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Garlic planting

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:07

Late August's advice from GW includes potting of garlic cloves to get them ready to plant out over winter. I have just dug up this year's crop, planted out in spring, and several bulbs are small and not fully developed into cloves. Can these be left to grow on for next year?

I live in Scotland and over-wintering in 2010 and 2011 resulted in soft, rotted cloves due to the prolonged freeze. What is the best planting schedule under these conditions?

unknown plant growing every where-help!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:14

I agree it sounds like Japanese Knotweed, if that is the case I think any house survey should have picked it up and brought it to your attention. It is illegal to allow this to escape into the wild so be very careful how you dispose of anything you cut back or dig up as it readily regrows from small bits of rhizome, definitely don't strim it - dry it then burn it and/or get advice from your local authority. Best to spray in September as it takes the herbicide down into the roots as it dies back but may need to do it for several years.

The Environment Agency website has good information on its control.

Talkback: Siting a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 22:28
If you set your greenhouse on slabs, make sure the upper surface isn't 'riven' as that lets water drain in whenever it rains!
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Garlic planting

what is best time to plant garlic? 
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Talkback: Siting a greenhouse

If you set your greenhouse on slabs, make sure the upper surface isn't 'riven' as that lets water drain in whenever it rains! 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 20:39
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