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Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:58

If you do want to grow the seedlings on it pots, then take them up almost as soon as they have germinated, even before they have  true leaves. They very quickly make large roots runs and they hate having their roots disturbed at the wrong time of year. Also when you do come to move them (September is best for bigger plants) then do not let them dry out while out of the soil. That does them no good at all. I tend to drop seedlings into a bucket of water to carry them to the potting shed.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:10

I write Children's stories. Or at least I used to when my children were young and then when my grand children were. Now I have no target audience it is a lot harder to do it.



Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:14

Sanjy. The woodlice do not have the strength of teeth to eat an undamaged strawberry. They are secondary problem. They like the dampness of the inside of the fruit, but they can only get in when something else has made a hole for them. I would be looking more for snails or slugs or blackbirds as the primary culprits. Deal with them and the woodlice will not be a worry.

Clematis Pruning and Groups - Your Help Please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:47

Rule is simple, before June, don't prune.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:44

Bit pale for Yellow Bird.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:10

There are a few Yellow Magnolias around. This pale one could be Elizabeth which was one of the first easily available ones about 20 years ago.

ID these two plants please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:07

That particular Oxalis is not a thug like O. corniculata. It generally does not seed around.

The Geum could be one called Marmalade. That is a drooping headed orange flowered one.

Looks like rhubarb?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:18

That does not work.

However there is a plant which has big red stems and leaves, Hog weed. Not the nasty Giant hogweed one, but a fairly common native plant used once upon a time to feed pigs, hence the name.

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:26

My soil must be fairly loose then, I find even the bigger ones come out easily. Still a nuisance though.

Plant ID

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:11

At least a decent weed killer will remove it. It also does not have persistent roots like couch grass. Mind we have not allowed it   to grow or flower here for 20 years and still we get seedlings coming up. There is none that we can see in the fields around us either. So be warned, do not let it flower.

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