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Miserable Gypsophilla

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:05

I have a few gyp in the garden; they never appear till much later in the spring, rather like teenagers who don't get up till lunch time

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:02

Melanie hope you are not too confused now

Please ask us if you need more info.

If you need raised beds because of a disability, it may be that there are other options to explore.

How do I get rid of it

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:58

Hosta, I was simply trying to show how precise one has to be to deal with this plant

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:53

Dear melanie, wood has a tendency to rot when it is outside, so I made my raised beds from 'pressure treated timber' this is unplaned timber suitable for using out of doors. I used 6 or 7inch wide planks (these are called gravel boards) with 2"x2" posts at the corners. So you hammer the posts into the ground, 4 inches or so, then you drill and screw the gravel board into the little post.

If you want the raised beds to be higher then simply attach another layer of gravel board, but please be aware that it will take an awful lot of compost/topsoil/well rotted manure to fill such a high bed.

How do I get rid of it

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:44

I did a little gardening job for someone and dealt with the ground elder surrounding a peony by digging it up, washing the roots to get rid of any ground elder, planting the peony temporarily in a bucket. Then going through the soil thoroughly using a sieve to remove any hint of Ground Elder roots.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:35

B-L. the border collie may need the odd Welsh word, are you up for that?

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:32

tracey N, I joined a cooking forum about 18 months ago as I am passionate about cooking what i have grown, and left almost immediately; what can I say? they were absolute snot bags. It seemed to be all about snide competition; am not interested in that.

So glad you are on this forum

leeks

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:18

Dove, thanks for the advice, have a load of leeks that need dealing with. but not eating right now.

Would someone be kind enough to identify this beautiful smelling shrub

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:15

It is so pretty, I can almost smell it through the computer

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:09

I do worry that when I see my tree peony flowering in late spring and invite neighbours over for a glass of wine to admire the huge white blossoms, that the roses may get jealous; am I being paranoid?

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