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Soil conditioners

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:58

Be careful with horse manure. If the animals have fed on land where an amino-pyralid weedkiller has been used, the poison is persistent, even after passing through the animal. There have been a lot of cases where manure containing the weed killer has severely damaged crops on Allotments.

red poppies

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:52

Oh, yes they do. We have a problem with self sown orientails types. I forgot to cut one down last year and now there are a lot of them around the original plant.

If you do sow orientalis seed then be careful what you do with the plants. We put seedlings in a nursery bed to see what colour we got. Big mistake. They are still there despite being dug out every year for the last 15 years.

2 x Crassula ID's please.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 17:38

Makes a change at present, my ID posts have been well off recently.

I used to grow this one, but a vine weevil grub ate its way up the centre of the stem and I lost the plant.

2 x Crassula ID's please.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:11

Second one looks more like a Sedum to me. Perhaps S. praealtum?

Soil conditioners

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 15:10

Basically carry on doing what you are doing. The more organic material you can add the better.

Some people may say add sharp sand or grit, but to be perfectly honest in our previous 'grow taller' clay soiled garden (as you walked across it, you got taller 'cos the clay stuck to your boots), we found it made little difference.

Do try to avoid walking on the soil when it is wet though. It compacts it  and makes it harder to work on.

Clematis

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:36

Did it die from the top down or the bottom up?

Usual reason for Clematis failing like that is damage to the stems at the base. Snails adore stripping the bark of at ground level and that stem then dies back. When that happens the things dies from the top down. Wilt kills stems from the bottom upwards.

In either case, cut off the dead stems , mulch with organic material and wait. We have had Clematis sulk for 2 years before re-growing.

 

PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THIS PLANT

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:10

As said Paeonia, one of the tree ones too. Not ripe yet though, they are blue/black when ripe and the inside of the pod is a glorious red.

Are these shoots from my blackberry apache?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:26

We have a thornless blackberry which throws up the most appallingly thorny shoots every now and then, the leaves on them are different to the standard ones too.

What is growing in my lawn?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:27

Snap!

Are these shoots from my blackberry apache?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:26

Do you have any Raspberry canes nearby?

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