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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 12:47

I'm big n strong too dove.......I often eat 6 or more donuts in one session!

I would definitely dig out those leylandii.  In my experience they aren't too hard.  I have a 12' picea albertiana conica to remove soon and I would expect to get it up in couple of hours.  Did the same to a juniper....2 actually...last  autumn.

Dig a trench all around the tree and them start rocking helps not to cut it down to ground level but leave a 5' trunk to act as a lever.  Keep rocking and severing any anchoring roots as you do this.  The "tap root" as such usually is not too deep.  It's fun n games, lots of grunts and (inward) swearing n cursing.  The tree rocks more and more until suddenly it keels over.....hey presto!

These things are best dealt with ASAP


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:51

Morning got paperwork today?  Can you do it outside?

Fairy, no I'm not awake yet....still in the land of nod.  ( dreaming of big ears and pc plod)..............ha ha.  Difficult, isn't it, not to buy something yet my garden is full to brimming.  Might get couple of penstemons......prob sublim, subeleem,subliIininimal,  er, maybe Monty's talking about them on GW put it in my mind!

Oops! Forgot Dove.  Morning Dove....didn't see you there.  Enjoy your visitors.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:37

Looking good Fairygirl.   Exciting planning and planting, isn't it?


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:34

Bright morning.  Mist clearing fast.  Another lovely day methinks.

Busy this morning but might pay a visit to nursery later

Whatever the weather where you are have good day everyone

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:53 gotten online.  You can choose varieties not available locally. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:48

Then earwigs I think.  Put in couple of canes.  Get small pots filled with newspaper and place upside down on the canes. Leave overnight.  In the morning carefully remove pots and empty contents on hard flat surface.  See if any earwigs crawl away. Repeat this process for a few nights. ,let us know what happens Tomsk


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:44

Lanarkshire lass

I suggest you spread a rumour of a body buried there.  You'll soon get your land cleared.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:41

Mrs garden.

I have just dug up verbena bonariensis seedlings. I pot them up.  Mine were about 6" tall.  I pinch out the tips to create bushy plants and leave them outside.  Wouldn't put them in the greenhouse .....I,assume your seedlings are,outside now?  Keep them well watered though.  You could overwinter in the GH though

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:33

Fairy, acteas should do very well for you.  Check them out.  Formerly known as cimicifuga.  Go for the new dark foliaged ones.   They don't like strong direct sun unless plenty of moisture.  I create protection from sun by plantImg grasses, aconitums, cornus aurea and elegantissima on the sun side.  I think you will be tempted!


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:21

Yes, batanna.  What,makes you think you have knotweed?  Knotweed IS a real problem.  Bindweed is not a big issue.  

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