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Posted: 30/12/2013 at 12:37

Nice hellebore Panda

Well. My shoe size is the same after all these years 

Better get my glass fitted I guess 

Can any holly be made into a standard?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:52

Not the best candidate for a standard peanuts.  

Looks like it has no energy. It is very windy there?  Is soil good?

If it had lots of branches full of leaves you could turn it into a standard very quickly.  

However, I would select the strongest stem and remove the weak one.  Stake it securely.  Loosen the soil lightly and add organic fertiliser then mulch.  You need to generate some vigorous growth first.  


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:45

Not sure they have shrunk KEF. 


newly planted young apple tree

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:34

It's just settling down David.  

Always best not to take any fruit too soon from young tree.  Just let it grow for now 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:32

Morning folks

Bloomin eck, a glass roof panel on my hexagonal greenhouse has blown out.  I found it nestled amongst some shrubs, unbroken.  I attempted to refit and it slipped and shattered. More haste less speed, that's me.  If I just took my tme it would have been fine.   I said lots of "dear me's" .  Now I have to get cut and fit new sheet.  At least it's calm now ......even sunny and hopefully it will get sorted soon but a blooming nuisance 

Hey, at least we won the cricket yesterday.  .......oh no, we lost didn't we 

Hope the stormy weather isn't affecting ??ou guys too much and the sunshine here will reach you soon


Bamboo Trees

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:14

Hey, I resemble that remark dove 

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:13

Jimmy, try golden zebra.  In good soil it is superb 

Divide Dahlias

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 19:18

Weird for a mo James.  First thought you were relieving yourself in the conservatory and then hanging yourself........should have gone to specsavers 

Divide Dahlias

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 19:01

They're easy peasy James.  As long as each tuber has piece of stem. For large dahlias pot  up early and regularly repot 

willow trees

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 18:44

Once made a secluded sitting area using willow cuttings.  Open one side to the sun, semi circle.  

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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