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Runner beans

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:55

Sorry post should read pairs to mature!


Runner beans

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:54

Just planting out runner bean  seedlings, grown as instructions in pairs in small pot. Shouldthey be thinned to individual plants or left in pairsrot mature?

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:30

Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I'll have to re-start my wild flower meadow later than hoped. I agree with the composting comment - this was spread because my compost heap was on this patch & we have ornamental indoor oxalis & the debris had  been put into the compost bin. Hey ho ..

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:00

I have a patch that I want to plant as a natural meadow. But it is full of small green oxalis plants that seem to make hundreds of tiny bulbs or bulbets. It was covered for 6 months over last winter which cut down on the plants but they have come back with a vengeance. It has been hand-weeded several times but just can't get rid of the stuff underground. Is it going to be weed killer? Or I did wonder if takeing off the surface few inches of the soil and discarding it might be the answer.

Any fellow sufferers or solutions welcome.

Thanks Cate

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 18:17
I have a new peach tree which has developed peach leaf curl. Would the tree already have been infected when I received it?


Talkback: How to plant rhubarb

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 15:28
Is it possible to grow rhubarb in containers?

Conservatory Climbers

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:23

Can anyone suggest climbers for a large conservatory. It is hot - when we have anything approaching summer - but largely unheated in winter. I have a good trellis cones which reach almost to the top bars.

Wildflowers - to dig over soil before planting or not?

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:13

Can anyone tell me where to get cows in Central Manchester?

Hand trowels

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 10:31

I had been bought an expensive set, with polished wooden handles, then a post welded to the trowel head. However, the trowels has weakened and snapped at the point where the post is welded to the head. I looked for replacements at the Tatton Show & couldn't find any (old-fashioned ones) where the head is embedded directly into the handle, except plastic or childrens'.

Any suggestions?

Talkback: Snails

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 10:25

They have had a go at my new mint plants & completely ravaged the planters of runner beans & lettuce that were coming on during the very wet spell ( which bit was that?)

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Discussions started by catherinerhodes

Runner beans

Should runner bean seedlings be planted in pairs or singly? 
Replies: 12    Views: 288
Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 14:39

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Looking for help clearing a bed that is overrun by oxalis plants and bulbs 
Replies: 15    Views: 684
Last Post: 30/10/2013 at 09:30

Talkback: How to plant rhubarb

Is it possible to grow rhubarb in containers? 
Replies: 4    Views: 568
Last Post: 17/10/2013 at 08:55

Conservatory Climbers

Replies: 0    Views: 406
Last Post: 03/08/2012 at 11:23

Hand trowels

Query about trowel & fork designs 
Replies: 1    Views: 632
Last Post: 30/07/2012 at 14:06

Wisteria with bracket fungus

Should I cull the wisteria? 
Replies: 0    Views: 646
Last Post: 30/01/2012 at 22:10
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