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Forsythia hedge

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 00:02

Cut out the branches that flower this year (after flowering) and do the same every year until you have a neat shrub.

Above everything else do not allow anybody that does not know what they are doing near your bushes.  It will break your heart if they cut them back incorrectly.

When to harvest

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 23:53

Edd, what does your post mean?  

The correct time to harvest and store them is when the foliage has died down.  Dry the bulbs off; I usually do it in the greenhouse as our climate is a bit unreliable.

Polluted ground

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 23:45

Wait a moment.  The OP did not say raw sewage was coming into his garden. 

No one but a complete fool would put bleach, unsuitable lavatory cleaners and paint solvent into a septic tank.  This has just been made up to embellish the story.

It's not so very many years since 'night soil' was spread on the fields and certainly was used in the vegetable garden.  Since when did everybody get so precious about a bit of s**t.

Yes, it will have to be sorted, but during my long life I have only been on main drainage for one very short period, and I am still here to tell the tale.

And one good thing is we pay so, so much less to the Water Board than those of you with public sewers!



Posted: 21/03/2014 at 01:12

Well, they are giants so I don't think they will be happy in a pot. They grow much more than 2 ft. across if they are happy.

They like to be by water.  To protect the crowns from frost the leaves are usually placed over the crowns in the Autumn.

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:37

Too old - at 46!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Shame on you.  You're only half way.

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!

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