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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 13:24

Hello folks!   Oh dear  The rosemary, thymes, sages etc in my Mediterranean herb garden are in standing water 3 inches deep!!!  and it's still raining!!! 

Weekend Ahead ..... ?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 11:14

It's so dark and gloomy 

Summer flowering evergreen Clematis

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:46

I'm not a clematis expert, but I think I'm right in saying that evergreen clematis don't need regular pruning; only if they've outgrown their space do you need to tackle them.  If I'm wrong someone on here will tell us I'm sure 

How do I get rid of ivy and wild asparagus vine?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:32

 Black Bryony is one of my absolute favouritest plants - it is so beautiful sprawling across a hedgerow in the early autumn.  What gorgeous photos on that website!

Weekend Ahead ..... ?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:18

I usually look here but hadn't looked for a few days - ignorance is bliss 


Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:15

Yes, prune it back now as Geoff and the RHS website advise then give it some fertiliser as described here 

When it blooms have a look on this site and see if you can identify it 

How do I get rid of ivy and wild asparagus vine?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 09:00

Thank heavens I've never had to deal with Japanese Knotweed   I'm impressed that you beat it!  A friend fenced hers in and turned the chickens loose in there then dug a trench around and put in sheets of corrugated iron - 20 years on it was still there but hadn't spread. 

You're absolutely right - a photograph would be so helpful.  I wonder where the OP is?  Hope she's not been ensnared by the ivy and the vines  

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 08:35

The problem is that if they catered for just the basics some people would be bored to tears - I think the problem is, as we've all said before, half an hour is nothing like enough - all it can do is give us little tasters and teasers so that those of us who are interested get off our btms and go out there and find out some more 

How do I get rid of ivy and wild asparagus vine?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 08:23

I've seen 'culinary' asparagus (officianalis) growing wild here in East Anglia, but I wouldn't call it invasive - I know that asparagus scandens (the climbing asparagus) is invasive in Australia, but as it's not frost-hardy I'd be surprised if it's causing a problem in the UK, especially after our recent winter weather  

I see that the OP lives in Enfield - not the mildest part of the country but I suppose that there might be a sheltered nook where it can cause trouble.  

Fruit trees

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 07:53

The traditional way would be to spread a layer of well-rotted farmyard manure around the trees in the winter (making sure it is kept well away from the trunk).

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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