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Overgrown hillside garden

Question from Lynda

In forum: Pests, diseases and weeds

I am clearing a hillside garden of brambles ivy etc, having sprayed and then cutting down the vegetation I am left with soil full of roots. What is the next step can I leave the roots to rot down or do I have to remove them it would be an enormous task to dig a whole hillside. Any ideas?

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Thu. 2nd October 2014 14:58
  • Last reply: Thu. 2nd October 2014 16:53

Giant roses

Question from Robert Cooper

In forum: General

No matter how or when I prune, deadhead, roses by Autumn they're about 8feet high with a second flush of flowers at the top. Why?

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Thu. 2nd October 2014 12:36
  • Last reply: Thu. 2nd October 2014 14:21

acers

Question from john eynon

In forum: Container gardening

how to replant 5foot acers using the same pots as i want to reline pots

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Wed. 1st October 2014 13:25
  • Last reply: Wed. 1st October 2014 16:46

identify of plant

General post from david

In forum: Identify a plant

am having great difficulty in identify this plant that I so love from when it was rescued from going in the bin. can any 1 help me with this question .thanks so much from david

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Wed. 1st October 2014 11:21
  • Last reply: Wed. 1st October 2014 19:55

How and when should I prune this plant

General post from Miss J Taylor

In forum: Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

How and when should I prune this plant

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Wed. 1st October 2014 09:44
  • Last reply: Wed. 1st October 2014 15:00

Aspect

Question from Deborah Hodges

In forum: New to gardening

I know which way is North etc. but what is meant by aspect when choosing the correct place for a plant?

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Tue. 30th September 2014 11:11
  • Last reply: Tue. 30th September 2014 11:26

pruning

Question from barbara vincent

In forum: Trees and shrubs

When is the best time to prune spiraea?

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Tue. 30th September 2014 09:40
  • Last reply: Tue. 30th September 2014 14:48

Climber for a container?

Question from Deb Kavanagh

In forum: Container gardening

I'd love to have a climber growing up the front of our east facing house but unfortunately it will have to be in a pot, as there is tarmac everywhere at the front of the house. I'd like to have a climbing rose or something similarly profuse but don't know if they will grow in pots. We're also on a coast road, although not in a directly exposed position and many people grow the typical seaside palms, etc. in their gardens here. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Posted: Tue. 30th September 2014 09:29

Yorks/north yorks modern garden?

Question from Dockyrph

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Looking for a contemporary garden to visit north yorks. On the list already are Parcevall Hall and York Place, Scampston and harlow carr, newby hall and then some of the big historic gardens ... any recommendations please for modern or at least 20th century gardens ideally north of harrogate and york? NGS website gives location and descriotion but not enough images to give feel of quality for gardens. Any inspiration? Design over plantsman type preferred ,,, I know it's quite a big ask - it's for a tour of italian garden enthusiasts ....., any recommendations much appreciated ...

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Mon. 29th September 2014 23:48
  • Last reply: Tue. 30th September 2014 19:47

Identify this plant

Comment from pr2400

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant has been growing in the corner of one of the lawns since I've had the house. It's starting to get a little too big. Anybody know what it is? Ta.

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  • Replies: 2
  • Posted: Sun. 28th September 2014 17:16
  • Last reply: Sun. 28th September 2014 20:59