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Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:39

No probs Edd 

snow and frost!  But chilly at night here but nothing more than that......I,hope 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:36

The growth on pyracantha is vigorous.  The thorns are vigorous. You will struggle to keep it inside your own property boundary. i have taken out two pyracanthas because they were simply dangerous .........for me when pruning. for kids.  For neighbours.  

New Turf problems

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:33

Sara, you let it get too long before cutting it.  Regular mowing is important so cut it every week and keep it at that height for a couple of weeks and then lower blades SLIGHTLY.

its too soon to feed after only 5 weeks I think but a liquid nitrogen feed will benefit your lawn in about 3 weeks or so.

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:01

Cannot really divide spireas.  You may find a layered piece so that's what your neighbour may have done Annie.  

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:58

The old adage is...a pound for the plant, two pounds for the hole.  So Jesse, it is worth while getting planting right for next hydrangea 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:56

Yes Chicky,,pinch them out. 


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:42

Yeah! that poldark guy is only 3 ' tall.  and his voice is dubbed.  He  sounds like Mr Blobby really 

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:39

In the ground dahlias will be more,protected than in pots outside donutsmrs. I too have dahlias kept in the ground ..never lost one yet.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:37

I always think of pyracanthas as growing in sun or dappled shade. However, I think they will grow in shade but maybe not flower quite so less berries.

comcern for,me though is your,neighbour......pyracantha is vigorously thorny so will project this foliage his/her way.  No fun in pruning them.  

Cotoneaster horizontallis may be a better choice.  Berries well and shade tolerant.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:30

Hee hee hee ......donuts? 

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