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Are they weeds or are they poppies?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:53

If it is the Welsh poppy it can turn into a nuisance, as they're difficult to weed out (they re-grow from scraps of taproot). They like acid soil, and will grow in sun or shade.

Cactus or.....,....

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 19:50

If the window box is outside, they wouldn't survive the cold, either - they don't survive frost, and don't like being wet.

Morning Glory

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 12:03

I wouldn't pinch out Morning Glory myself - I've found them to only produce a single shoot to replace the one taken out, so all that happens is they're slowed down.

Very many modern seeds will bush on their own - last year, and awful lot of things were spindly because of the poor summer.

Ants in the compost bin

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 13:12

You can leave it if you like, but it does suggest that the compost bin is too dry.

Best way to get rid of bamboo

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:29

There's no easy way, I'm afraid - just a lot of digging. You can also put weedkiller on new shoots.

However, it might not be as bad as you fear - not all bamboos wander, and some are fairly easy to dig out.

Lawn Feed Suggestions Please

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:13

If you can find it, pelleted chicken manure (in very small pellets, especially for ease of spreading on lawns) works really well.

Phoenix Canariensis help

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:11

It's most likely objecting to dry air in the winter if it's been a heated room. Not sure about the tentacles - they may be roots, which might suggest it's pot bound or dry.

Daffodils

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:43

I would re-plant them now. As already said, you certainly shouldn't have dried them off. If you didn't let the leaves die back completely before digging them up, you will now have to wait at least two years for flowers, because the bulb won't have been able to form the buds for next year.

They will recover in time, but you now need to be patient and allow them to do so.

red maple

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 15:48

A general feed such as MiracleGro or growmore would be fine.

What to do with lemon plants

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 15:45

I think some kind of closed shelter would be needed - providing that we didn't have a very cold winter and they were well-wrapped, they may be OK in an unheated greenhouse, yes.

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