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Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:29

It looks as though the branches on the right will flower this year.  The green branches on the left will flower in 2015.

You can cut out the flowered branches AFTER they have flowered.  In an ideal world one third of the branches that have flowered should be cut out each year to keep new branches coming.  But do not cut out branches without flowers or you are removing the next year's flowers.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:45

David Matthews, the garden centre in Newcastle-Emlyn has up to 90 varieties on offer every year.  How could you have missed that?

You can buy potatoes of most of the varieties individually, so you can buy, say, six of lots of varieties.  And there will be knowledgeable advice on hand. 

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:13

To be honest the sound of wind chimes is not pleasanter than any sound.  They are an abomination.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 00:25

Never grow any potatoes which are easy to buy in the supermarket.  Grow something new to you each year.  Enjoy, there's nothing like the first freshly dug new potatoes.

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 00:22

I would suggest you also visit the house at night, before you buy and see what the noise is like. Park in the road and listen. Will you be able to stand the noise when you have the windows open in the summer?  When you want to be in the garden?

Hedges (much better at filtering noise than walls) are a possibility, but they do take time to grow and thicken up.


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 16:08

Can you tell us why you want to cut the leader of the tree?  It is often not a good idea.

Crocus Bulbs coming through in December

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 12:09

Not sure why you think it's a problem.  Quite normal behaviour! 

Fruit, Berry, poisonus or edible

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 13:50

Arbutus aka Strawberry Tree.


Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:37

I conversely make a hole with the dibber, drop the plant in, then water the whole row of planted leeks, washing the soil in.

Badly explained help!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 10:40

If the pots are clustered it makes it easier to throw some protection over them.  Perhaps they just needed to add that to make sense of the tip!

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