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Posted: 28/12/2017 at 16:53

Sadly that looks as though it has flowered this year.  Give it lots of TLC and it will flower for you next year.  First thing - pot it up.

Screening hedge - cant decide

Posted: 28/12/2017 at 16:50

What about yew.  It is fast-growing and manageable.


Posted: 28/12/2017 at 14:34

The RSPCA did someone who drowned a squirrel.  I no longer support the RSPCA because the good they do is counter-balanced by the harm they do.

Allotment advice

Posted: 26/12/2017 at 23:09

Just a note to say you have to get planning permission to use part of a field for a veg garden. Nobody does, but do be aware that 'they' may catch up with you one day and there will be tears and lamentations all round! 

Corn plant help

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 09:25

What is a corn plant?

Apple tree cut down to main branches

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 23:55

I would certainly remove the soil heaped up the trunk.  

Overwintering Anemone De Caen

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 23:52

As we are a UK forum Zone 8 means very little to me, at least.  All I know is that we are maritime under the influence of the Gulf Stream. 

For what it's worth my anemones are in a raised bed; are not protected in any way and come up in spring and have done for some years.  I love 'em.

Thomson & Morgan seed catalogue

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 18:11

I have a theory about excess packaging.  I think it will have occurred to most firms that excess packaging costs money and they have reduced it as much as possible.  I thoroughly approve of papier mache packaging because It goes in the compost bin, and I don't want anybody riffling through under-wrapped goods before I buy them. But I really would like to buy loose, apples and other suitable vegetables and fruit.  Do they have to wrap oranges?

Best way to lime a potential brassica bed

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 13:31

Manure/compost should be applied at a different time from lime.  Not close together.

Most brassicas (especially sprouts) require a firm soil.

Thomson & Morgan seed catalogue

Posted: 18/12/2017 at 13:26

If we all stopped using paper or other timber products Finland would go bust.  Repeat after me!  Trees for most wooden products are a crop.  One unsustainable use of tropical hardwoods is for the stamps the Japanese use instead of signing documents.

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