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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:15

Bramble is not that difficult to clear.  I have cleared masses of it.  

since you have already put in a concrete barrier Minxy continue to cut all long growth back and spray regrowth and old growth with glyphosate. ,be persistent and diligent.  During the growing season aim to spray 3 or 4 times.  

How cruel is this?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:07

Minxy, what did I say?  

How cruel is this?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 11:50

Winter song, missed your post.  You are my favourite did say baker by trade.

oh heck!  Gemma nasty.

flumpy.....that's sooooooooo good. (You're my favourite really)

all is not lost.....apparently I will be having a goodly supply of cupcakes later.  So it's not the end of the world after all.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:31

Cut them back fairly hard........take the lanky stems off to create a spiky mound (like the technical stuff? )

Date palms

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:12

Dong grow it Hyacinth.

they grow well down here in Cornwall but beware of their vicious foliage.  

I had 2 in my garden but removed them because of their foliage.  They look exotic. They are not really a garden plant. 

Good drainage and not too hardy in cold areas I Think

a big no from me


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:45

Hiya nodlisab 

cut them back now and use for cuttings.  They will root in a few weeks.  A light granular feed and light mulch then for your pot

......the good guys

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:42

Depends on whether the quality of the plants is good or not.  If a good size plant is dispatched and well packed yet fails to grow and the supplier immediately replaces it with the same quality then, to me, that's a good guy.

bare root perennials rarely are worth it and most of,the bad guys supply plants like this 


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 07:37

morning folks

enjoyyour birthday treat  Chcky.

wet here....not much chance of any sun today I think.

this Clarkson thing is all about publicity. ,ok, the prog doesn't need it but there are a few egos there.  However, if it's a sackable offence for everyone else then it's a sackable offence for Clarkson

......the good guys

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:19

It's how a supplier responds to a problem that determines a good guy or not.  

Holly ID please

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 21:33

Kev, yes green and white leaf on Handsworth.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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