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Magnolia tree

Posted: Yesterday at 00:18

Magnolias don't like pruning.  They retaliate by growing unproductive (non-flowering) water shoots.

Dogs urine making brown spots all over the lawn

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 18:15

Yes, it would be rude,philippa

Last edited: 15 January 2017 18:16:56

Privacy from play house

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 14:25

I did suggest she gives them a cheery wave. They are children in the playhouse.

What is she getting up to in the garden which will merit a second glance from children playing?

I belong to the 'live and let live' generation.  The children will grow up and cease to use the playhouse very soon.  The family next door might put in a swimming pool instead!

Go to the Council; why?  Now that seems mean and unnecessary.

Privacy from play house

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 14:05

I suggest that Evangeline gets a life, or has treatment for paranoia.  If the children look into her garden I suggest she just waves at them in a cheery manner.  

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:32

I have used this method for sweetcorn for many, many years.  Damp paper in a closed container is best and examine them every day and remove the germinated ones every day.  With some companies I get 98 to 100% germination.

Protecting a Greengage Tree

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 16:25

Don't put anything over the tree until the fruit has been fertilized or you will get no fruit.

We find scaffolding netting as used by builders the best.

To buy or not to buy ???

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 18:39

You have to be careful which company is selling the plants.  Some are not good, or rather sometimes they sell poor plants.

Funnily enough one of the companies with a variable reputation is advertising hardy geraniums right next door to my answer, right now.

Last edited: 11 January 2017 18:41:57


Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:15

You haven't mentioned soaking them with a hose.  They hate it!

Minimising a mature hedge?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:01

Whatever it is, if you chop it down to the ground it will grow up again.

Wild plum?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 00:53

Yes, a willow; not a distinguished one.  You may regret it if you nurture it!

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