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Clematis ??? Help

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:47

Looking forward to seeing this beauty 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:46

Can we see the leaves please 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:45

Ceanothus cuttings are reputedly difficult to root, but now's the time to try 

As they're supposed to be difficult, try taking quite a few 

Marigolds looking... well weird

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:42

Those look like lovely French Marigolds to me Sweetpea 

The big flowered ones are African Marigolds. Is this what you were expecting? 

Moving raspberry canes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:35

Put lemon balm leaves into a jug and pour boiling water over - strain, allow to cool a little and drink - very calming - just what you need after battling in the garden 

Couch grass gone mad

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:32

But if you're using a glyphosate weedkiller (which is the sort Hostafan advises and I agree with him) then you must leave the couchgrass to die and go brown before you dig it up.  In this way the chemical travels back through the plant to the roots and kills them too.  If you dig it up too soon any little bit of root left behind will regrow.

It may take a few weeks, but it's the only way that it'll work properly.

Good luck 

Bindweed! Can it be battled organically?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:25

We got rid of bindweed following a similar technique to Lilydotwin - the key is to be  methodical and patient 

Pros and cons of book writing.

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:23

Yarrow, that sounds a brilliant idea - I'd love to read such a book about Mike's gardening career and experiences 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:17

Good morning KEF   I think we've got a gardening weekend ahead of us - we might even be able to eat outside at some stage!!!

New to this gardening

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 07:16

Hi Michael and Marg  and welcome   

I'm relatively sensible compared with some -  if they're good I'll bake a cake - if I'm not out in the garden laying on the grass staring into my pond 

That garden looks full of potential and doesn't have anything awful to dig out or get rid of from the looks of things.

What sort of things would you like in your garden?

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