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Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:27

For the tree stumps I would treat with brushwood killer/stump killer and then I'd  put a black bin liner  over the stump, tying it in place and forget about it for a year. The brambles, bindweed etc you already have good advice for - keep being persistent but be careful when applying glyphosate or any other weedkiller that you don't get it on your crops - the bindweed may take several doses but you can be sure your crops just need one drop to keel over!

Mothers Day present

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:17

I think they are marigolds too. We always plant them at school as they are easy to handle, quick to germinate and flower.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:16

Yes, the birds spread them around!!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:53

Mice, I suspect, looking for seeds?

new bird box

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:51

A couple of years ago I treated myself to an Aldi nest box with a camera. It brings me untold joy, excitement, some heartache but mostly a lovely feeling. Mrs Blue Tit started sitting on 11 eggs one week ago so I am expecting to be a 'mother' in a week's time! Last year a great tit used the box and successfully reared her brood with one or two fatalities - that's nature but sometimes it's hard to watch.

I would recommend to anyone especially if you are thinking of replacing a box that is used every year - a successful siting of a box means that you have a greater percentage of chance that the box will be used.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:44

I have the both the variegated one - arum italicum and the wild one - one I planted and one that planted itself!

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:13

Yeah you're right  - Euphorbia for the 1st. 2 out of 3 ain't bad!    

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:43

Iam stewing my rhubarb and then eating it with ice cream or stirring it into plain yogurt. Yum 

Plant I-D please.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:25

Sedum; Achillea; Pieris

Courgettes or Cucumbers?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:01

Iam not laughing - exactly the same thing happened to me last year and I had to just keep potting them on until they were big enough to id. A complete nightmare - I have every sympathy - I have been extremely careful this year. I recommend Tippex - I wrote the info on the pot using a Tippex pen this year -  doesn't fall off, wear off, wash off, get knocked off...

Discussions started by Daintiness

Tree Identification needed

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Plant id needed

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Is it just me?

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Lidl surprises

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Frogspawn 2015

charting the frogspawn across the country 
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Last Post: 08/04/2015 at 10:23

poorly privet

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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 23:16

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

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Last Post: 02/10/2014 at 21:32

Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

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Quince Quandry

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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 17:17

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

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Clematis id needed

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Dianthus Cuttings

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Followed threads

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Butterfly sightings 2014

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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 17:26

For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

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