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Ilex aquifolium golden king

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:36

A male holly?

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:33

Take one pair of scissors.  Go out at night with a torch and cut them in half.  They will be gone by the morning.  No pellets, no cost.  Result.

Getting rid of Blackberries

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:40

Is it a bramble; that is a wild blackberry?  It sounds like it.

 The only reall way to get rid of it in that position is to dig it up.  Otherwise you will probably have to live with it there, and just keep cutting off the shoots.

spears too fat

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 17:07

Baggies, they are supposed to be fat!  A fat asparagus is a good asparagus.


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:37

Is the lawn shaded?  Or have you got a drainage problem?  Or cutting and not removing the cuttings can encourage moss.

Down among the chrysanthemums

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:34

Foxes probably put them there.

spears too fat

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:32

Most people prefer the fat spears, but cut them sooner and trim off the woody stem.

The very slim ones, or sprue are good for soup.

Identification required please

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 15:49

I'll start off. Number 1 is a peony.

Fruit Hedge for Exposed Site

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 00:16

I wouldn't call a blackthorn a fruit tree in the commonly understood way.  It makes a good stock-proof hedge, but you can grow it as a hedge, or a free-standing tree.  It does of course have nasty spines/thorns.

Blackcurrant and raspberry are not suitable for a hedge.  Raspberry needs pruning to the ground every year and blackcurrant would not grow well in a hedge.

You might be better growing conventional hedge species as a wind-break and growing fruit trees conventionally on the sheltered side.

Runner Beans.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 00:05

If you cross them too low they may snap with the weight of beans hanging on the outside, and they will be vulnerable to strong wind.  The strongest construction is if they cross nearer the top with a wide-ish base.

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