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Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:36

Do be aware though that the dried stems look really awful in Winter and will not compost or shred easily.

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 21:38

Every inch of our garden contains bits of coal and in places it is almost pure cinders. The Veg gardens have the least coal and no cinders, and we have had no problems so fat in 20 years of eating.

Be glad your garden does not have our major contaminants.......hundreds of batteries from the old accumulator types with lead plates to modern torch batteries. We had to put the Veg  areas where there was the least number of these things.

I think the clay residue is possibly from the coal fires.

What a great series!

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 12:42

Stopped watching after the first few minutes, had trouble staying awake they are sooo slow.


Posted: 29/08/2012 at 12:36

Well, that is exactly what my Strawberry Fields new leaves look like too. Wonder if it down to the weather, that they are a bit bigger this year.


Posted: 29/08/2012 at 10:44

If the shoots are coming from the old branches then they are going to be true. I would not prune them myself, just wait and see what you get. Which Deutzia is it by the way?

Can you identify this plant

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:12

Only been trying to get rid of it for 15 years now, so good luck to you folks too.

Can you identify this plant

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 18:18

It does look like Saponaria officinalis flore plena. If it is then it is one of the worse thugs you can imagine.

Is this an ash tree?

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 18:16

Leaves look like Robinia to me too.

Flowers - Holt Gardens

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 15:47

Agree, they are Helleborus x orientalis

Michealmas Daises

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 12:19

Full cream milk by the way.

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