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Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:23

Has anyone seen Beechgrove the programme from Scotland? On BBC Scotland, if you have Sky, on Thursday evenings and on BBC 2 on Sunday mornings.

Complete novice thwarted by the weeds!

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:13

For dandelions in the lawn either you dig them out or you use a selective lawn weedkiller which kills weeds, not grass. But keep your little one off it until it's been rained on. For the paving glyphosate weed killer is best. It takes a little time before you see it work though as it has to be taken down through the leaves into the roots. It doesn't affect the soil, only the leaves it has touched. When it's dry on the leaves I think it's harmless to all but the plant.

Bindweed in the hedge is tricky. You will have to kepp pulling it out. Or try and tease it out and dab leaves with glyphosate.

Horsetail has long roots and the only way is to spray is with glyphosate. (No, I don't work for the company!) Most other weedkillers have been banned now so there isn't much other choice!

Plant choice suggestions please

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:01

Hello. This company sells British grown wild flower plug plants and their are photos and descriptions on their web site.

Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:54

Here is a teucrium fructicans.



Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:51

Morning all.

Ali Newbie I know several people with those little plastic greenhouses. They need to be in a sheltered position and are useful when you have windowsills indoors full of seed trays and you want to put the seedlings somewhere before hardening off. But you don't need them for growing soft fruit. Strawberries, raspberries and currents are hardy and can go outside. What you then need is netting to keep the birds off!

More weeding today.

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 00:08

I think Sungold is the best followed by GDelight. Why not try both?

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 16:25

It's a lovely day today after quite a bit of rain. Beds were dry now they've been watered, without any effort from me.

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 16:22

Looks like an apple to me too, but a photo from the side might help, looks as though you were perched on top of it!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 13:34

It looks lovely. My daffodils are well over and my tulips are on the way out (Dordogne). Today and for the unforeseeable future it will be weeding! Here's one I did earlier!


Plant or weed?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 11:57

Looks like a wild arum.

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