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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:40

We were only commenting at the weekend that the two lads (10ish and 7ish) who live behind us seem much quieter than most - then yesterday we heard the bouncing noise of a trampoline - but even then they didn't do too much screaming/shouting etc.  We're lucky

International Kidney new pots

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:11

Just scrape the potatoes as normal, they'll be fine to eat - don't compost the scrapings.

Last few mystery plants in my garden - Help please...

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:06

Yes, straight after flowering

Staghorn Sumac

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:05

If you've removed the Sumach and you don't want any more then paint the leaves with weedkiller (SBK brushwood killer would be fine) and leave them to die.  They will give up, eventually.

Watering tomatoes with smelly water

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:02

I wouldn't use it on seedlings and I wouldn't let it get on the foliage, but it'll be fine watered onto the tomato compost (you don't want wet tomato foliage anyway).  It won't affect the taste

When the butts are empty clean them out with a scrubbing brush and a very dilute solution of Jeyes Fluid or household bleach - dispose of it carefully down an outside drain (thus cleaning the drain as well). 

Remember Jeyes Fluid in water is attractive to cats and dogs, and also deadly poisonous to them.

Keep a lid on the waterbutts to prevent the formation of algae and to stop stuff getting in and decomposing - that's what causes the smell.

Eryngium jos eijking looking sickly

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 08:23

Logan - we posted at the same time

Stanley says the soil is soft and he seems to think he could have given them too much water. 

Eryngium jos eijking looking sickly

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 08:21

I suspect they may have been over-watered - they like free-draining soil.

They have long taproots and really don't do well if transplanted at this stage.  Hopefully this dry weather will improve things.

Good luck

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:48

Oh DD, how lovely!!!  A slice of heaven!!!  You must be so very proud of yourself - it's absolutely beautiful

Bats in the belfry

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:45

Love bats

Problem with my climbing rose

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 06:51

Sometimes we can accidentally ignore someone by passing the cursor over their avatar, the Ignore option is there too - I once Ignored myself

If you're using a granular feed, water afterwards

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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