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Clearing nettles

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 14:48

Thanks Mummy Muddy Paws, will definitely go for the dilute it yourself one, thanks.  I will make sure that the container and mister are empty, washed out and put away or thrown away after use.   Been looking for other stockists but can only see Amazon & Ebay, no actual srores so will have to buy on-line.  Thanks.

Clearing nettles

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 13:34

Mummy Muddy Paws, thank you for giving the correct name of the product, I will see if I can find any.  I am sure that it does not kill grass though which is why I found it so useful.  Very sparing with any chemicals but the nettles are quite a problem.  Thanks.

Clearing nettles

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 13:32

You need not be over concerned for the butterflies Wonderboy as we  have masses of nettles around the place and would never be able to clear them all.  Just wanting to use a bit more of the garden for the chickens really.  Have bought some Russian Comfrey as I saw some on the side of the road and it was buzzing with bees.  It is meant to be pretty invasive so am hoping that it will challenge some of the nettles for territory and provide additional benefits for wildlife in some of the patches.  Also, we were delighted to see a large area of Soapwort on another patch of 'wasteground' last year so have moved some and am going to try to pot some more up and pass it on to friends with wild areas of garden.  

Bee hive

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 13:21

Thank you for replying and for voicing your concerns. Two people will give us bees if they are able but their own bees have been struggling to survive so not happened yet.  I have all the equipment and when I have bees  will be supervised while I learn. I have read several books so hopefully will be helping the bee population, not causing them any suffering or losses.  Just wondered as have seen several bees flying near the hive and some crawling on the bar at the bottom.   

 

Bee hive

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 11:40

This will be the 3rd year we have had the hive but no bees yet.  A friend is hoping to be able to give us a swarm but no luck so far.  As a novice I am wondering if the small bar at the bottom entrance is there to prevent a Queen from flying out so is it feasible that turning it up the other way then one could fly in ? Or is that nonsense? 

 

Clearing nettles

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 11:29

but haven't been able to find it in usual shops.   I liked this as it was effective but didn't kill the grass too and leave bare earth.   Is it no longer available?

 

 

Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:19

I found one that was named Azurem or similar which I was going to order but the postage was almost £20. Didn't mind the £11.99 for the plant itself. Have settled for the regular one and ordered a 1 litre off Ebay in the end for £8 something in total.  Will look out for the better one but it is only available from a handful of nurseries on the RHS stockist list.

 

Very happy to have found out what it was and looking forward to replacing the one we lost.   Thank you so much for your help.

Comfrey?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:21

Oh, but, it was about 18 inches or more in height so perhaps not.

Comfrey?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:21

As a complete newbie I feel a bit embarrassed about offering a reply but this sounds like a plant we saw growing by the roadside near our house and I identified it as Russian Comfrey.   Bought 3 plants from Ebay and they seem to have all come up in their pots though will have to walk up the road and compare to make sure.  We noticed it as it was really buzzing and it had pink & blue flowers.  Seems it is very invasive but I am hoping to plant it to compete in the nettle patch then we might have 2 wildlife friendly plants.

Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:13

Has my reply disappeared?   So pleased to say that yes, that is what it is/was and will be looking for one to buy asap.   Thank you so much for your help.  Have a good weekend.

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Clearing nettles

Previously used SGK / SKG / or some similar name 
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Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

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