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Pot size advice please

Posted: Yesterday at 12:10

what species of trees are they?

in general the answer to pot sizes for trees is - the biggest pot you can get!

Protection for new apple tree?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:07

you can get plastic tubes for rabbits and vole protection, commonly called rabbit spirals, but to be honest if you're on a residential street you should be fine without.

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:54

I have a cutting of an aspidistra that is from my great-grandmothers original plant (which is happily living in my mothers front room), my grandmother said that she was bought it as a wedding present during world war one by my great-great-grandfather!

Tree Roots

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:51

kill the tree

dig down to the roots and bang some copper nails into them, hopefully it'll kill the tree slowly so it looks like its a disease, alternatively you could drill some holes in the root and put brushwood killer in the holes, then claim ash die back has killed it! 


Orchid problems

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:04

there are a couple of good roots on the pictures, in the same way as the bottom leaves de off occasionally, the roots do the same. It should be fine.

best time to pot up is after its finished flowering, give it a couple of weeks to recover and then repot.

I have mine on coir and bark boards, that way I don't have to bother repotting


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:59

if its your land (or your land lord is ok with it) you can put up a 6 foot fence without planning permission


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:56

easy way to tell, all native ladybirds have black legs, harlequins have brown legs

Help!Olive tree leaf drop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:53

when you move olives (and citrus trees are well) they can sulk for a while, just treat it like you did at your other place and it should perk up within a month or two.


Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:45

is that like the Siberian winter of 2013/14 that they predicted??

I shall believe it when I see it!

Broad beans

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:41

they're a bit early, mine will be flowering in spring, there are enough bees around at this time of year for pollination so you may get really early beans if you leave the flowers??

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