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A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:58

I understand that there are changes and improvements planned for the website including the forum,  before too long. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:53

That's got thunder & lightening on it for tomorrow ....

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:45

My sensible gene is agreeing with yours Topbird 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:41

Take the caterpillars off and feed them to the birds.  Give the sprout plants a bit of tlc and inspect the underside of their leaves every day for butterfly eggs (tiny yellowish dots) and remove them, or net them against butterflies. 

If the growing point of the plant hasn't been eaten it  will recover with some tlc. 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:21

I would cut it down and then use one of the specialist Stump Killers 


Good luck 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:17

Hmm yes, I was looking at that one Topbird   and the BBC one doesn't look much better .

I don't mind tramping around in the rain, but it does seem a bit silly to visit a garden designed to cope in drought conditions, in the pouring rain - and then travelling home with damp legs etc  when the longer term forecast is much better 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:47

Right folks - it's Saturday afternoon - what are our plans? 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:05

My toolbar is there 

BL, that looks like a lovely  relaxing morning   Hope you sleep better tonight 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 14:13

I'm hoping it might be a goodie ........ Goodie Goodie Yum Yum 

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 14:05

Smokin Donkey,

Mike was referring to watering the garden, he wasn't equating the water from a butt with potable water from the tap.  He said ".... Any natural bugs, spores etc that may develp in a water butt are relatively harmless, when it come to watering the garden. ...."

And I can assure you that human urine is frequently used as an activator on compost heaps in this garden 

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