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Plant ID

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:41

If there isn't a prunus tree nearby it might be that one has been felled recently and that has triggered an 'explosion' of suckers from roots left behind.

If that is the case you could paint some glyphosate weedkiller onto the leaves of the suckers - that will transfer back to the roots and kill them, but you have to leave the top growth until it has died and gone brown and dry before you remove them.

 Of course, that's not an option if the neighbour's tree is still living in their garden 

Thompson and Morgan

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 17:35

Hi  Jason - this thread might be of some help 

- try the contacts on there if they're different to the ones you've been using ... and post on that thread too - T&M staff seem to keep an eye on it. 

Last edited: 11 April 2017 17:36:24

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 16:25

I agree with Blue Onion - those plants look stressed. It's too cold in the UK for tomatoes to be outside. 

Rhubarb Flowering

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 16:21

Remove the flower stalk at the base and give the plant a good soak - two or three buckets full of water. I think it's down to the Unusually dry spring. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 16:04

Sitting chillin' at the Sainsbury Centre having seen a brilliant Paul Nash exhibition. I love this place - if you don't know where I am google SCVA 

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:47

Enjoy Sussexsun  ......... I'll not be wanting one ... don't like chocolate ice cream ... odd I know but there it is.  

I've given all the climbers and shrubs a pail full of water each, as well as watering the hostas in the ground and those in pots, the fig and vine and the newly sown chard, the amelanchier we planted last year,  the fruit bushes and almost everything really - the ground is very dry and if they've got to produce flowers and fruit they'll need moisture from somewhere ......... 

A deciduous looking evergreen tree?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:38

How tall is 'small'  .............. if you really want something about six feet tall you could have a standard  lollipop bay tree in a pot 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 12:26

Can't see the pic Beaus Mum, but OH is hoping it's either a pint of beer or a Mr Whippy ice cream 

Non-gardening - plastic bags!

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 11:47

Ones for shopping are in the boot of the car plus one folded small with a rubber band around it and kept in my handbag.

Ones for lining the rubbish bin are in the cupboard under the sink. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 11:36
Clarington says:

......  I'm at a loss what to do now! I can't exactly be planning summer holiday activities and such like when I might not be here!

 Oh I would .. I'd plan lots of things that only you know how to do ... then if you're not there they'll jolly well miss you! 

OH has been a complete star and cleaned the insides of the sitting room windows - that's a job that really hurts my shoulder.  They're absolutely gleaming ... the outsides were done last week so still look good. 

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