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Posted: 01/08/2013 at 16:17

just keep deep digging say in January and get every bit of white root out of the soil, keep pulling at the slightest trace of bindweed whenever you see it, avoid  weed killers etc as harmful to wildlife. I never totally eradicate but it can be kept to a minimum.

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:21

solomon's seal  is a fascinating plant but that and hostias will be preyed upon by slugs and snails. Use nemotodes for slugs, collect snails and relocate regularly.

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 23:16


lovage (in light shade)

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:08

I've taken seeds from last year's foxgloves and they've grown to plants in pots which I'll put out in March but the original plants haven't kept going. I think I'm going to have to do this every year.

climbing plants

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 18:18

What about honeysuckle,they are easy to grow,smell beautiful and have red berries for the birds. Sorry, I forgot you are going to grow it in a pot,I don't think that would work for honeysuckle.

clay soil

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 22:45

Check out what the Organic Gardening Catalogue has because they offer a variety of  different things to feed soil and make it more managable .Our soil is pretty heavy but regular manure really helps.Do you grow comfrey?That is a very good green manure.


Posted: 28/10/2012 at 22:26

apart from broccoli and chicory are there any other veg that slugs don't like? Is there any veg than snails won't eat?

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Talkback: How to look after roses in autumn

I have been told it's best to prune roses in January It seems to do them no harm. Should I change to atum pruning? 
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