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Pruning hibiscus and magnolia

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:25

It is not usually recommended to prune magnolias as you may get a forest of 'water shoots.'  If it must be reduced in size take whole branches out, rather than a light going-over.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:22

Remember bamboo is in essence a grass.  If you hedge-trim it, I think that may be the stem's ultimate height, but it will sprout from the roots/base/runners.

Are the stems robust enough to be used in the garden?  If yes, I would cut them at the base and use them as supports, and just give away the root section.

Another Plant ID pls

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:15

Don't prune it if you want it to flower next year, or you will prune off the potential flowers.

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:48

Looks a bit like a Wood Anemone.  Let us see how it developes.

Diatomaceous earth - your thoughts

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:42

Probably mites/lice on the chickens.  Can be debilitating if it is a bad infestation. 

Louse powder is what you need.

Pale courgettes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:10

The female flowers have not been fertilized.  It's that simple.  Have patience or put some of the male pollen in female flowers.  Gently.

unknown tree

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:57

Follow the roots back to their origin.  It won't be that far away!

Mossies in my water feature

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:55

Put in a goldfish.  It will eat the larvae of the mosquitos. I'm not sure putting oil on the surface is a good idea.  And, yes, fill it up, preferably with rainwater

pruning native trees

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:20

You may find that cutting them back to 8 ft will look very ugly.

It may be better to take some of the trees out completely.  But do not be bullied into doing anything you might regret.  If he has asked you to cut back the trees it is hardly your fault if the birds no longer use the nest boxes.

Some of the trees are berry-bearing and provide food for birds.  I would take out the excess hazels first.

Not sure what these plant is...

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:09

Looks like heliotrope.

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