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weedkiller

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:17

Modern research seems to suggest that unlike Monsanto claims, it is NOT totally deactivated on contact with the soil. Reisdues have been found in food crops.

Not that there is any other way of removing ground elder,  so I would suggest trying as best you can only to get the liquid on the leaves and not on bare soil. Counsel of excellence that, easier said than done.

Sheds

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 13:01

Ok, the old Woodshed collpased under the snow, so we need a new one. Any opinions as to the best? Tongue and groove? Overlap? Feather edge? None of those words mean much to me.

TIA

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:55

The moles are ruining the Roadside border, the badgers have dug up and eaten all the tulips in the bottom area, I bought too small a net for the Fruit cage, I have bitten my tongue badly and it hurts and I am still HAPPY. Worked outside all day, the Pulsatillas are just about to flower and we have been married 44 years yesterday. What could be better?

Libertias....who knows em?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:48

Die of cold here, shame really.

Tulips

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:13

Great idea the pots, until a badger (we think) came along, dug up the pots, emptied them out and ate all the contents.

Tulips

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 21:38

Tulips really do need a period of hot ripening. In many ways you are better off lifting them once all the leaves have gone and drying them off and keeping warm (but not sweltering) and replanting in October.

Blind bulbs

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:19

Depends on why they aree blind. If like us you are inflicted with Narcissus root fly, then dig them up and burn. You can tell if it is this if the leaves are few and weak growing. Dig up a bulb and if it is soft then cutit open and you cannot miss the slug like beast in the centre.

If the leaves are green and healthy and the bulbs were planted at the correct depth, then leave them in. Feed with a good foliage feed and  split the clumps if they are crowded. They are like any other plant they do need some looking after.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:16

Yeah me too. The Shredder is playing up, my back is very very painful, the woodshed fell down in the snow, a badger has dug up and eaten every tulip in the bottom half of the garden. BUT the sun is shining, there are lots of flowers out and I can get out there and do things. Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mulching advice please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 13:28

I did some research into this and no-one seems to know the answer. Except that , it is reported that the best mulch for Rhododendrons is...................Rhododendrons. The reason ,apparently, why these plants are unhappy in Alakline soil (limey) is that the lime locls up Manganese which they need. The old leaves contain Manganese.

However, they also may be vectors in passing on a nasty disease which is killing off swathes of them, so all in all I would not take the risk myself.

Hepaticas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:21

If you are Diane Clement, the seed managger for the Alpine Garden Society and Hepatica afficinado, then dead easy. If you are me then well nigh impossible. Take your pick. In theory as I said fresh seed germinates like cresstard and muss. Wish it did for me. I usually manage to get enough self sown ones from round my plants in the garden to spread elsewhere though.

Splitting plants is possible, but again not something I have ever really tried to do.

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