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840 m squared of all types of weeds.

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 17:53

Exactly and we interfere with the ecology of an area at our peril. Many of the problems  in gardening and agriculture are because we disregard how everything is interconnected.

How much of the bee problem is down to our mismanagement of the environment?

Yes a plant in the wrong place is a nuisance in that it is taking up a space where I might want something more' pretty' or productive. Yes those dratted aphids are destroying my Sprout crop and moles, well don't get me started on them, but they are all part of nature, just hopefully somewhere else!

weather and plants in pots

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 17:47

Bulbs in pots where the pot froze solid. Only lose bulbs in the garden to mice!

weather and plants in pots

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 15:29

Agree, we lost more plant pots than plants, except for bulbs. Even the ones wrapped up in fleece eventually died. But then we did get down to -22c last year.

840 m squared of all types of weeds.

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 15:25

Weeds are what often turn poor quality land into fertile pasture. Don't scorn them. After all land is left fallow when it needs a rest.

Bind Weed / Top soil

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:55

Even if you could use a total weedkiller (Sodium chlorate which  is now no longer available) the chances are it would not deal with the Bindweed if the roots are deep. also you would then not be able to use the area for 6 months or until all traces of the weed killer had disappeared.

Tanslocatable weed killer is the answer plus digging out as many toots now, as you can. Sad for you, terrible stuff to deal with.

Talkback: How to hand-pollinate hellebores

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 17:44

The only reason you might need to cross pollinate Hellebores is if you are attempting to creat a seed strain of your own. I have never bothered and the seed set for us is phenominal, to the extent that we have to dead head or become overwhelmed with the self sown plants.

 

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 18:03

Absolutely no idea what we are going to use. Copper sulphate may be bought from other sources, like Wine making places I have been told.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 10:44

No, that tree does not look as if it needs cutting back. I would reduce any new growths to 2 buds length from the point of origin, and take out any growth going inwards, but that is all.

Teasel

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 18:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17511.jpg?width=338&height=350&mode=max

 

It is as tough as old boot leather. It must be, it survives in my garden.  The flowers are not much to look at and seem unscented to humans, but the bees adore them. Nice blue/black berries over winter too. A robust grower, so give it room, or keep cutting it back as we do.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:57

Spray anywhere where the fungus spores might lodage, ie all the bark. It is not guaranteed to stop it, but it does reduce it. Or, at least it has on ours.

And Bluebell16's tree also has a bit of Scab on the leaves. Woryth spraying with Bordeaux mixture for that too.

By the way that is being withdrawn pretty soon too.

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