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Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Some good news then,. I do hope Peterborough wakes up to the new trends Nut.

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:55

Hi  Leadfarmer, I have a Victoria plum tree which does pretty well each year and in my experience they need very little pruning, however I do know that the only time to prune plum trees is in the summer or you risk the tree getting a fungus infection. Be careful not to prune any flowers/ fruit off. You might be better off letting it fill out a bit as it looks quite a young tree to me.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:42

What county are you in nut?  I thought farmers got grants for leaving a margin round their fields. Our Co-op farm land around here does seem to have wild bits around the edges of fields. I would have to write to the local paper and take up this issue!

Potateo's 1st early's

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:36

Hi Nick, I planted my earlies in February in three of those bag things as advertised in "gardeners' World". The spring was non existant so they didn't start to grow until April and we have just emptied one bag to find about two pounds of rather small potatoes (but of an edible size)  I will leave the other bags for a week or two more. We will have to be patient this year I'm afraid. Good Luck with yours anyway.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 15:55

I live in Cheshire and I am delighted to notice that whole swathes of buttercups, oxeye daises, dandelions etc have escaped the mowers in our verges and have been left for bees and insects to enjoy. At last we are waking up to the damage we do by being too tidy!  I would be interested to know whether other counties have adopted this strategy.

Next seasons invasive plant.

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 15:34

Beware of Euphorbia "Ruby Fens", Lysimachia nummularia  (otherwise known as Creeping Jenny) and Heuchera cylindrica "Greenfinch"  All lovely flowers but very invasive as I have learnt to my cost!   Unless of course you need ground cover. The Heuchera is a tall perennial and I try to cut off the flower heads when they die and before they set seed.

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 15:17

Thanks everyone for your replies. I think you may be right about a rat.I do feed the birds and was thinking of putting some dog food out for a hedgehog we found in the compost heap, not a good idea now.


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:23

Sunflowers need a frost free environment but you could try putting a cut lemonade bottle over the top, spout uppermost to allow the air to circulate. I would leave it as long as you can however as the sunflowers will soon outgrow the cover, that is if they survive!

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:16

A small deep hole about 7cm across has appeared in the soil in my garden. There is no evidence of a mole so I'm wondering what has been burying under the earth.  Has anyone any ideas?

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:00

I have just removed my "Money Maker" tomato plants into the greenhouse for good having taken the trouble to keep moving them from house to greenhouse and back. They are growing strongly now but have produced flowers already. I'm not sure that that is a good sign or not as they have not reached their full size. I think I will have to cover them with fleece each night. Time will tell whether my efforts have been worth it. 

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Wild flowers not now mowed down

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Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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