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Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 09:28
For a purple foliage plant cotinus royal,purple is unbeatable.
Easy to grow. Looks beautiful. Easily controlled by pruning.
Gardener bee check out this as an alternative

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:39
Morning Vith
I agree with ??ou that ants can be very destructive.
In hot dry parts of my garden ants have undermined the root systems of some plants enough to kill them.
Now I know that I use a little ant powder at first signs of ant activity and it seems effective.
Nematodes and the hose treatment are best options for ant infestations

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:33
Aunty Betty
No,half measures there!
Sounds like a plan to mix flour with weedkiller. Will try that.
There we have a total comprehensive weed killing programme.

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:29
Morning dove......teasing today? Can't see your pictures.
Variegated shouty trousers? Think I'll get a pair but punkdoc may have the monopoly!

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:22
Morning gardener bee
You have a very windy garden so not best situation.
Decent soil?
Acers need protection from strong avoid full midday sun....and cold winds. Dappled shade.....taller plants on the exposed side will important too.
The dissectum varieties are more prone to damage by sun and wind than the straight, full leaf (PALMatum) ones and the yellow or orange more sensitive again than the darker purple leaved varieties.
I struggle with the dissectum types but can grow palmatum by providing shelter and conditions suitable. Neutral to acid soil with good humus content and that won't dry out too quickly


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:14
Morning everybody.
Brums on the warpath today.
I'll be checking my pots for vine weevils today too
In view,of the Boston terrors it's Thatchers day today. No doubt there will be problems but hopefully nothing worse than protests
Windy and wet today

New Yew hedge, does it need more watering ?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:07
Morning dave
Yep, just leave the watering. They dont need daily watering. Sure they will recover

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 23:45
I, like mummymp, use copper tape, copper rings, standing pots in saucers etc and the salt water in bucket method. Best for environment and non toxic
I use pellets very sparingly in early spring but try to place under foliage or under slates but really don't like them
Children need education though.....plants can be deadly. Chemicals for garden and home can be dangerous.

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 23:27
Must admit to stirring the pot here a bit......for me some variegated plants are worth having and others not.
I have a large number if you include coloured foliage like purple and yellow and I wouldn't be without them.
As with the responses to this thread I accept many simply do not like them.

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:57
Fairygirl, not heard of salvia hot lips? Red and white flowers? This is a ladeeees plant.

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