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Indoor Watering at Height

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:35

They sell them widely for watering hanging baskets.

They do sell realistic artificial flowers/plants now.  Have you thought of those?

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 16:08

Wasps do a lot of pollinating too.  It is only later in the year they are a pest.

You are also a lot bigger than they are!  Learn to love them.

Lawn disaster

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 16:04

Would it not be better to offer no advice to your neighbour?  Whatever you say the neighbour will either ignore or resent whether you are right or wrong.

Sumach is not a good plant as it puts up suckers.  And garlic should be kept well away from gardens, though it does die down quite early and can be mown off in a lawn.

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 15:57

Hogroast, back to your question about fertilizer.  It is best to scatter fertilizer on the surface of the ground and maybe fettle it in gently.  If you put anything in close proximity to the roots there is every chance you will burn them.

IME Sedges don't need any fertilizer, unless you are growing a very refined, special one.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:39

Sounds like you already have a weapon with the greyhound.  Excellent!

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:35

Because the original plant may have used up all the nutrients, or most of them.

Prunus Amanogawa

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:32

Before you buy it, do a bit of research and find out how big it will be in, say, five years, and you may think again.

Not sure why you will have room for it in the future, but not now. It will not be happy in a pot.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:10

Don't forget to bury the bottom of the fence.  And get yourself a good terrier or gun!  Or both.

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 00:11

One newbie mistake is not realising that decking needs a coat of preservative every year.  The suppliers say it has been treated for rot, but they exaggerate!!

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 23:55

It is called a diverter because it diverts water into the butt, and if it is set up correctly when the butt is full the water is diverted into the downpipe.  This will not affect the decking in any way.

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