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Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:39

That's what onion leaves do - they'll be fine 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:33

I do Salino - not keen on stakes - probably why I'm not that keen on standards - I was so relieved when I felt my lollipop bay  could stand on its own.

Steaks on the other hand, are a different matter 

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:29

Reminds me of the David Cassidy -v- Donny Osmond debates 

Rolling Stones or the Beatles ......... anyone??? 

Project 'hide the oil tank' complete!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:27

Give your Dad a Gold Star!  First Class Under Gardener 

Fence versus privet hedge

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:34

I think that if it's your hedge you can take the whole of the top down - although I'd let the neighbours know what you're doing and why.  You could say you've been advised to hard prune it in order to rejuvenate it and thicken it up, and say that you'd be happy for them to do the same on their side, or that you'd be happy to come over and do it for them if they preferred.  

Cutting it back hard is what it needs -  it may look bare now, but it'll soon look like a new hedge. 

Just pull that ivy out and keep the base of the hedge clear of other plants - give it a top dressing of Fish Blood & Bone - it'll be great. 

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:05
Obelixx - thank you so much for sharing your fantastic photos

cat poo

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:11

Mike - get Amanda to treat you to a good water pistol - then you can sit by your open window and take aim when the marauding felines approach - I understand that you might also have plenty of ammunition available for re-loading 

Plant identity?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:07

No, definitely not a Stitchwort, in my opinion 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:05

Is that just one plant in a pot, or lots of seedlings?


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:02

LOL, I meant if they're sending up a flower spike just pick that off - not the individual flowers 

I hate to waste things so I'd cook and eat somehow , incorporate with some purple sprouting or cabbage, or use in a salad, but of course you could just put them in the compost. 

But take out the flowering spike so they will produce leaves.

I'd also sow another row or two.

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Winterwatch BBC2

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Can you name this plant? 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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