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Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:58

The cocoons of the Leek moth are brown.

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:52

I had missed it changing to Ficaria verna too.

More label writing!

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:49

Definitely the dread and beautiful Lesser Celandine. Ranunculus ficaria.

Translocatable weedkiller is the only solution and then you need to do it every time a leaf appears.

I like the plamt. We even grow a few different forms of it, white, double, green etc.

But yes the normal type really does spread.

There is an orange one

Quick survey for University research

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 12:37

Agree about the questions. The Veg growing one was just plain silly. It would only allow one of the choices to be ticked and yet most growers grow all the choices and more.


Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 10:59

I find that if I bring apples out of the store where it is cold, into the kitchen where it is warm, they ripen up and go soft very quickly.


New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:10

Nearest bonfire to us was about 3 miles away. One thing I forgot to design into the garden was somewhere to have a bonfire. Stupid of me really.

But the point is good. It is part of hedge planting which is not normally considered, that of where and how one disposes of the bits one cuts off.


New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:47

What do you think I wear already?

It is as much about disposing of the trimmings as anything else.

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:38

Out of step with many here, whatever you do NEVER plant a hedge with thorny  or prickly plants in it (unless you wish to keep out/in animals (human as well)). I have just cut our 100 feet long hawthorn/Blackthorn/Briar rose hedge and it is PAINFUL.

Next year I will cough up and pay the Road Hedge trimming tractor man to do it for me, even if it is at the wrong tiime of year for the birds. Might ask him to reduce the height by 2 feet as well so I can reach it withgout a ladder.

Fungi problems

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 11:19

Hope you have a successful outcome.  Losing a tree is not nice, but it does give the opportunity to try something different in its place.

Fungi problems

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 13:03

The confirmation you need would be to find the bootlace threads in the soil around the tree and fungus. There are a lot of fungus which attack dead and dying trees (all quite natural too) and there are lots of fungus which attack and kill lving trees.

A picture of the tree and fungus would help too, if possible.

Discussions started by Berghill

More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 00:56

Camassia changing colour

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Last Post: 08/05/2015 at 12:54

Health and Safety

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Last Post: 12/04/2015 at 17:05

Posting removal

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 10:27

Garden Pictures 2015

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Last Post: 14/11/2015 at 16:58

Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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