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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:19

I always do, it saves them trying to make seed.

Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:11

The trouble is there are dozens of forms of Phildelphus, go to Pershore College and look at the National Collection. They are almost identical to the non-specialist.

Lysimachia punctata

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:55

And the dark form, Firecracker is even worse. another 5 years of weed killing and it still comes up.

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:49

Not in my garden. In fact we lost 2 of them in the hard winter a couple of years back. The surviving ones are still just single stem shrubs after 18 years.

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:25

In mine too.............the Council compost bin!

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:13

Another of those plants that I spend as much time weeding out as I can spare. I comes up everywhere in my Rock garden and smothers the more desirable plants. Terrible stuff.

Nightmare Lawn / Mole problems / Total Beginner

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:11

Now is always a good time 

Spade, garden fork, riddle to begin with.

Can any one tell me what this is

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:09

There are no known hazards listed.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 13:28

Best time is Autumn, but possible in early Spring. Dig up the clump, they usually fall apart when you do, choose the newest pieces. Refresh the soil with compost and replant.

Nightmare Lawn / Mole problems / Total Beginner

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 13:25

Go to a Farm Outlet type emporium and buy yourself a couple of Mole traps, the scissors type. Try to find a run by probing the ground and set the trap in the run. Wear gloves as they can smell your hands on the trap. In an area that size you will only have one mole by the way, they are solitary animals.

As for the soil, then yes collect up the stones and glass and if you can sieve out the majority of them from the soil.

Hard work, but it is possible, we sifted over 200 tons of soil to clean it up.

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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