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Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 14:50

Hi some time ago we were thinking of purchasing a house in Pembrokeshire and in the suryey notweed was found on the land,let me just say that after talking to the surveyer ,the council ,the solicitor i was amazed at the effect Jap Knot can have on the garden AND the surrounding areas,i was warned that it would be my job to get rid of it and if it could be proved  that it had spread to anyone elses property i would be to blame and suffer the cost of removal,my solicitor gave me a phone number of a specialist in Jap Knot who i spoke to,he explained all the do,s and donts about this plant and how to get rid of it,most people who try the job themselves fail, becouse of other problems as well we decided not to buy,i have the phone number of this specialist if anyone wants to talk to him ,he is a very nice chap and knows exactly what he,s talking about ,if i came across Jap Knot again i would not even try to get rid myself i,d call this man for advise, if anyone wants this phone no Email me and ill send it to you , please dont think im scare mongering ,im not as this weed has caused many a tear  for many people

Good luck

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:29

How about recording the X facter and play that at night surely the wont come back again after hearing that

Clearing snow...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:26

Hi Zoomer on the net Health and Safety say don't clear the snow as you open yourself up to liability, its just crazy you trying to help and maybe get sued if someone slips on it, we cant win sometimes matey i wont clear it except on my own property

Good luck

ground for runner beans

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:18

Hi Lyn ,i asked this question some time ago and found out that runners and french should be left in the same place and dug back in,we are now all using the thinner 6 or7 foot tree supports from the farm suppliers cost about £1.20 each (£6 at the garden centers)  with chicken wire across, its strong and  the beans love it, also peas on smaller poles grow so well up them too but i don't know if you can leave the peas in the same place though, i find the farmers suppliers are so much better for many garden things ,OK B Good


christmas tree

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:46

In the last 4 years we have purhased a christmas tree ,all about 4 to 6 feet ,last year in Cornwall we paid £24 a very nice tree ,this year in Tenby Wales the same tree is £39.99 a complete ripp off if ever i saw one ,so this year we are not playing there game and Kates says she,s going to decorate with holly and branches and things,very soon  now we aim to do our very last move and settle down for good and get a tree with roots, she always wanted one but didnt have a garden so next year  the real macoy it,ll be a tree well spoilt believe me

cheers everybody  Alan


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:07

Hi everybody,once again advise if you can please,iv taken loads of Hydrangea  cuttings and they are doing ok indoors some single pots some 5or6 in large pots,its the first time iv done this as i want them for shrub wind protection up the allotment which is quite open and windy, on average there about 3or4 inches high, Now at what stage do i either put the pots  outside to toughen up?  or do i plant straight into soil next year,if either of these when! and any special needs and do you think to form a hedge how far apart should they be

cheersAlanjust joking its raining here again

Please fill this in!

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 20:23

not a link for this site i,ll not bother

HELP... Hundreds of strange eggs on my lawn and soil?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 20:20

Hi ChrisLPW1 obviosly if you pick one up you will know if they are organic or packing stuff so before we get world war one here ,is this a joke or what? is this a real question  or is it just April 1st all over again i dont get it


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:02

Well? if all thats not good advise i dont know what is,Nottingham yes i was born there as well Love to garden (MI Duck) and never ever tried sprout tops but we will now,and yes our plot is on a hill and very windy we,ll follow Zoomers advice and also try purple Broccoli,great advise and much appreciated many of em good luck all



Posted: 29/11/2012 at 16:33

many thanks matey, you might be right as Kate did the planting and can tend to be rather delecate i,ll have to show her how to use her welly heel a bit better and  nobbys is a  midlands thing i think soto though im in Tenby  South Wales now  wet, cold, and when i was in town i forgot to get some beer from tesco,its going to be a long night

cheers Alan 

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