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Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:20

Can one of you iPad experts lend a hand here please


Mystery tomato plant

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:09

Hi Barbara

Can you post a photo for us to have a look at please?

To upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:02
Voyagerxp wrote (see)

..... Trap them and release in local woorland yes but not hurt them.

Not a good idea!


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:18

Wash them off with a blast from the hosepipe


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:17

Not making light of it RB - just encouraging people to behave sensibly - encouraging panic is dangerous.

Grape vine varieties

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 16:14

That's quite a specialised query - if I were you I'd contact these people for advice.  They're the best fruit tree/vine suppliers I know and very helpful.

Good luck

What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:26
David K wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Last year I tripped over the back door step, smashed my face on the tomato pots and broke my wrist and some fingers on the terrace


.....and Mr Dove was A-MA-ZING!!!

He was indeed - I'm touched that you remember


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:10

If Giant Hogweed is growing along river banks, canal sides, footpaths etc, I'm sure local communities (parish councils etc)  can bring pressure to bear on the responsible authorities - local tv and newspapers are usually only too keen to get involved in this sort of thing.

ID please

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Yes, that's the one. I'm being very impressed with them.

Don't forget they are annuals

The person that gave them to me said they self seed but I shall be collecting some.

Me too - they're lovely.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:05
Invicta2 wrote (

Is it true that land owners have a responsibilty to eliminate it? Judging by the profusion along the banks of the River Irwell, if it is true then Bolton and Salford Councils will have their work cut out destrying it on their own property and enforcing the destruction on private land. If I ever saw a young plant coming up in my locality [ not a prvate garden of course, there I would let the householder know what a menace they have] I would use one those hand held glyphosate sprays  without consulting any land owner.


No, as the link I posted earlier shows

"Prevent the spread of invasive, non-native plants

You must not plant in the wild or cause certain invasive and non-native plants to grow in the wild. This can include moving contaminated soil or plant cuttings. If you do, you can be fined or sent to prison for up to 2 years.

The most commonly found invasive, non-native plants include:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • giant hogweed
  • Himalayan balsam
  • Rhododendron ponticum
  • New Zealand pigmyweed (this is banned from sale)

You’re not legally obliged to remove these plants or to control them. However, if you allow Japanese knotweed to grow onto other people’s property you could be prosecuted for causing a private nuisance. "

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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