Latest posts by Wayside

Olive Tree Help

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 16:20

I'd grab one for that price, were there many, are they flogging loads of trees?  Which Wyevale?  I'm in Sussex.  I'm on chalk, and my olive book, seems to suggest they'd be quite happy on that.

Another plant ID

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:57

Looks hibiscus like, but my leaf is totally different.  I'm sure I'll be corrected!

Evergreen Shrub ID Please

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:54

I've read that it's lower growing than regular laurel.  And I assume it can't generate as much energy being the variegated form.  I'm going to hack out some old growth, give it a root trim and a pot and soil upgrade, and actually water it.  I've never bothered in the past, so it must be pretty drought tolerant.

Evergreen Shrub ID Please

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:49

How odd, exactly my next gardening job.  Yours is very tidy compared to my neglected pot bound gnarly!

Need Garden Landscape Ideas

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:19

Sweeping generalisation, my perspective is filtered through film and TV, but I'm always impressed with the maturity and attention that many US gardens get.  I guess they save the best for TV.


I think the hottest it musters in the south east of the UK is 30 degrees.  I'm sweltering out there when the temperature is in the mid twenties!  Winter in Dallas looks very comfortable!  47 degrees C on the other hand.  Blimey.

Be interested to know what are the native favourites.

Need Garden Landscape Ideas

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:12

@Joban what are the existing two trees you have there?

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:29

Harlequin has a spreading and rooting (I guess layering) habit given the right conditions.  They must be quite easy to strike.  Having said that I tried some euonymous cuttings in spring and lost them all, I think they were probably too exposed to the hot sun.  Any tips appreciated.  

Olive tree

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:57

Note to self: must get an olive tree.  What should I look out for when buying an olive tree?  I'm on chalk, so think it wouldn't ever have an issue with wet.  Is there a particular variety that is good for SE England?  Anything  a little different?

100 Free bulbs

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:18

@berghill nice tip.

We love the sphaerocephalons too.

MSE plug plants offer

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:31

Thanks. T & M have an offer every day of the week!

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Shrub ID wanted

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Can I harm the birds by proxy? 
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AKA: Dianthus teleportation and twilight zone. 
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Turning soil, sub soil and top soil

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Coppicing cherries and damsons

Is it possible? 
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Hedging patience

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The kaki tree

Has anyone grown and fruited a persimmon tree? 
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Worm soup

Loads of my worms died in the compost this week 
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