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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:45

Your call, I'm afraid.  Can you not tip everything out of the pot, extricate the seedlings and put the soil and grubs back in the pot?

Rhubarb. When/how to split the crowns?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:42

I don't consider now is the right time to split the crown, while it is still producing stems.  Wait until the plant has died down naturally in the Autumn then you can dig it up and split it with a saw, chopper or whatever is appropriate.

If you sever the roots now to divide it you may lose it all.


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:33

Is it self-fertile or has it got a pollinator nearby?  Maybe you need a compatible pear tree in the garden.

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:31

a) What are plant lice?

b) Why could you not eat the pumpkin?

There are insects of all types and descriptions crawling all over plants and produce.  Don't worry about them.  Wash the veg before you eat them, though if you don't use pesticides they will be even better than supermarket produce which is sprayed repeatedly.

Suggestions on bulb flowers please

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:16

Prepared hyacinths can be planted in September for Christmas flowering.  Also Amarylis bulbs. Funnily enough I had a bulb catalogue last week, so they are about.

I can't think of any bulb that can be planted in late July to flower in September.

Talkback: Top lawn care tips

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:16

Unless they are new lawns, they don't need watering morning or evening.  As soon as the rain comes the lawn will quickly recover and not having to mow in this hot weather is a bonus, surely?

neighbours fence

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 13:36

Hydranga Petiolaris is lovely once it gets going, but it can be a bit slow.  It enjoys a north-facing aspect, but ours is not evergreen, is that unusual?

Gardenfanatic, perhaps I'm odd, but I wouldn't let an ivy plant get that out of control, especially if it wasn't mine.  And those ash trees seem to be too near the fence in the background.

any suggestions for tall trees

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 00:58

Beech will keep its leaves when at hedge height.  Beech trees lose all their leaves in winter.

Yew and holly are nice, but holly is slow growing.

Hogweed in my meadow

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:25

Cover anything you don't want to harm with a flower-pot or bucket and use an agricultural formulation of Roundup.

It is a weed that will multiply if you cut the root.  You may have compounded your problem.

How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:22

The only way to restrict it is to remove it completely.

Case of wrong plant in that situation.  Your neighbour has a perfect right to object if it strays onto his wall.  You say it is trespassing - it is.

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