"The gold standard solution would be to take this hedge out, and replace with beech (Phil is right, hornbeam doesn't hang onto its leaves as well as beech) planted more densely. Our beech hedge (which you can see here is planted 4 plants per…"
"Better to plant them in their final positions now if you possibly can; heeling them in and replanting in the spring is doubling the root disturbance, and increasing the likelihood of failure.
Whatever you do get them back into soil…"
"Felco's pricing policies don't seem to make a lot of sense - there are plenty of high street retailers confounded by the fact that they can't compete with the internet sellers. Presumably there'll be fewer and fewer…"
"I don't think copyright in the photos is the issue - Benjamin is right in that it happens on the net all the time; we find our copyright images all over the place.
The issue is one of "passing off" in that the ex employee is…"
"Make friends with your local nursery - we have hundreds of empty compost sacks that we give away to anyone who'll take them! They are much tougher than your average retail bin liner, so make excellent garden refuse sacks. I…"
"18 - 55 willl be fine for what you need - its basically a wide angle to short telephoto zoom, and should cover all likely eventualities for you. The wide end is nowhere near wide enough to get fish eye effects."
"Any sort of hedge - evergreen or deciduous - is going to win the battle for moisture and nutrients with new planting nearby. There's a list of plants which might work here :
Planting under hedges
Are you planning to plant as close…"
"How long and spindley exactly? Gardeners Delight is supposed to be grown up a cane - it'll be 6 ft or more tall by the end of the season, so will the trunk will never "support the branches".
Also, tomatoes need good light…"
"If you drag off all the dead foliage you should find new shoots emerging from the stems underneath. In a few weeks they'll recover and look okay again. The 'furry' leaves always suffer in cold and wet winters, but…"
"They're pretty cheap to buy new - I don't imagine its worth trying to repair them.
We have second hand trolleys and shelves for sale (not CC obviously!) - 12 bases with uprights, 26 shelves, excellent condition, but no longer…"
""...need to get more mugs.." and chairs! In our exprience a lot of garden clubbers come for a social sit down and cup of tea - in the past we've borrowed chairs from the local village hall, but have spent the…"
Ok, so nothing much available for the general public then.... as if they don't trust us (just joking).... did you see that 'Vanishing of the Bees' Phil put up -- scary -- and more recently, 'Kitchen Gardens' - now that's what I'd really like to be doing --- Thanks for your advice Nick, just as I remember - thankyou.
Hello Nick, could I ask your nursery man's opinion/advice on fungicide for my (cistus, ceanothus, osmanthus) cuttings. I always used Benlate and Hex....something - twenty years ago, but the three products I saw today (two myclobutanil and one mancozeb) all seemed to be saying unsuitable for my delicate cuttings. I intend to try and root them individually in plastic thumb pots in an enclosed propagater with gentle bottom heat... just until rooted, then ventilate a little and pot on in the spring ... but if I were to use a fungicide Nick, out of what's currently available please could you tell me which one?
Rest assured that my faith is restored! Happy Selling at Chatsworth - we won't be able to be there, but you may see Fereday Senior if he and the Mrs fancy a drive out. Fereday S looks a little like Richard Wilson (Meldrew), and was featured in the Gripple print ads.