of the top out in one go (hence the cup of tea break)

Newbie Help!

Posted: Today at 13:13

climbers on the fence would be good and break up the boundaries a bit, honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine all would work well and look good.

Limp lettuce

Posted: Today at 13:10

they're suffering due to the heat in your conservatory, move them outside and put them in the shade for a couple of days and keep well watered they should perk up.

lettuce like a temp range of 10-25 degrees (some can survive frosts well) but once it gets above 25 they start to wilt no matter how moist you keep them

What's eating my sweet pots?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:10

gotta say, it looks like slug damage to me!

Distorted Tomatoes

Posted: Yesterday at 14:09

depends on the variety, looks normal to me tho

Last years nettlefeed

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:30

I would think so? not much point in throwing it away, it wont do any harm putting it on

 

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:09

you can chop from august time and it'll put a bit of regrowth on by autumn, but you will loose any berries on the cut off sections.

you could lay the hedge, this would really thicken it up( like stock proof thick), but it looks brutal to do it and will only look good again after a couple of years.

 

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