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Identification please

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:43

Send him a letter by Recorded Delivery telling him that unless the matter is resolved to your satisfaction you will be contacting Trading Standards and seeking redress through the Courts. 

Unless he's a total idiot that should focus his mind

Can I store gladioli bulbs until next year?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:35
greenlove wrote (see)

... The only choice I have is to take them there by myself in August. Which I am assuming means that they can't be planted until next spring?


By which time they will have rotted ...   bulbs/corms need to be grown every year, as far as I'm aware they can't be stored past their growing season.  


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:27

Good morning KEF

Good luck to all those being examined - stressful time - take deep breaths and think positive thoughts

Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 07:13

Are you here in the UK?  I can't find any stockists here - it seems to be mainly available in Canada.

Please Help.... Nasty Weed

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:56

A home made weedkiller will not be effective against a deep-rooted plant such as Butterbur!

Use a weedkiller containing glyphosate, spray it on the leaves and leave them until they are brown and dead - this indicates that the roots are dead as well.  If you pull the leaves up too soon the roots will not be dead and you'll get the infestation all over again!

Good luck


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:51

I agree with SwissSue - keep it in a pot unless you have a large area where it can spread uncontrolled!

There are lots of other grasses far more suitable for mixing in flowering borders.

website advice "what to do now" section

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:49

Hi Bronte - sorry you're having difficulty - if you contact the web team here they should be able to help.


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 06:47

Good morning all - lowest temp last night 5.1C  - runner beans are fine and the tomatoes were indoors so all is well. 

Will visit Ma this morning so the garden will have to manage without me again.

Oh eck!

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

Ah yes   I thought that was you   We've had this conversation haven't we, 'cos I live not far from the UEA

When's it going to get a bit warmer in East Anglia?  I don't know ......... but it will


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:40

If the soil is kept moist the ants will move on - they look for dry places for their homes. 

The fact that they've taken up residence in the pot might indicate that the acer is a bit pot-bound and the water isn't penetrating the compost -  maybe it needs re-potting?

It shouldn't need the roots being washed out and I wouldn't use ant powder either - just repotting and keeping the soil moist should be enough.

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