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Compost

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:32

Contact their head office with photographs of the compost - or  contact your local Trading Standards office for advice.

It is not fit for purpose.

Bonfires

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:30

At any time of the year hedgehogs (and little woodmice and other creatures) may be sleeping or even raising little ones in a pile of bonfire material - as Scroggin says the best thing to do is to stack your bonfire material and then, when the time has come to burn it, you build a good fire with the accumulated material.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:17

Lily, thanks for the tea and cake - I got distracted - tea got a little cold, but the cake was lovely 

When to harvest

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:52
Welshonion wrote (see)

Never had that problem, Dove................

Perhaps that's because of the higher humidity levels over there in the west ......... I'll get my coat 

what are most fragrant jasmine plant

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:39

The first two are not hardy in the UK - they are more usually grown in a heated conservatory,

Jasminlum nudiflorum is winter flowering and does not have a noticeable perfume.

Jasminium officinale  is hardy outside in most parts of the UK and is happy in acidic soil.  It is happiest planted against a south-facing wall which will help to bring out the perfume on a sunny day. 

Another identification required, saw this out on a walk on saturday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:57

It grew happily on unimproved clay on the farm Artjak - your soil's probably too good! 

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:53

I've not seen any yet this year Nut - the woods on the left between Baston and Bourne are usually full of them - they're usually up around MIL's birthday late April. 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:52

Ma used to worry when we brought lilac into the house - it grew wild around the farm so I'm afraid it didn't stop me picking it and bringing it in.  I am so definitely not superstitious!!!

The worst piece of mis-information about plants I know of is that myth that if a rose has more than 5 leaflets it's a sucker - so many wonderful species of roses have more than 5 leaflets - I've known someone destroy a wonderful rosa glauca that had been tenderly nurtured after the death of the gardener of the family as it was 'a sucker and would never come to anything!!!' 

a probably easy weed ID for you lot :)

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:45

That looks like a ginormous thistle to me - have you been growing any ornamental thistles?  If not, then it's just a thistle! 

And it doesn't look like any of the ornamental thistles I can think of - it's a thistle!!!

keep seeing this ground cover plant, can anyone please identify it

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:43

Definitely wood anemone 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40066.jpg?width=493&height=350&mode=max

The leaves of pasque flowers are quite different 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40069.jpg?width=303&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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