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Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 12:59

There are forms of Sorbus (Rowan) which stay around 1 m, and have lots of white berries.

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 17:40

Whoops that  did not work.

Vitax Yellow Sulphur is a reasonable fungicide for bulbs. Google it for Online suppliers.

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 17:37

I have been known to use this on bulbs for storing.

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Moses in the bulrushes

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 10:39

Possibly Liiriope spicata.

Hydrangea won't flower

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 10:36

Habe you pruned it? I ask only in that they flower next year on wood produced this year. So it is easy to prune off the flower buds. Here they never flowered as the flowering stems were always  destroyed by the wind in April.

Otherwise it is down to food and water.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:58

It does not help that the fields all round us are full of them as are the roadside verges. I counted over 100 hills in one small part of the field this afternoon. Only just been seeded with wheat too.

Seen more crane flies this year than ever before. There is so much recently ploughed land here that they rarely lay their eggs in the garden.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 17:34

Does not work. They just dig a new run next to the one with the glass  in it. Our Damson Wood is on the site of an old household dump, they tunnel through that and bring up all sorts of glass and metal,

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 15:32

Well I am very sorry Silver surfer,b ut getting rid of moles is well nigh impossible. I have tried every method ever suggested on any website and nook and TV. None of them work. Scissor traps will catch them if you can find the run as opposed to the shallow feeding runs. Here the runs are below a thick layer of rick rubble, so are almost impossible to dig down to.

I have been told that running a pipe from the exhaust on the lawn mower or leaf blower would put carbon monoxide into the run and as it sinks it would kill the blighters. Sadly I have not yet found a way of attacking a pipe to the machines.

And before the flak starts about killing things, try explaing to visitors why the Iris garden is dead, or the £250 Daphne Jacqueline Postil died. Or worse still rushing the elderly womean to hospital when she sprained her ankle when the mole run collapsed uner her foot.

In a garden this size we think there are three seperate moles and they are slowly destroying it.

Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 16:21

Looks like the one sold as S.o.Flora-plena rosea. Another one of those appalling thug plants. It was here when we moved 18 years ago and despite every effort it is still here and choking every plant around it.

Wallflowers

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:15

I used to work for a nursery man who sold Wallflower plants by the thousand. He used to run the lawn mower, set high. over the baby plants, to take out the tips. Then when they got bigger he dug them up and sold them bare rooted.

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