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Bindweed

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 10:40

Many thanks for the advice about the bindweed, interesting that it kicked off a separate discussion! 

 

Bindweed

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 16:23

Does anyone have any ideas of how to kill bindweed?  I am currently trialing the roundup gel. 

what is this?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 16:05

be careful of the sap, if it gets on your skin you need to wash it off with soap and water as it is an irritant.

Ants nesting in my mint tub!!

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 15:55

Is there anyway you could put the barrel in a drip tray?  that way you could keep the tray filled with water all the time and the ants will move out.  You can't overwater mint, it grows in our pond!

Best Base for Greenhouse?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:47

I have a soil base in one of my greenhouses but I rarely grow anything direct into it.

I buy reusable woven plastic supermarket bags, 42cm x 20cm x 30cm and fill them with a mix os soil and compost.  Then when they season is over I tip the contents onto the flower beds and start again with frest next year.

I've found concrete/slabs to be too hot in the summer and harbour slugs underneath them.  With a soil floor the excess water drains away.

Ground elder

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 22:34

If you have never used weedkiller on it you could of course pick it and eat it!  it's a bit like spinich.

patio Potato bag

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 22:31

Hi, last summer we used reusable bags from Morrisons (the plastic woven ones that cost 40p) as raised beds in the greenhouse and grew our chillies, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in them.  It was very successful and at the end of the season I moved some of my herbs into them for the winter.   We have have fresh thyme and oregano all winter so far.

Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 22:48

My sister takes vitamin B6 she says it helps to keep the mosi's away, not tried it myself but may well start.  Definately need to see a doctor as skin infections have a nasty habit of turning septic.

Autumn and what now?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 20:08

We also have bees in our brickwork in spring, I think they are a solitary bee as they are not a honey bee.  I'll look more closely this spring!

Autumn and what now?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 20:05

I've got a Vibernum bodnantense Dawn which flowers from now until late spring and winter jasmine.  The Daphne family also flower in the winter but I can't get it to grow in our garden of kent clay.  Also winter pansies, cyclamen, primulas and early bulbs.  You can also put out saucers of sugar water if you see bees around.

 

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Winter Pots

Winter Pots 
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Bindweed

 
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