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Anyone else strapped for space?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:03

Ha ha Maaabom's 

it will all be worth it come the summer 

I don't have quite such a lack of space but greenhouse, conservatory, temporary polytunnel are jam packed with plants.  

Great though, isn't it? 


Please help - garden plants dying

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:57

Adam, I would take out those trees and shrubs asap.  

you can start another thread about resistant ( to honey fungus) plants and there will be loads of ideas but perennials and grasses would be worth considering

I know this is a devastating will lose the scale of those trees...but you could develop something else with even more...if 

What should i do?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:50

Stonkin, I would cut it below the damaged area.  Eucalyptus is heavy wood ....should branches break they could cause some damage. 

as a consolation it will produce lovely blue juvenile foliage 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:45


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:44

Hiya Sophie,

regular pruning is mine every year.  I get the idea you prune simply because it gets in tne way sometimes  so a prune every spring will be better 

do you ensure it doesn't get too dry?  I think it is a big reason why honeysuckles stop flowering or are shy of flowering.  Depending on variety they do need extra moisture in summer.  Plus a good granular blood and bone is the best....and a thick spring mulch.  A dried manure mixed with compost or bark chips is well worth it.

I have a couple of honeysuckles over an arch and the smell in summer is superb 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:37

Hazel, yes best in sun 

most of those supposed "dwarf" shrubs, conifers etc., simply do not read the script folks .  They don't stop growing....they are essentially just SLOW growing. 

wet day ....bit of a shock after recent days .  Miserable non gardening day.  Had other stuff to do so not end of the world exactly.  Had an impulsive idea when passing a border I am revamping so when dry days come again I will adopt my thoughts 

will transplant my peas too....I know all the advice is not to, it "doesn't work" etc., but it does for me.  A job for tomorrow hopefully 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:27

Hosta......big respect.     I need to raise my game 

greenhouse fruit

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 11:44

Alex, check out Deacons online.

excellent range, advice and service.  

Peaches in gh are delicious.

how about melons too for an immediate crop this summer? 

.......ah!  Summer 

Fucshia Plant

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 09:32

Lynn, not much you can do now 

It depends on whether your fuschia is a hardy or tender type.  Do you know?

hardy types will have survived this winter unless they have been waterlogged.

just is still a little early in most places to see new shoots yet.

you can cut old stems but I would leave well alone and cut back when new shoots appear

Bulbs which don't flower

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:37

Tulips are usually expendable these days but much deeper planting of bulbs generally is a good idea I think S-M- 

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