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Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:42

michael 58, welcome and ask as many silly questions as you like

I have an Aconitum which I did not realise is toxic and I hear that Datura is pretty bad too. Every Primary School used to have a Laburnam (?) with yellow flowers in the playground; also toxic I think!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:36

Saturday bump; was v. cold this morning, so all the plants that I'm hardening off couldn't go out first thing. Am just off to turn a pile of old turfs into loam (just like that)

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:34

Rosie and philippa, this is so wonderful

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:32

Orchid L., I would follow any instructions on the weeding label about how soon to add cuttings to compost, I thought it was 2 or 3 cuts later, and you would want to rake up any cuttings in the meantime.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:30

Orchid L, 'Wriggle your compost' sounds like a good song

Lyn, a lot of Christmas paper I believe has a high plastic content and therefore will not rot; also I don't know about the toxicity of the inks; I know newspapers are ok these days.

iGrow, you are wonderfully organised and I bet your compost is fab

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:12

Is your garden quite modern? You could put a half standard rose or a small standard conifer clipped into a ball? Either way, because the opening is small it won't catch much rain and will need a lot of watering.

Belfast Sink Ideas

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:57

Have just seen a few hyper tufa videos on utube and they seem to have a different recipe; 3 parts peat sieved, 3 parts perlite or vermiculite, 2 parts Portland Cement also sieved. I think I will have to have a go. If I do, will post pics of the whole thing falling apart

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:53

Digging up part of the lawn to increase flower beds today, the blackbirds were very keen to get the worms from the compost from my bin that I was spreading on top of the turned earth. I kept having to stop to let them do their thing.

Orchid lady; is throwing snails over the toad some rural ritual that no one has told me about

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:46

Forgot to say; from my medium size bin; Started 15/6/2013, finished filling it 30/9 2013, emptied 18/4/2014 I got 8 buckets of un-sieved compost and will get 2 or3 buckets of sieved to go on new veg bed.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:42

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42
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