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My allotment- then and now update

Posted: Yesterday at 08:41

Steve has just said what I was going to say. Broad beans are hardy. Could it have been slugs?

You've done a terrific job. Good luck with it.

I have couch grass in my flower beds, have dug and used weedkiller, keep it at bay but never really got rid of it. It goes under the paving and the walls.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 08:14

Morning all.

Working fine here too.

Lovely day, so far. More weeding. Tomorrow's forecast is heavy rain so I will make cakes for the Open Day. Need to go to SM but delivery man is coming with mole traps.

Have tried the bomb thing recommended by Obelixx but the thing the mole has to bump into has to go into the chimney of a mole hill and the mole is passing through the tunnel underneath and not going up the chimney. The sensor thing has to be pushed up, not sideways, so OH is doubtful that it will work  Cost 72€

Yellow rose ID

Posted: Yesterday at 08:04


What about Golden Chersonese? Peter Beales sells it.

It wouldn't be Arthur Bell as B3 said it's single flowered. Not Rosa Banksia Lutea either.


Your new-look forum will launch early next week

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:40

Oh dear, I hope I don't get in a muddle. I'm used to this format.

Anemones De Caen

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:33

When I last grew them in pots I planted them in the autumn. Then when I wanted to plant petunias for summer I dug them up and forgot to bring them indoors and something must have eaten them, the next morning they had gone!

Salvias...what am i doing wrong?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:30

I usually lose them in the winter too. One Amistad survived one winter, but it's dead now. I think the best thing is to take cuttings and keep them indoors over winter.

Yellow rose ID

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:27


Could it be Golden Wings? My friend's one is in bud and London is sheltered.


Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:11

The French nursery I get them from is doing Agastache Red Fortune x 6 plants for about £10. Postage is about £5. But I never order just a few plants. I order lots of summer annuals at about £9 for 35 plants at the same time. Postage is still £5. I got Salvia Love and Wishes from them end of March and they are quite bushy now with flower buds, just need some warm weather to plant them out.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 19:05

I think you need to get your knee checked, Hosta. How soon can you see a doctor? Shouldn't hurt as much as that.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:53

Was lovely and sunny, but cold, now cloudy, still cold.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

What is your weather like?

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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