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  • 21 March 2017 - Loui
    Can I cut back lavender now as its getting too big? (More)
    Lavender can be lightly pruned over, more like a trim, in spring. Hard pruning risks the plant dying... (More)
  • 21 March 2017 - noreen
    Are there any perennial plants that rabbits will not eat? (More)
    There is an article on rabbits and a list of 50 rabbit-resistant plants at this link:http:... (More)
  • 20 March 2017 - liveen
    I planted spring bulbs (snowdrops and bluebell H. nonscripta) under a sycamore tree and nothing has come... (More)
    Bluebells actually thrive under beech trees. And the sycamore is marginally toxic to grasses, not bulbs.... (More)
  • 20 March 2017 - DonFoley
    I want to move a large clump of helleborus, the Lenten rose, which is currently in bloom. I am getting... (More)
    Hellebores can be lifted and divided as soon as the flowers begin to go over and take on a green flush.... (More)
  • 19 March 2017 - Dcgarden
    I am relatively new to growing vegetables and am not having much luck with my seedlings so far. My French... (More)
    Vegetable seedlings are tricky to raise on a window sill indoors and the problem is light and space,... (More)
  • 17 March 2017 - sualeha
    can Jasmine solanium survives in Ireland . Will I place it indoor or outdoor in garden soil . What weather... (More)
    The potato jasmine, Solanum jasminoides, does very well outdoors in the milder coastal areas, but can... (More)
  • 17 March 2017 - 050320141
    I'm a beginner. I bought 20 bareroot beech about 3 ft in height. I started digging thinking I'd be ready... (More)
    Keep the plants in their plastic bags out of sunlight and they will be fine.Use a pickaxe to break up... (More)
  • 13 March 2017 - ShellyAnne
    Can you advise me if I've left it too late to prune / trim back these shrubs. They were planted few years... (More)
    This is early summer ceanothus which can be lighly trimmed after flowering to reduce size, but it can... (More)
  • 12 March 2017 - evelyn1979
    I've purchased hydrangeas two were blue one pink and one white the following year all plants just turned... (More)
    Hydrangeas are excellent indicators of soil pH.... blue in acid soil, purple in neutral and pink in limy... (More)
  • 11 March 2017 - Mike_piercy
    I have attached two pictures with this post. The one on the right is of the weed that covers our front... (More)
    The moss would not survive trampling by dogs, which is why no moss in the back, but the weed buttercups... (More)

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