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Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:44

May the force be with you Steve......just thought of that.  Clever eh? 

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:18

Hellebores without fheir leaves...old or new...simply display fhe flowers better.  After flowering the new leaves form. elementary dear watson

tree planting problem - please help!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 19:47

Looking good lee.  I love taxus.  

They will be fine with bulbs or other perennials there.  Water initially...first spring and summer but thereafter they will be ok

get some festuca Elijah Blue there and a couple of lavendars, blue nepeta or geranium rozanne for a superb display

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:48

maureen,  they can go deep and spread vigorously.  Not a great plan in veg patch 

lizzie, if things stay the same the New Year flower count will beat all records.  If I hadn't cut back so much there would be as much flowering now as in summer.

took cuttings of aeonium Z and potted on a range of perennials 

Festive puzzle....

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:40


Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:34

Festive puzzle....

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:33

Me too 

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:28

Nut, don't cut off those leaves....I made a mistake 

can you glue them back?

Disappearing lawn!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 14:35

Chris, I use nematodes in autumn for leatherjackets and that is sufficient for me.

if you think your infestation warrants it you can apply in spring but there is nothing else you can do except the traditional (organic) way of damping the area and covering overnight with black plastic.  you can then brush off the leatherjackets.

however, the organic way, over seeding in spring and nematodes in autumn...August/September the way to go Chris 

leatherjackets wont "spread" to your neighbour's lawn or do damage from spring to late summer 


Posted: 20/12/2015 at 12:00

So let's get this straight.   Climate change is now about arctic winters here.  

Don't forget....these are "experts". 

Right now though it's blue sky and warm sunshine.  Oooooo! It's climate change 

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