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Daffodils

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

Unless of course they are double Narcissus like Rip Van Winkle

Re-appearing Potatoes

Posted: Yesterday at 10:23

Depends on if they are in the way or not. Leave them for an earlier crop if they are not interfering with the next set of veg.

Help with names of two plants, please

Posted: Yesterday at 08:56

Well I did think it was Cherry Ingram, but going out in my jim jams to check is not an option.

Help with names of two plants, please

Posted: Yesterday at 08:35

Had another thunk and it could be Brunnera macrophylla, very similar and also comes in lots of different forms.

Non-flowering daffodils

Posted: Yesterday at 08:32

Low nitrogen feed.

Even tying the leaves is enough to stop them flowering. You are preventing the leaves from feeding the bulbs for the following season.

Help with names of two plants, please

Posted: Yesterday at 08:28

Top one is Iberis sempervirens and the blue one is Omphalodes, but not sure which one.

Compost bin full of potato plants :(

Posted: Yesterday at 08:27

Subsistence farmers in the original home of the potato, do not buy seed potatoes, they save and use the smaller tubers from the previous seasons crop. That is what subsistence farming is.

The only reason to buy new seed tubers is if your original crop had a virus in it and then you could be continuing the problem.

Supermarket tubers have been treated to stop them shooting, but that treatment wears off eventually.

Which ever ones you use, the crop is determined by the quality of growth from the plants which is down to the amount of food and water the plants can get from your soil.

Our 'volunteer' tubers in the Polytunnel are just about ready to harvest,

Health and Safety

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:40

Problem there with the onion. allergic to it. Honey gives me chronic indigestion. Citrus is a migraine  trigger. Cannot take most pain killers as they are based on Morphine to which I am allergic.

All the material which was shredded was either the woody growth from Asters, so with lots of tiny leaves, or the top growth from Miscanthus giganteus. ie 12 foot long dried grass stalks. No laurel in the mix, in fact no green material at all.

Thanks folks.

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:49

Not having a problem with it here!

Health and Safety

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:47

Exactly! It takes ages to get the shredder over to the storage area and set up the electrics and come back for the loppers and gloves, so another trip for a face mask becomes annoying. So, one thinks. "Oh. I'll be alright." But of course one isn't.

Now I have a bad chest and cannot work outside as it is difficult to breath.

last time I got a cough like this, I had it for nearly 12 months. Nothing seemed to shift it either. Doctors could not offer any help either.

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