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Forsythia - Will I damage it if I cut back hard now?

Posted: Today at 16:38

One third of Forsythia branches should be removed each year after flowering.  If you cut it to the ground now you will lose next year's flowers (shame) but you won't kill the shrub. 

Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: Today at 00:49

Decent weedkiller based on Glyphosate takes a month to kill the weeds.  Was the dilution correct?  Have you given it enough time?

Asbestos path

Posted: Yesterday at 01:21

Is it asbestos-cement?  In which case it is safe.  Do not be panicked as in the post above.  If you want to be reassured read up in the subject.


Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:12

It does depend on the variety whether it will still be good in 12 months.  I suspect most supermarket garlic is sprayed with a retardant to stop it shooting from, perhaps, January onwards.

That's a mighty lot of garlic to get through!!!

Last edited: 21 September 2016 11:13:59

When to prune a Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 00:39

Magnolias don't like being pruned and may throw up a lot of unproductive 'water shoots.'  If you did it last year, do it about the same time next year if you have to.

Cobnuts are in season. How to use them?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 15:28

Not quite Ladybird.

Spray-painted plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 15:24

I thought the dyed flowers in Tesco were the pits.  These are worse.

Tarragon and Greek basil

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 00:23

Stuff the leaves in plastic bags and put them in the freezer.  Take out what you need as and when you need it.

Mixing carnivore plants with cherry tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 00:19

Relax.  Pour yourself a drink and sit in your house and watch TV for a bit.  The tree will survive the bugs.

Trees for privacy/what are these

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 00:28

Those trees would be overpowering in a small garden.

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