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Super savvy ideas thread

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:04

This has been doing the rounds for some time, but using those cheap clear plastic tubs as mini greenhouses is a good dual use/cheap hack.


Moss in Lawn

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:23

Use sulphate of iron. It turns it black and kills it almost immediately and it feeds the grass. Available at every GC and shed.

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:45

I should have said Echium pininana, which is semi-hardy in the UK.

Plant /weed IDs

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:43

1. A type of fern, possibly something good, so keep it.

2. Definite weed, remove all of it

3. Tree seedlings of some kind, possibly a willow variety.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:40

My inclination is to leave it and let it grow...the leaves are large and pleasant shaped, so worth it for foliage alone. It does remind me of a few things but also nothing in particular.

Is there still life in there?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:48

I think it is dead but does not know it yet, but also think it is worth putting outside and seeing if it grows or not.

How strong are a fatsia japonica's roots?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 15:30

The wall will be fine: Fatsia do not form problem roots, as per above they are actually quite weak and fibrous.

Tree cutting

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 14:17

As long as you continue to appropriately feed your garden then wood chip has no effects on established plants.

Judas Tree

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:15

They grow naturally at woodland edges, where they get full it may be not enough direct sunlight.

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:11

"If you have a smart phone, there is a free app called Garden Compass.  You take a photo of the plant you want identified, send it to them via the app and they will get back to you within 24 hours with an identification.  I have used them a few times and they have been spot-on.  Good luck"

What would be the point of doing that and ID'ing here? We like these questions!

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