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carrots and beets dying?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:36

Fun though learning isn't it Mary?    thin carrots and beetroot when they are tiny.  I do mine on my knees to leave carrots about 1" apart and beetroot 2" apart.  I get good size carrots and beetroot.  

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:29

Tact never was  my strong point Tetley  

trouble is if the neighbour wants to keep his kerria anything Ice does in future will be obvious.  For me, it's a case of doimg something now whilst you can.  Besides, I dont think sprayimg the runners will necessarily kill the main shrub.   I had the frustrating task of removing a kerria because of its tendency to grow again from odd runners.

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:23

If you want the flowers dont prune your sambucus.  However, for beautiful dense foliage from toe to tip prune it hard every spring.

arum lilly

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:20

Sell them Hosta when you start up your business 

incidentally,,arums will also grow in a pond. they look superb there too. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:18

I cut mine to the ground sometimes.  2 years ago I cut it from about 15' to 4'. yours sounds very much like mime was then.....tall, lanky with big hat!   Cordylines will sprout again low down....from a single stem in my case to 3 stems.  You can rub out shoots not wanted and select where you want your branches to be 

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:59

Yes, exactly hogweed.  That's my advice too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:58

Well done Woody.  Sounds a wonderful village there 

salvia armistad

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:56

They do droop sanjy.  As it grows...as it will and substantially too....the flowers will look  better. it improves with the warmer weather.  Mine havent looked too great so far but past two weeks has improved them no end.  

They're not in wet ground or being over watered though,,are they?  They are easy low care plants so dont want over fussing

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:51

Kerria is not something I want in my garden. it is a weedy nuisance.

Ice, I would spray or paint the kerria pieces you see With glyphosate.   Your neighbour wont know anything. that kerria will continue to invade and spread.  Spray further growths during the summer.

Sick bay tree

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:55

Bay trees are really very tough. agree that your bushes should recover.  I assume you also kept them reasonably watered..?  Cold dessocating winds and a dry rootball are a recipe for a poorly bay tree

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