Latest posts by chrissieB

Radish confusion

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 08:02

Leave them to bolt and flower as you can eat the seed pods - they taste like a cross between radish and peas - we like them better than the radishes : )

PS bees and hover flies love the flowers as well

Tree Recommendation

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 07:57

I don't think you will find a tree that only grows to 10ft - that is very small and I'm not sure why you only want it that size? In a garden 30x30 would be fine with a larger tree and there are many with fine canopies if you want to minimise the shade.

If sticking to a max off 10ft, then you may do better choosing a shrub that can be trained as a standard (Lollipop)

The RHS have a list of small trees for gardens - I think the smallest is around 15/16ft and includes some varieties of the types suggested by Ladybird. Just five pictured but scroll down for a longer list- link below

What tree is this

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:47

There is one with black berries - crataegus nigra


Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:33

Of course, don't know how I forgot about squirrels - I shouldn't as we have them in our garden too...

What on earth do I do here

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:32

Don't know what the cost difference is but if do as Bob says and cover it all with weed membrane you could then cover that with bark instead of gravel.

My experience is once weeds have established themselves in paving/concrete then you never get rid of them again or only temporarily so covering it may be the easiest option and it will make it look better. You could use your containers to help hold the memrane down Or place these over the most uneven parts to help block any bits that might be real trip hazards.


Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:09

Badgers di make a huge mess. We used to have foxes coming in and they made less mess than badgers but maybe messier than what you describe.But if there are foxes around then it could be them as they like to dig for leather jackets and other grubs.

Only other alternative I can think of is it could be jackdaws or magpies digging for grubs?

i can't see your photos either, it may be they need making smaller to upload.

Last edited: 03 July 2017 08:09:54

Nectaroscordum seeds

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 15:10

Thanks, nutcutlet

GW April 2017 perennial plants offer

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 09:02

If you go to the suppliers site they may still have the offer listed. I had signed up for one of the hayloft offers and couldn't remember what was coming and it was still listed on their offers page - you just had to scroll down past the current live offers. I expect the others are the same.

Mares tail!!

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 08:59

Hi asroc, the reason not to use bleach on the garden is the same reason it was effective on your drive - it kills everything and doesn't discriminate between weeds, plants or the good organisms living in your soil.

There isn't a failsafe solution to mares tail I'm afraid, especially if its coming through from a neighbours garden. If it is the shared area that is infested maybe it would be worth your while asking them if you can treat the whole area. Posters on here have successfully used standard glysophate weedkiller but you do need to bruise the stems before applying so that is absorbed and you will need repeated applications before it's conquered.

i just accept that it's in my garden and pull it up when doing a usual weeding session. Repeated weeding is supposed to weaken it over time. 

Nectaroscordum seeds

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 08:52

Some of mine did that as well, Keen, but no idea why?

When is it best to sow the seed and how long does it take from sowing to getting a flower?

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