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Latest posts by Wintersong

Japanese Maple lost shade

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 09:18

Yes. Anything that prohibits sunlight will effectively provide shade  and allow the maple to put on some new growth. I would feed it to help that process along

Acer Palmatum - what size container

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 22:56

I have Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet growing in a large stone pot and ericaceous soil. I bought it last year in a 1lt pot and its already doubled in size. I do recall that their roots travel quite deep, here is a good link

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 22:20

You are definitely glitched!

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 21:59





Filling a raised bed

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 20:43

using just multi purpose compost would be very wrong. 1. the nutrient levels are quite low and don't last long. 2. it is likely to dry out quite easily, turn to dust and blow away. 3. whilst too much water will turn into a sodden sump. Over watering plants is worse than under watering.

I'm no expert, but a decent top soil will add bulk and stability + the well rotted manure is good for water retention and nutrients = awesome veg! Simples.

Not sure about squashes since I've never grown them, but Monty shows exactly how to plant courgettes on this forum and you can't go wrong with Monty

May In Your Garden

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 20:32

@David Spikes, thinking about it...we want to see your garden in glorious technicolour! or should that be technicolor?

Can you make us a video pretty pleeeeeease?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 20:24

@David, I love your garden!  Simply beautiful.

@gardeningfantic, David lives in Reno Navada, USA where the sun shines apparently!

@Inkadog, indeed it does! Enjoy the sunshine!

@Excitable Boy, thanks for the informed critique of Malvern! It's always best straight from the horse's mouth...not that you look anything like a horse

Provado vine weevil killer & fish!!!!!!

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 18:17

all I know is that the nematodes are temperature sensitive, so the water will undoubtedly be cooler than the air and its not that warm! Also, they are ineffective against humans and I would imagine, other creatures although I don't know if fish is one of these. Perhaps google as much as you can about the active ingredients in regards to the safety of your fish. Good luck

red robin bush

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:13

It's not the right time of year to move a shrub, but if you have to, you should try to move as much of the root ball as possible. Afterwards, prune it back quite hard to lessen the stress of moving and water it every day! It should recover in time

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 15:09

Mostly sunny and dry n Kent. Reasonably warm, lovely day to get things done.

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