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Sounds like a problem

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 20:35

When there has been very heavy rain in our garden and you stand in one particular spot, you can hear a noise rather like someone slurping tea from the saucer (ala Compo). Does not sound like water running, but it is definitely caused by water movement in the ground.

Sounds like a problem

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 12:50

If you can hear water bubbling then it must be moving. If the pipes to the Septic tank are blocked then there would be no movement surely?

Is the noise coming from between the outflow on the house and the Septic tank?

Sounds like a problem

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:49

Last time we heard bubbling from underground it was coming from a ruptured gas main. Hope it is not that. As said check your water main.


Posted: 19/10/2017 at 17:49

Fairly normal occurrence. Just keep removing them. In the end you may end up with just stalks which is what I often reduce mine to in any case. It keeps the botrytis away.

I moved mine into a cold greenhouse a few weeks back. Watered them with Vine weevil killer and I will leave them there, just on the damp side of dry until they begin to shoot in Spring.

I also find that when removing the leaves pieces come off. These I use as cuttings. They root even in winter as long as they are not too wet and rot.

Any plants which are dividable can be done if you want, but they may not grow away rapidly as the plants are really going into winder dormancy. Better waiting until Spring, but that is only my opinion.

50p plant

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 08:58

Has the look of  Atriplex hortensis, also known as garden orache, red orach, mountain spinach, French spinach, or simply orache or arrach.

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 11:15

Uprooted a tree in the hedgerow. Fortunately it fell away from the Summer House. Chain saw out tomorrow. We are having the day off today.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 14:30

Before Ophelia. And you could still own it!


Posted: 15/10/2017 at 20:54

Not enough water. Potatoes need a huge amount of liquid to grow the tubers. Usual reason for small tubers is lack of water especially in enclosed spaces like tyres.

Leek pest.

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 15:42

Leek moth? We seem to be getting attacked by a pest like this. Never seen it before though.

Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:04

How about North West Shropshire? Small house with 1 acre or so of spectacular garden.

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