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Can you identify this shrub for me.

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:10

Zombie I have just had my Bay cut down as it was getting too big. I've got three lovely cuttings from it growing on strongly and I intend to grow one in a pot for the front garden. They are really easy to get going if you take cuttings in the summer.

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:05

Thanks all!  Yes there are oak trees in the wood and I have already earmarked a spot fairly near another oak tree. I don't want to break the law but cannot bring myself to discard this lovely seedling. I had thought a grey squirrel was responsible as beech seedlings pop up everywhere and my bulbs keep coming up in different places! I expect I'll never know.

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:38

A lovely little oak tree has sprung up in my veggie patch. My garden is much too small to accommodate it so I wondered if there is any reason why I should not plant it in a wild wood nearby which is left pretty much unmanaged?  I think this wood is on land owned by the Co-op who once owned all the farm land around here. I'm not sure if that is the case now. It has been used by the local people to walk their dogs and children have played there (and still do) as far back as anyone can remember.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:23

I think you can buy those red worms. Why don't you Google it?  You would probably get information about making a wormery. That sounds like a good idea for you to get worms going in your garden. I think a chemical free patch that is kept moist is the way forward. Good luck!

Can someone help me identify this house plant?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 17:15

Hello, your plant is Solanum or Winter Cherry. Keep cool and place in a light situation with some sun. Keep the compost moist. (Information from The House Plant Expert)

Good luck with it.  daydaisy

snails

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:05

Jan I can't kill them either. I take them and throw them over the field opposite. They almost certainly return as they are like homing pigeons! A friend of mine put nail varnish on the back of one and took it to the wood at the far end of her garden. It took a couple of weeks but it came back. Frogs, hedgehogs and thrushes are the most efficient way of getting rid of the pesky creatures. I have a small pond so I encourage the frogs to come and I know I have a visiting hedgehog as he spent the winter in my compost heap. Good luck with eradicating yours. 

Can anyone please identify these?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:03

I agree with you Gardengirl. These are both good plants to have though I do find my Japanese anemones a little invasive, worth a bit of trouble though.

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:52

Thanks all for your replies. I shall certainly have a go now.

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:52

Does anyone know whether it is possible to propagate from a Rosemary cutting? I nearly always have to replace my Rosemary each year and thought I might give it a go to get a cutting to grow in a pot which I can keep frost free. Any advice welcome !

 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:28

I love watching Gardeners' World and Nigel is a lovely part of it!

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