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Black Lace elder plant

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:57

I prune elders and buddlias down to about my knee height - it's good to cut them back by half before the worst of the winter winds can rock them about and loosen their roots as water will get in and freeze.  Then in early March just tidy them up by cutting back to good buds at my knee height. 

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:49

If you have access to unwanted pairs of tights or stockings they'll do the trick 

hydranger help

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:43

They do like plenty of water and it's been a dry summer. 

Bird food

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:42

This sort doesn't germinate http://www.ukgardenproducts.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=288 

strange plant possibly from bird seed

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:40

Hi Betty   Could you take a photo and upload it here?  If you click on the little picture of the tree in the toolbar above where you type the instructions are there. 

Black Lace - safe to drink?

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 16:07

Yes it's perfectly edible - this might reassure you 

http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=july_elderberry .

I think that this year the birds are slow to eat the berries on the hedgerows as the weather is still so warm and they don't need as much food to produce energy to keep them warm, and also there is such a prolific harvest of berries this autumn that they're spoilt for choice 

Our garden birds aren't even eating sunflower seeds at the moment  They're just not hungry yet.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:54

That looks lovely Mrs G - super pink echinacea 

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:52

Hi  Don't think there are many fungicides left that are available to the amateur gardener, and I've never used them anyway.

I'd rather make sure the bulbs are well dried out and then store them in net bags in a frostfree garage - I won't use fungicide powders -  I'd rather risk losing a few bulbs and corms than risk losing my health.

Just check the bulbs over every few weeks and remove any that feel soft. 

Bird food

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:42

I feed our birds sunflower hearts - the've been hulled so they don't make a mess and the birds dont discard it while searching for tastier morsels, which is what appears to happen with mixed seed. 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:34

Nearly 20C here!!! Really!!!  The Swiss chard is flagging. What an amazing Indian Summer we're having  I've watered the courgettes - they can carry on a bit longer.  OH planted 2 rows of garlic last weekend -  the row near the end of the plot is over 2" tall already!  - the other row hasn't appeared yet 

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