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Japanese Anemone

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 21:04

Tried to dig some out once and they had disappeared under the foundations of the house!!!! But they are  beautiful even if they are thugs. 

Growing organically from seed & container gardening

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:34

Carrots do really well in containers because there are no stones/lumps/debris to grow round or get in the way. They will be lush, long and straight. Spinach will last longer as potting compost holds more water so they will be less likely to run to seed. Kale and broccoli will be easier to protect from cabbage white caterpillars if grown in pots so invest in some fleece to cover them to keep butterflies off.

I would put your quick croppers in the ground...raddishes, salad leaves etc. Then you can keep planting as you harvest. 

Beetroot either or.

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:19

If they have been in a while Daisy the roots go well deep. Takes some digging to get them out which is why you may end up with them still growing where they are.

seed share

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:15

Its Asclepias bees and butterflies love it.

seed share

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 14:26

Always known it as butterfly weed and yes pls Diddy when ready 

What is it and what's going on?

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:27

Good would be horrible to lose it. Shame about the fruit but with a flower like that who cares! 

What is it and what's going on?

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:25

Not a hardy one then Phil. Do you have somewhere to overwinter it?

Any ideas

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:22
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Geranium wallichianum "Buxton's blue" aka "Buxton's variety" is an excellent low-growing hardy perennial which can be used as ground cover and has beautiful blue flowers.  I have this everywhere there is any soil showing!  Seeds come true too.

Never managed to keep it alive Bob whats your secret?

seed share

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:18

Nut got mine  Diddy got mine  Do I owe anyone any or have I asked for any? So confused now 

Maggots in Plums

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:13

That'll be the plum moth. Fruit is fine to eat probabbly maggots too...wouldn't fancy it myself  lol. You need pheremone traps. Here is info about what to do and how to use.

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