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Very specific hedge plant requirements

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:55

Privet is pretty forgiving and it comes in a either a green or golden form and possibly a variegated version also.

There is a fantastic website that is dedicated to just hedging material. Try googling hedges.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:51

GWRS, it has been there since August. I have made pear wine before and not had this problem. I am wondering if I should add water and some more sugar?


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:49

Here in the Fens, I have the Apricot in the lean-to g/h. As far as I understand, apricots flower quite early and there is a danger that frost will kill the blossom. Hence a g/h with a frost buster. This also means pollinating with a small soft brush; this year I had about 40 apricots

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:33

I'm really looking forward to this visit, it's some years since I went there.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:30

Have just given a second rack to the gooseberry (tastes very good) and the pear, which has been in a large plastic demi-john which can take 25 litres or so. It is THICK! I have never come across this before, it tastes good with a distinct pear flavour, but the liquid is thick.

Any advice is very welcome

Red slimey worms

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:27

If you are adding even a little water, it could turn the bin slimy.

alpine invasion

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:37

 Alf, this is what I have always known as 'mind your own business'. I think yours is an Oxalis; hard to get rid of as there are tiny rhizomes(?) or some such that get left behind in the ground when you try to get rid of it. Hope someone has a suggestion for you

Trees in Pots

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:29

Hello Mary, there has been a recent thread about this. Go into 'search' at the top of the page and then enter your query on the page that comes up and see what you get. If you have no luck with it say so on this thread.

Help needed

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:27

I can't produce enough home made compost for the potato bags, pots for toms and carrots, so I use Verve from B&Q; ( about £5.50 for 125 litres I think, I buy on a Wednesday when I can use my 'wrinkly' card) I find it pretty ok. Sometimes there is a bit of plastic, but then there is also in my home made stuff

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:20

My white Astrantia is still flowering

Discussions started by artjak

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

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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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

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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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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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