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Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:53

My enemy was the farmer who sprayed weed killer onto his field last year and a small amount drifted into my garden. I spoke about it to him at the time (but nicely!) and this year he waited until it was a very still day and came to speak to me first and nothing seems to have been affected.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:50

Happy bump (see Rosie's news on the other thread)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:49

Rosie, you are WONDERFUL

I would recommend getting cardboard boxes from supermarkets, like wine boxes so the the lids can be taped down. If the plants are in the dark, they won't need so much water; just need to be damp I would think. I would also pack a little scrunched up newspaper around the pots if they are not a tight fit to stop them falling over, plants are sent through the post all the time and usually survive

I will still go down in mid-May as would like to meet some of the people running the plant creche and stay with my old friend. My latest count is about 260 pots, some with more than one plant in.

Again, Rosie; thank you so very, very much.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:49

I have a Hebes on the top of the rock garden and it is getting too big for the situation; can it be pruned perhaps later in the growing season?

Talkback: How to take basal cuttings

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:47

I'm a newcomer to cuttings too; I have found that you really want the cutting to be quite short; less of an effort for the newly developing root system to support and of course initially there won't be any roots at all.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:42

The Norfolk Fens; paradise Miles and miles of sky.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:39

A rainy morning bump; my water butts were nearly empty, so rain is good. I probably won't think the same when I return sodden from taking small mutt out

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:38

A good morning bump

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:37

...and thank you Bamboogie for that link; very useful

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 07:36

Welcome fishy65, I hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do

The problem with spraying Provado on the earth, as I think someone pointed out last year is that it gets into the plant and thus affects the bees later on. So now I don't use it and go out with rubber gloves on and deal with the horrid little things

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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