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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:27

6' 7"?    Er, I think Wonky has created a wonderful thing there.  

Made a massive cupboard once...weighed a ton......and everyone said it was a coffin.  However, it has proved its worth over quite a few years now and actually looks pretty good.  

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:23

Yes dig them up now and separate them.  Time for them to then settle back and quickly grow.  Water well but it looks like a wet weekend coming so do this asap 

Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:20

Not for me a designer.

have fun with the garden Mother Hen.

get an idea of what you want from your garden, work out the sunniest, warmest parts, do a ph test to see what soil you have. Sketch a bit.  A general layout.  Read up.  Look at what your neighbours grow.  Live with your garden for a season until you get an u destanding of it.  Choose a shrub to provide evergreen structure.  Look for plants that will give you flower or scent throughout the year...including winter

re designers.  I've seen some work of so-called landscapers and been horrified. The satisfaction of doing something yourself is special


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:11

Is that one of those throw away coffins Wonky?  

very warm glorious day. ,think its downhill during the week of forecast is to be believed

cut friend's huge grass area today. ,her mower broke.  Luckily she had another but I think this is on its way out too.  Long, long grass and bloomin' hard work 

when to Apple prune. cloud

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:57

Bonsai Marc

you prune for FRUIT.  Not shape.  August pruning. Early August.  if your tree is a spur bearer you prune every branch to short "spurs" to encourage the tree to produce fruit bud.  Prune later and the tree will,simply produce new growth.  Forget shape. 

without a name to your apple tree there is no way of telling if your tree is a spur bearer or a tip bearer so pruning in August is the way to go for now.

that shape?  Probably just because of the way it has been "topiarised" 

ID for hardy geranium please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 17:03

Nut, think she pinched it!  

How can I move mature shrubs

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:39

Doogie, Ive never done the circle thing......more theory than necessary I think

I would do same as Blairs.  The camelia is easiest to move

hydrangea planting

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:21

Yes, they will be fine in a container for the season.  Domt forget to use ericaceous compost.  

gooseberry mildew

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:19

aspirin is a new one on me Edd.  

i dont get mildew now.  An open uncongested bush often doesnt suffer from it In my opinion

Buddies pruning

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:16


you can still prune buddleia now...ideally should have been done few weeks back.

prob mid summer with luck going into late summer for flowers.

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