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Rhubarb

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:39

I have read somewhere on this forum that the best thing you can do with rhubarb is to dig up some roots and leave them on the surface of the soil to get frosted and then plant them again at the end of the winter. I tried it with a portion of a root one year and it did seem to work.You need a bit of courage though and I didn't do it this year as I bottled out! Might try it again this autumn.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:17

That all sounds very scientific and interesting Gardeners Boy. Turning my heap is not an option in the wintertime as a hedgehog likes to rest up there in winter and there could be more than one this year! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:37

Yes Birdy I did mean the plant in the 2nd photo. The other photo certainly looks like a bluebell but there's only one way to be sure!

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:26

i have Linaria purpurea in my garden and it looks just like that when just emerging after winter. It grows quite tall and is very pretty.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:20

Thanks so much for your replies folks, I won't worry about it now! 

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:04

Hi Dovefromabove, the compost is homemade though I am careful what I put in it.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:58

I spread compost on my veggie patch today and noticed that there was a powdery substance in the compost. I'm wondering whether it is a type of fungus and if it will harm the soil.Can anyone shed any light on this? I would appreciate some info.

Skinny leeks

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:01

Thank you for your replies! I will try again as I love leeks and they are quite expensive to buy.

Skinny leeks

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 14:06

Every autumn I plant little leeks with renewed optimism and every spring they appear as skinny spring onions in spite of having been well fertilised when planted. I have sandy soil which needs a lot of feeding. Is it time I stopped trying to grow leeks?

 

help with yellow jasmine

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:02

I find winter flowering jasmine needs to be pruned from the base, otherwise you cut off all the next flowers. A frost will tempoarily kill off the blooms but more will come. They take readily from shoots which appear around the base and I have given away successful plants lfrom these.it is a wonderful plant once established but does better it can get a little winter sun. Good luck with yours 

Discussions started by daydaisy

Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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