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willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:50

They make very big trees, so make sure it is well away from hedges, walls, houses and fences.  Make sure there are no inspection hatches and drains nearby.

Take this opportunity to site it really well.  They are lovely trees.

composting packaging- green wotsits?

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:30

When you turn out the pots with the things in the bottom, you will curse them.  The same goes for polystyrene.  They are a blinking nuisance if they are in the compost heap.

Giant Bay tree

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:07

Ha! Ha!  The headline said Giant Bay Tree.  It's only 10ft high.  They go up much, much higher than that.

Prune it down as much as you want, it will spring up again, but I might take the opportunity to move it further from the house, it really is too close unless you keep it strictly under control.  

I would not cut it off at 7ft high, it will look like a lollipop.  Not a good look!  Cut it nearly to the ground.

Wild mushroom bought at market stall, are they safe?.

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:13

There is only one person licensed to pick mushrooms for sale in the New Forest.  Anybody else that is doing is acting illegally!  It is OK to pick for your own use, but not to sell. 

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 00:26

Young codger, why not cut the bottles across the middle and put them over the pots.

No need for hinges, one bottle will cover two pots and you can lift them easily to tend to the plants if necessary.

privet hedge

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 19:28

Be aware that at that height privet will flower.  It is a wonderful nectar source for butterflies and bees.  Please spare at least one bush if you can.

moss

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 11:13

There is moss, and moss!  I would add fine scarified moss from the lawn to the compost heap or put it out for the birds.  But clumpy moss is a different matter, and I would put it in a rubble sack or thick plastic bag and leave it until it has completely rotted down.  If you put it in the compost heap you will end up with it everywhere.

moss

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 17:17

I think it is a bad idea too.

BRACKEN INVASION

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 17:41

Put a plastic bottle with the bottom cut off over the bracken plant and spray into the bottle.  If you can cover adjacent precious plants with flowerpots or dustbins they will be protected from any accidental drips and spray.

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:25

Why do you want to reduce the size?

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