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Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:03

Better to remove the whole flower stem when they have finished rather than letting them go to seed. That way the plant is not weakened by setting seed. Don't think either of them will re-flower. Certainly never seen it on Red Hot pokers, though they do occasionally throw up a new stem in early Autumn for me.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:55

Bilbo Baggins returned home (1342 by Shire reckoning).


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:47

Since an awful lot of plants are poisonous to humans (and many to animal) and some are toxic (Difference is toxic ones kill, poisonous ones don't. normally), our gardens would be  very much poorer places if we took them all out. Let's face it carrots are poisonous as are Lettuce......if you eat enough of them.

Had a garden full of such plants for 45 years and children in the garden for 44 of those years and we ain't lost one yet.

Arum maculatum berries are so unpleasant that no one would ever eat more than one (supposed to be like eating a mouthful of needles) and one berry is not going to kill.

Very diffficult and emotive subject really.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:39

At least I do not feel left out this time, I too am stuffed to the gills with reviews.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:35

Ah, so you are the Kitchen appliances crew then!


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:34

Not easy. I store the dried seeds in those tubes in which False teeth cleaing tablets are sold. They are sterile and airtight. The tubes are then stored in a polystirene box in the work shed. Seems to work for me.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 09:53

Blue is hard but pink is easy. There are various Lamprnathus in pink and Delosperma. Mind none of these Mesambrainthemum type plats are truly hardy.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:38

The Meths thing works but only if you actually dab the stuff on the aphid. No insecticide really works as they are protected by the wax (wool) so it just runs off.

Apple tree problem

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 12:13

You can use the Winter Wash now when you scrub the tree. It is a natural insecticidal soap and that dissolves the wax on the aphids and they then dehydrate and die. It is a long term problem by the way and getting rid can take a fewapplications.

Any ideas?!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 20:59

Aconitum possibly Stainless Steel.

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