Latest posts by wrightt

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:52

Thanks I will try this as I hate just throwing them away.

full shade

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 13:54

Look at www.plantsforshade.co.uk Long Acre


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:06

It was deer that ate the top of mine as they were too tall for rabbits. Deer also ate all the leaves of my roses one year, they looked very funny when they flowered without leaves. Getting rid of either of them is near impossible a you would need a wire fence going down into the ground 18" and curved up to stop the rabbits and it would need to be at least 7' tall to stop the deer. I have been told that if you hang the hair from your hairbrush on plants that deer will not touch them but I have not tried it out. The rhododendrons that I have that the deer ate have just bushed out, so no harm was done except that I got no flowers. Theses are slowly getting too big for the deer to reach. Check the way the have been nibbled as you can normally notice the difference between deer and rabbit nibbles.

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:55

Try getting rid of them is my problem as I have 100s, 3" round and square stacked about 1m tall each of them, 4" both and have a similar number and I have even more 5" ones. It is not possible to re-cycle them anyone any suggestions as to what to do with them? 

Very Shady Garden Area?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:47

Here is a list you can try as they all grow in my woodland garden

Ferns lots of different ones will work in shade, pulmonaria, tiarella, hydrangeas, camellia is soil is towards the acidic side, hellebores, snowdrops, fox gloves, rose zephirine drouhin which is a lovely scented large pink flowering rose, japanese anemones, hyacinths, wood anemones, primula and cowslip. Witch hazels, acubas, daphnes,  sarcococca, vibunhams hardy fuchsias, trilliums, erythroniums, honeysuckles, clematis pieris (if acidic) heucheras, daffodils. For eating: rhubarb and lettuce you could also try redcurrants. for other suggestions try www.plantsforshade.co.uk.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:25

I forgot to say the stuff they put around it was Bentonite.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:22

Had professional to do mone and they used a very heavy compactor however there is a weeping willow near by and this soon romped through the clay to get to the water and caused it to leak so I had to call professionals back in and they had to dig a 3 foot ditch ll around it and put in some special clay granules that went like concrete as soon as they were watered. So it is possible but costly. I addition I get more wildlife in ny straight sided concrete lined pond that I do in my clay one. 

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:11

A willow should not be within 100m of any building. I have a weeping willow when I moved in. Its about 100m from the house so I thought that I was ok until it invaded the drainage pipe from the pond which is about 75m away from it. It was impossible to rod the pipe out and I had to dig the whole pipe up and put a solid plastic one with no joins in it as the willow was quite happy to invade the pervious pipe originally used. So if this is a willow which it does look like be warned that unless it is a good 100m away from anything involving water, remove it.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 15:58

Colder than it has been but not too cold to garden here in the southwest of England and still some lovely sunshine and better this afternoon as there is less wind, so about to head out again, having just got back from getting last of my veg seeds I wanted from my local gardening shop as i like to support them as well as the online and mail order companies and garden centers.

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