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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:31

Thanks folks

Compost bin full of potato plants :(

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:06

What's the difference?  Presumably you'll be growing yours in a veg patch you've applied liberal amounts of compost to ...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:25

Thanks for your kindness everyone

Plant or weed ID

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:22

I think you're right Nut - I think I'd take those violets out and transplant them somewhere so that I could get every last scrap of those sedge roots out


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:47
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

evening all. 

Another busy day. Waitrose have decided they'd love me to learn the whole fresh bread malarky. They said they'd like me to go in at 6.30 next Thursday, to which I replied, " you do , of course, mean PM?" Apparently there's another 6.30!........

It's ok Hosta - I'll give you a shout when I get up - should give you plenty of time


Thank you everyone for your kindness  ((HUGS))

Plant or weed ID

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:40

I would keep the aquilegia, at least until it flowers and you know whether it's an attractive colour or not (some are a bit muddy-coloured).

I wuld keep the violets, whether or not they're a scented variety, just because they're so pretty and I picked bunches of them and put them in little jars on the school windowsill when I was a child.

Unless I had at least an acre of garden I would not keep the willowherb - the seed everywhere and take over everything - on the other hand, if yu do have a big garden they're fantastic food plants for some lovely moths.

Have I killed my bay trees?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:54

As with most Mediterranean plants, it's not the cold that kills them, it's the combination of cold and wet that sees them off - so put them in free draining compost, keep the pots off the ground so they drain well, and don't water them in the winter (some rain and snow is ok, but don't water them).


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:20

Not seen it thank goodness!

Dead apple tree

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 18:17

Ah, phew!  - I hoped it was something like that


It would be lovely to have something covered with blossom growing there to replace the apple tree - but next time try and plant it about 18" from the fence and slope it backwards

Dead apple tree

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:59

Is it normally that wet around it?


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