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xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:07

I have an x hose. I wouldn't be without it. It fits into a v small bucket and is very easy to store. As I struggle for space sometimes it's perfect and it never kinks.

I.D. please?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:07

Could be artemisia.

Clematis for a dry bank

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 14:53

Has anyone got a suggestion for a clematis which likes a dry bank that is available in the UK?

Grow bags

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:13

They should be okay to use now. I have used 3 yr old bags before now with little or no difference to freshly bought.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:11

I'd say that is beyond repair, dig it out and plant something more suitable in place. If you do dig it out, then refresh the soil with plenty of well rotted compost/manure.

Talkback: Top lawn care tips

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:09

Lewin, nematodes. Buy off amazon or the garden centre.

John Herbert, watch where the dog wees and then  water the patch with a watering can, keep then dog well watered overnight, concentrated urine first thing in the morning is worst, or train the dog to wee in one place.

Repairing the lawn is easy, just rake the affected spots and reseed.

One-off (organic?) aphids control

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 17:18

It really depends on what type of insects that are infesting the tree. You can't really spray anything unless you know what you are spraying against.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:11

I used it last year on a vacant patch I hadn't got round to renovating. To be fair the results weren't that bad although I would say the coverage they say on the  instructions should be less. If I remember correctly they say 2m sq but 1.5 would be more accurate. Being annuals they put on a decent show. If I use them again, I'd sow thicker than suggested.

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 23:36

Council compost heaps generate huge amounts of heat peanuts, far higher than most of us can manage. You can of course, if you have the cash, splash out on the ones in the current GW mag. Those will compost a human body!

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 20:42

No peanuts burn it!. Alkanet is a perennial weed, never put perennial weeds on the compost heap, unless you are using a hot composter.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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