2 Posts Last Activity 27/11/2016View
Is there an easier way of getting rid of ground elder than digging it up which leaves lots of bits behind. It is all over the borders and in a lot of the lawn. Also I have inherited a large magnolia bush, I don't know the variety but it desperately needs trimming before it takes over the garden. When is the best time to do it?
Added By : Greymare
3 Posts Last Activity 26/11/2016View
I have moved into a house which has some bamboo growing which I want to get rid of. I can't dig it up as the previous owner laid weed membrane which was then covered with decorative pebbles. The bamboo has grown up through this so the roots are a solid mass about 3 metres long. Any ideas how I can get rid of it?
Added By : Greymare
Anyone got any good tips to stop cats fouling garden?
7 Posts Last Activity 23/12/2016View
Any bare patch of earth in my garden is quickly found by cats and used as their local toilet. I have tried using commercial deterrents but these have no effect. The best thing I have found is using boughs of a prickly bush I have growing in the garden but they quite often blow away and they look unsightly once the leaves have dropped off. I have had cat scarers which are supposed to work by having a high pitched tone which is unheard by us but not by cats, mice etc. I am continually buying batteries for these but they also don't have any effect. Having a dog isn't an option but I am sure this would be the answer. Any ideas?
Added By : Angela Wilson
9 Posts Last Activity 09/11/2016View
Have we a forum for allotmenteers? Are there folk out there who would like one?
Added By : rc47
Rambling rose recommendation
Hi Everyone just new on here. I am retired with hubby have nice community - four of us just. Won awards for gardening, not. Sad really 😊 just exciting to achieve something at 64 does anyone enjoy gardening if so could you suggest a nice little rambling rose for a small archway? The last one I bought had too bigger stems. Thanks
Added By : warmgold
3 Posts Last Activity 21/10/2016View
Hello l planted some Box plants, ( box hedging plants ) October 2015 and l was expecting some growth this year, but there has been very little, is this is because the first year they are getting established? l was advised to feed then some meal food for the roots to get going which l did but this l did late in the season. Does anyone have advise please?
Added By : Boz
Easy way to clear ground for planting
4 Posts Last Activity 03/09/2016View
Did you hear Gardeners' Question Time today? One of my cohousing group asked how we could clear rough grass to make a communal allotment and we were really surprised by the easy answer - cover the ground with cardboard and cover that with manure or compost and just leave it to do the job for you. We're mostly retired or coming up to retirement, so learning we wouldn't have to dig it was great news. I thought I'd share it with gardeners on here - might save other people some unnecessary digging!
Added By : Lesley cohousing pioneer
Hi - I have inherited a small bonsai tree. Well it looks like one - it's a ficus ginseng - anyone know anything about them?
Added By : Kazzaj
Pruning Advice please
3 Posts Last Activity 21/08/2016View
I planted a dwarf lavender hedge last year and it has grown really well. When and how should I prune it? Any advice please.
Added By : Barbara
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