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Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:05

The old way of growing mint was to grow it in an old sink, which was then buried. It is deep and big enough to get a good amount of growth, without letting it take over the whole herb patch, which it will do given half a chance.

 

Brown spots on mint

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:02

You can force mint by putting some of the root in a container and keeping it in a gentle heat indoors or in a greenhouse. It soon shoots and you should be able to keep it going all winter. Lay a length of root in a seed-tray, cover with compost, keep moist and warm. I think your problem is over crowding coupled with it being the end of the season. However, if it is rust, chuck it away and scrounge some more to grow for next year.

Is the fruit of the laurel good for birds

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 07:48

Sorry, Fleurisa, haven't a clue. I doubt it though.

 

Pesky flies!

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:59

I once lived in a house that was plagued by flies. After talking to the old boy down the road we hung bunches of elderberry leaves in the window. Voila! No flies

Is the fruit of the laurel good for birds

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:59

Thanks again waterbutts (do your friends call you butt?). I'm probably fretting over nothing, anyway. I could just put food out to counteract the berries being missing. 

Is the fruit of the laurel good for birds

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:19

Thanks for that, waterbutts. Do they clear them every year? Do they eat them only when all the other food has gone?

Is the fruit of the laurel good for birds

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:45

I need to curtail the ambition of my laurel hedge to take over the world. There are a lot of sloe-like fruits on it. Do birds eat them? I don't mind holding off the pruning if they can use them.

Laurel plants

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:39

I need to seriously retard the growth of my laurel hedge. I notice that ithas quite a bit of fruit on it. I know they are poisonous, but if some wildlife can make use of them I'm willing to delay the pruning. Are there any birds that use them in winter?

 

 

 

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