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Latest posts by Verdun

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:42

I remove every leaf obscuring flowers.  Works well for me 

Back garden privacy

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:41

Never heard of rhodobloodydendron Jo.  Is it a new plant?  Must check it out 

Back garden privacy

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 19:08

Hiya Blairs.    Hey! No antagonism meant from me.....although I can be tactless 

I think bamboo has to be considered carefully before planting though. 

there are a couple of well behaved bamboos but most of them, esp offered gemerally, are invasive.  


tree planting problem - please help!

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 18:58

Type of trees?  Clue is in the follow up line in thread title .   Taxus B F aurea 

revisit the site Lee but it does seem unsuitable 

tree planting problem - please help!

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 15:51

Lee,,if you only have 1' of soil your taxus will struggle. did grow at all it will eventually topple over.  Of course the nursery would say that and the pot may well be less than your planting depth but I cannot see anything but a sad looking...and expensive.....mistake if you plant those trees.  

Consider perennials Lee.  

tree planting problem - please help!

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 14:34

No lee you cant do that.

what is the slab of concrete?  Part of something else or can it be lifted?

the tree root....can you break it up and remove it?

no shrub or tree will grow there with those obstacles

can you ring the nursery and ask to return them? .


Hydrangea Problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 12:12

Yes you can Marie . Use polythene bag....few sticks to keep bag off cuttings 

Little weedy allium

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 11:02

B3 they aren't deeply rooted so why not use a spade to scoop top inch off and discard?   Prob solved 

Hydrangea Problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 10:59

Marie, definitely the watering.  Take cuttings...they are easy...and when they have rooted well give your hydrangea to your mum.  It deserves to be in the garden.  

just because a hydrangea will grow in a pot it doesn't mean it should.  

When you do grow on another plant from your cutting Marie make sure the compost is good....use john innes, it will hold water and nutrients much better.  And never let it dry out.  

Little weedy allium

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 07:48

The only option you have is to dig as soon as you see them and make it a a regular task.  The little blighters like to grow amidst other plants.  Glyphosate is effective. At least remove flowers when seen B3.  

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