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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:55

Stacey.....rhubaaaaaaaarb and custard muffins!!!  

Evening folks

.....rhubarb and custard muffins......haven't eaten since tea.

yew-looking-unhealthy

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:53

Yews do not really,like being transplanted.  Or moved.  It's such a rough,,durable, drought resistant, cut back resistant plant yet it suffers when moved invariably.

However, you say it thrived on being moved.  Could be lime blown onto the foliage causing burn, etc.  but yews are tolerant of lime in the soil.  Lime is caustic so pretty sure that's the cause.  

I would leave well alone for now, not water or feed.  Hopefully it will settle down and you can prune out the affected areas later.  I would wait until early next spring and give it a prune.  What variety is it?

cordyline

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:16

Sprouting from the top of the pot?  Or from the top of the plant?  Cordylines are surprisingly hardy below ground and often regrow.  I would remove all but 3 shoots evenly spaced and allow them to form a vase shape

decking/paved-gardens

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:05

Funny, on Love your garden last week Alan Titchmarsh complained about the use of decking in gardens.  He started the craze for decking when he did the Groundforce gardens........guess, we all learn. 

So many people turned to decking and in my local area postmen, trades people and the owners were slipping and sliding off.  And they looked awful generally

is-there-a-variety-of-box-plant-that-is-dwarf-and-doesnt-grow-very-high

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 15:01

In reality though plants grow much bigger than the books say...just look at any plant you have had in your gardens for a few years!

woodgreen-wonderboy

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:59

Yes, missing woody too

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 14:58

Fairy, Stacey is my other forum name.  So I agree with everything I/she said.....lol

You prob will see them in the spring.  Then they romp.  They could flower within 2 years from next sprimg.......please send me the best one you have! I did say "please"

decking/paved-gardens

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:47

Just like plants in as many places as possible Singy. I guess you are right though, horses for courses.  

gardeners-world-presentation

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:44

Thanks Lesley.....maybe I will get hooked on them

first-bbit-of-gardening-and-its-already-gone-wrong

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:43

Interesting story Antony.  Welcome. Congrats on the twins.

Now you have your grass at reasonable height try to cut it regularly .  Is it big area?  Often it is just as quick to cut whole lawn as it is to cut just a part of it.

I think those "flies" just enjoyed nesting in your lomg grass, enjoying the moisture and cover.  After a couple of mowings I think they will disappear. Wear boots but keep on top of the mowing.  It will be a great area for your twins to play on next year

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