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just purchased 10 young perennial plants got them in the ground with a nice rich mulch with other cottage plants was just wondering will i get a good display with flowers etc in the summer? also will they all be there next year as ive purchased
I have two weeping trees as above which are constantly 'sweeping' the bark mulch around and under them on to the lawn. Will I cause problems for the trees if I cut the ends of the stems off? If it should be OK, when is the best time to do it please?
Can anyone advise me, I have been given 10 bags of old used mushroom compost , can i use this spread directly as mulch on / around plants ?, are there any plants /trees i canot use it on. I have been told i cannot use for rasberries, is this correct
In all the years I have been gardening and feeding birds this is the first year that the blackbirds have decided to dig up everything in sight. The garden looks a complete mess after a couple of days, bark mulch all over the paths, bulbs and plants
Lift dahlia tubers or protect those left in the ground with a thick mulch of straw or barkSow sweet peas now for bigger, earlier blooms next yearCollect seeds and berries from shrubs and flowering plants that you want to propagateEmpty and clean out
Follow Monty Don's video advice on planting a bare-root tree, including tips on plant depth, staking and mulching.autumn - springMore advice on plantingPlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubBare-root plantingPlanting a fig tree
it flowers. But there's no easy answer, I'm afraid - just weeding and mulching where possible.
I have made a raised circular bed in my lawn that contains an olive tree, trachycarpus fortunei, Yucca, Agave, Euphorbia, Chaemerops and some opuntia. will using limestone chippings as mulch have any detrimental effect on these plants as i hear
Learn how to improve the condition of your soil by sowing rye seeds to create green manure, with Monty Don's video demonstration and advice.summer and autumnMore advice on improving soilHow to mulch beds and bordersFeeding plantsImproving soil
Spread a compost mulch around border plants to suppress weedsPut pond pumps and fountains back into pools, thoroughly cleaning filters firstLay turf or sow new lawns from seedClean out bird baths and top up with fresh waterCheck tree ties