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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 19:52

 Rose Margaret Merrill

Recommendations for a 9ft high living, thin, hedge near a house

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:45

FG I agree, it is the neighbour's responsibility to provide themselves with a blind, is it a window in the roof of a bathroom?

Perhaps some trellis on top of the fence with a clematis/honeysuckle/Mermaid rose/ growing up it.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:57

Hi Nut, I think it is called 'finings', but the problem is not just the cloudy quality but the thickness of the liquid.

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

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Plant photos from French hols

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Well, I never knew that!

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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Info about this 
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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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Phlox mould?

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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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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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