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Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:50

Gardens and gardening are always the very best of tributes, Bill.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:45

Only a partial answer to your question, but I planted out a healthy AG in the ground which I had been growing in a pot. I kept it well watered because it often look thirsty. Now doing well. A pot grown specimen could be planted at any time, but moving one is trickier. Water well for a week before you do it, take a large rootball and plant in pre-prepared hole, with some good humus matter. Water well. Mulch also.

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:39

Mine seed around from seed shed nearby. Should be no problem.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 06:49

Hello, I went to West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, with a friend recently, and was very impressed. Sorry, but no pictures as my technology doesn't permit.

After a visit to their very nice restaurant, we concentrated on the  walled gardens which enclose a fruit garden, vegetable garden and a flower cutting garden. Lots of restored Victorian greenhouses contain exotics, orchids, pelargoniums, fuchsias  and the famous chilli collection.

Outside in the large grounds there is  the best stone pergola I have seen( Harold Peto),300 ft. long. A sunken garden,a spring garden, a wild garden, borders etc. There is also an arboretum and parkland walk  for those who have the time for a longer walk.

I was very impressed by the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, and by the attention to detail. Everything was well maintained. Well worth a visit.

Sweet peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:46

They tend to be attracted to the white blooms, so one solution is to only grow the colours. Alternatively, a tip I was given by a real SP expert is to place the bunch, in their vase in a dark garage, and open the door. The beetles fly to the light and then you can take the flowers indoors. I prefer the former solution. 

Sick Rose

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:42

If you are happy with the flower power then keep to your current care regime. If flowering is weak then take out, and grow something else in this spot ( unless you replace lots of the soil ) and plant your new roses elsewhere.

This will help avoid any future rose problems.

brambles and knott weed

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:35

I would tell your local authority who may be able to help. That will also cover you for any possible reporting requirements, if they exist. Try DEFRA too?


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:28

Slugs or snails?


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:39

Hi Gg, it will flower one day, which will help identification. Thalictrums throw up tall spikes of delicate pink flowers I'm my experience.

can i put these in my compost bin?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:42

Anything that is a bit woody can be cut up small with pruners, it only takes a minute or two. This will hasten the rotting down process a bit, and in any case small bits don't really cause you any problem if they are slow rotters.

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