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Chocolate Vine climber Akebia Quinata

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:13

Hi JuUK

I've not grown an akebia, but I thought you might like to see the pictures of the one we saw on our visit to West Acre Gardens yesterday

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60505.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60506.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 The flowers may be small, but just look at those seed pods!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:58

You keep goats!?   I used to keep goats - I had Golden Guernseys, English Guernseys and British Saanans.  Ma kept a couple of Toggenburgs.  I love goats.

What sort of goats do you have?

How to beat this weed?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:52

Hard to tell from this distance whether that's foxgloves or something from the borage family (comfrey/alkanet etc).

Can we have a closer picture or two of stems/leaves please

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:31

I'd do it once the leaves have fallen. Prepare the site well and when you dig them take as large a rootball as possible.  Lift the rootball and slide it onto a sheet of plastic or binbag and drag it to the new site to keep the soil around the rootball as intact as possible.

I'd try to do it without cutting back the branches, but you may need to shorten them a bit and tie them up to make it easier to handle.

Water in and mulch with leafmould and it should be fine.

Beans for drying- now what?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:27

No, not for dried beans

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:23

Lovely to hear that OL

West Acre

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:20

I've got so many plants sitting waiting for a home - I'd planned to dig out at least one and possibly two new beds - but this injured wrist has put that on hold, so I restricted myself to two ferns for the 'Dark Path' down the side of the house - a little Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair spleenwort) and an Athyrium Felix-Femina 'Frizelliae' or Lady Fern - frilly variety.

Perlite

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:51

Absolutely fine

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:55

Good idea Alan - it'll be interesting to hear what response you get

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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