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strawberries

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:17

Fresh as opposed to shop bought strawberries have hooks/hairs attached to the external seeds, thats probably what you are feeling, nothing to worry about they can still be eaten.

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:11

Looks like Virginia Creeper, can be rampant if left untamed. Glyphosate sprayed on will kill it. Spray on a hot day, hopefully at least a day or two before any rain, then a week later do it again. It will take about a month to die back properly, any regrowth should be sprayed again. Not that I am advocating that you do such a thing, as doing so is technically Criminal Damage, however if it was yours and you wanted to kill it, that would be the best method.

How to Seed big kelsae Onions

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:11

Are you sowing them or intending to collect seed from them?

Ceanothus life span?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:49

25 years for any shrub is good going, but from your description it sounds like yours is going the way of all things and checking out. If there is any suitable cutting material there I'd take some, they root readily so replacing it won't be a problem. Once it has finally given up the ghost, I'd dig it up and replenish the soil and either put another in it's place of something different. Everything has a life span so I wouldn't be unhappy about it's performance.

Diatomaceous Earth

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:41

I think I'd read this first.

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html

loopin care

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:58

Cut off any flowered stems and let them get on with it. Lupins aren't hard to care for. Slugs are their biggest enemy, a liquid feed, say seaweed wouldn't hurt either.

What is this?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Looks like a poppy seedling.

Lewisia snapped away from roots...

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:54

Lewisia  do do that, it's a way of spreading, I find putting the off shoot onto moist compost encourages rooting, they break away extremely easily from the parent plant, and given a bit of tlc they root quite readily. I wouldn't give up on it, sharp drainage 50/50 grit/compost and water well. The technique used for rooting strawberry runners, i.e. pinning it to the compost helps.

A few little ones i need help identifying! Pls

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:48

Looks like either a cacti or succulent, care for them is very similar. I can't provide a name although the link to the rhs below will be helpful.

http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=849

Pruning advice

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:19

I'd only cut out a third of the flowered branches, it's still quite small and needs to grow a bit bigger, they can be magnificent if given a bit of room and encouragement.

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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semi-rigid-plastic-sheeting

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