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Waterbutt

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:37

The green is algae, the froth is from that and yes it is safe to use on plants, just don't drink it. Simple in a way, if the water smells ok, or has no scent then it is usable.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:35

It is only that our Hellebores are covered in these tiny white skins and the really do look like white fly, but aphid skin is what they are.

 

Name this plant challenge

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:32

Looks like the weed Euphorbia, Caper Spurge.

Alliums

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:31

That  is normal behaviour for most Alliums. It makes showing them quite difficult as you either have to remove all the old leaves or, trim the sear ends of to look like the leaves are still whole.

Alliums

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:29

If the stem comes away at the base then that is fairly normal, once the plant flowers the stem is only barely attached to the bulb. If snapped off  up the stem then blame molluscs. They have a habit, in this garden at least, of eating haf way through the stem.

White fly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 12:08

Are you sure they are not the dried skins of thr aphids? They look awfully like small white flies.

Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:54

Mustelids are mammals that belong to the weasel family. Mustelids include 65 species (and 25 genera) of weasels, badgers, ferrets, fishers, grisons, martens, and such like.

Seems a shame

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:52

Our lilies have been producing good shows for the last 18 years, though they are planted in the garden rather than in tubs. Ditto some tulips.

It all depends on how you look after them, well fed, dead headed etc they should flower just as well every year.

Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 13:07

Otter? or even Mink. We have had mink in the garden and they are the worst possible thing. They dug under and into our Quail run and killed them all, without even eating more than one or two.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 17:48

On the point of 'greenwaste' We have a thing we call the non-compost heap. This is where all the things like dandelion roots, couch, dock etc go. It is covered up so that no water can get to it and it has been left for 3 yeras now. I have opened it up, in the past and the material is beautiful, well rotted and as far as I can tell, weed seed free. At least in the area where I have used it there are no extra dandelions etc.

Now, in theory, the heat produced in the green waste composting process, ought to be enough to kill off all seeds. I am not saying it does, but that is the theory.

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