Q&A – answering your questions on trees, soil, planting and the Middlesized Garden..

Should you plant more trees? What’s the difference between mulch and compost? What advice did you wish you had when you started gardening? I’m answering your questions on gardening and the Middlesized Garden….
00:00 Welcome
00:49 Should I plant more trees if I live in an area where water is scarce?
01:52 A neighbour’s trees run along my fence and the tree roots make it difficult to plant there. What can I do?
02:56 Is it a bad idea to plant trees too close together?
03:36 I’ve planted a mature tree recently but the soil is too wet for it. Should I move the tree or improve the soil?
04:13 When can I move a tree?
04:24 What’s the difference between compost and mulch?
05:06 My plants haven’t grown well – what have I done wrong?
06:01 How to garden in heavy clay soil?
06:37 What are good alternatives to peat based composts? I’ve generally found Melcourt to have a good range of peat free compost: https://amzn.to/3qrxz0q (note that Amazon links are affiliate)
07:51 What are your three best anchor plants?
08:37 What is the ideal planting distance and what does ‘plant in 3s’ mean?
09:47 I want to plant shrubs along a drive, for a formal, elegant look. Should I use lots of one shrub or several different kinds of shrub?
10:27 Could I have a long border with prairie planting down the middle of my long, thin garden, with lawn on either side?
11:28 Monalogue YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/monalogue
11: 30 How did you start gardening? (and more about me and the Middlesized Garden)
12:25 The best advice for beginner gardeners
13:14 Sisters in Law by Nina Bell (one of my pseudonyms):https://amzn.to/3qqYDNt
13:28 The Middlesized Garden blog: https://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/
14:00 YouTube Creator channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/youtubecreators
14:17 Rosy Hardy Gardening: https://www.youtube.com/c/RosyHardyGardening
14:51 The Night Lawyer: https://amzn.to/3qqZ7Dh

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