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Entries from May 2011

Top 10 decking tips

May 16th, 2011 · No Comments

1. Ideally decking boards should always be laid in single runs i.e no joints in the middle of the decking area as this can and often will cause problems later in the life of the decking. The wood often twists at the end of each plank causing trip points. 2. Build you decking on Brick […]

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wisteria with yellowing leaves

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

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London balcony planting

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

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Wisteria In A Pot

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Growing A Wisteria In A Pot – Numerous people have requested Advice about growing Wisteria in a pot or a container. The pot or container needs to be as large as possible and with drainage holes and you need to use a soil based compost such as John Innes number 2 or 3 compost with […]

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Basic Rhododendron Care

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Rhododendrons they need to be top dressed with peat around the base as the roots grow on top of each other year after year.Then they need feeding with a acid loving plant food which you will find from your local garden centre. Watering is important during the mid and late summer as the plants start […]

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Building a waterfall

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Building a waterfall we normally only cement in the key rock and then stack the remaining rocks on these key rocks but it does depend on how steep the water fall is. 1 to 4 cement and sand should be fine. When the water is switched on the cement will release lime into the pond […]

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Non flowering Narcissus/Daffodils

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Do you have daffodils that are Non flowering ? This is probably because the plants were cut back too early the following year. For the best results, the plants need to be fed with ‘Grow More’ fertilizer at this time of year, and allowed to died back naturally so that the flowers are formed in […]

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Potato tops turning black

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

When potato tops turn black its normally a sign of a late air frost or potato blight, especially if this happens in mid May to July. In both cases remove the damaged leaves and watch for further signs of blight. follow this link for further information on Potato blight: Click Here

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Variegated Elaeagnus bush growing plain leaves

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

A variegated Elaeagnus Bush growing plain leaves. This tends to happen if its the ‘New’ leaves that are at the top of an existing variegated branch and these should change later. If its an old branch and all the branches has green leaves then it needs to be cut out as this is the plant […]

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Bracket fungus on old pear tree

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Bracket fungus this only attacks dead wood from old trees so you should be OK planting new tree near to the old tree.However I would remove all the bracket fungus and any old roots you might find in the ground when you are replanting. ntrested in learning more about Gardening and how to become a […]

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Bottle Brush Cuttings

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments

To take bottle brush cuttings take the new shoots produced this year and cut the stem so a small section of last years grow is included on the base of the cutting. This will be harder wood and will stop roting whilst the cutting roots. If the cutting is longer than 100mm reduce by removing […]

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May 9th, 2011 · No Comments

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