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Horseradish plant

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:15

Yes it's a thug! We still get it after several years of glyphosate! Joyce - since you are local to me maybe I could try and dig one up - but they are deep rooted/tricky so no   guarantee of success! Message me?

pineberry/white strawberry?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:41


Plastic sprayers.

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:37

Now where is that chap who wanted to reinvent the lawnmower? (I approve!) Can we start small scale with this problem ?

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:08

Yes mine is also called Creocote and is about the same price as 'Rain''s (no sticker on this can). It goes on readilty but can drip so the idea to use newspaper is good.

Planting around Apple Tree

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:58

We've got a mature apple tree in the garden and I've currently got snowdrops flowering under it. Soon, in the nearby area there will be Glory of the Snow, followed by bluebells and cowslips.  And that's my lot!

bindweed, alder, buttercups, ivy

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 11:09

GG - one thing we do is to cut down the undesirable plant pretty low and then use an artist's paitbrush to apply undiluted SBK directly onto the cut stem. May take you a while if you have loads to do but is an effective, targeted application,

What you haveeaten today?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:26

Friday is lazy day - tuna from Waitrose and frozen spinach and broad beans

Gosh Thaiger your food looks scrummy

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:01

Slughunter - OH keeps bees. This is not exclusive but very firm favourites in our garden are in winter the heather and mahonia, later the pyracantha and autumn michaelmas daisies. These are all guaranteed to be teeming with bees - in fact you can actually hear them buzzing there's so much activity! (Plus they are not troubled by slugs  )

Talkback: How to grow leeks from seed

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 19:32

Mike - I start mine off in the greenhouse (unheated) in trays and pot on until a suitable time for planting out  - mine don't get fleeced. Are you sowing yours direct?


Posted: 06/03/2013 at 19:25

Mine's just poking through - I never force it. Can't wait for it to get going though cos I love it

Discussions started by chilli lover

Butterfly watch?

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Using the back button

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Iris problem

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Community gardening

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Paper pots versus what?

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Euphorbia pruning

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Does the grass stay green?

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Cheap seeds - again!

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Use of mirrors?

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Rhyncospermum Jasminoides

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Cheap seeds

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Strange aubergine plant

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Fritillaria meleagris from seed?

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What's up with my sunflowers?

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What's up with my sunflower?

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