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Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:42

Then I'd dampen it a bit (it's not good for your lungs to handle dry dusty chicken manure anyway) bag it into sturdy black bin bags - tie the tops then puncture the bags all over so that moisture gets in and leave them in a dark dank corner for the rain to get in and it will rot down over the winter.  

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:36

I don't know if it's any help or not, but this is my HF Young, flowering in May of this year.  It hasn't any flowers at the moment.  Planted 2 years ago.

And this is Will Goodwin, flowering now (planted this spring)

 Not a brilliant photo but it's very windy out there at the moment. 

I would have said that Will Goodwin is a paler blue than HF Young - both flowers are about the same size.  

But looking at your photos, I think the petals on your clematis are rounder at the tips than either of mine.

Newly planted Dogwood Tree advice

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:00

If it was easier to cut 7 inches from the bottom of the rootball than to dig a further 7 inches of the planting hole, I suspect the site may not be suitable 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:10

My heart goes out to anyone living a life with depression or anxiety ..... 

Rhododendron problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:08

Well, the grubs turn into the adults - we noticed adult vine weevils feeding on primula and honeysuckle leaves - treated the bed and Hey presto! - no problem 

But it would be good to see a photo of the damage - it might be leaf cutter bees - they like rhodos. 


Whats happening?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:03

But if Cornwall wasn't busy there wouldn't be jobs for the youngsters and they'd move away - it happened before .... 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:17
KEF wrote (see)

.... Dove I now understand   Don't let them recruite you back to the mine  ...

No chance!!!


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:48

Here you are David


Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:44

Which member of the House of Lords has been leading you astray Bekkie? 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:37


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