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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 01:05

Hope you are better soon. lol

You may have noticed I have found some new icons.

This is the one I need. Don't we all!!!

 Sorry OP.

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 00:59

Keep nipping them off. They will weaken as they are only trying to survive and reproduce.

They are very good at it unfortunately but nipping them out will reduce there strength.

The only way is to dig out the whole bed and sieve the soil, even then there might be some left that will grow. Keep at it and keep it under control.

It's hard, constant work, but you will get there in the end. 

Unfortunately this plant will out last me.

It does make great compost though, if you catch it right! 

So do so many invasive plants, Makes you wonder why


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 00:38

I have concerns as well Verdun.

I know we are having a cold snap and that will not help but it all depends on where Amy lives and how big the plants are/ when they are expected to flower and how are you growing them. 

June/July will be fine for most in the south but not up north. You might just be getting your first flush up here. (its snowing at this moment) 

Do you have any pics Amy? They may need a bit of hardening off.

Do not panic as things pick up fast from now on. As far as the weather is concerned. Overall it has been warm sunny and lacking a bit of water in some places. If it keeps like that you should be ok. (unless you live in Darlington!)

Need to know where you live so we can give you a back up just in case. (just like Verdun says)  other options are available. 

Do not worry yourself too much. 

Tiny black bugs and spiders

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 00:15

If it is just chestnut scale or other/ then squish them and rub them off.

They destroyed my acer as it was covered and it is still recovering two years later. (I fail to see the problem until it was too late)

As a last resort and I do mean last resort try.


 I was asked to use it by a client and i got the mix wrong (far too strong).

It wiped out half of the north east!!!

Lady bugs in any area are only a good thing if you want to pay for them. 

They grow and survive naturally don't you know

Making something new/better

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 00:03

GillianBC That is the only sort of pots we get up here. They only changed the gas street lamps over last year!

I would love to see your million little notebooks with all sorts of things that start with "I wish someone would make a ..."

From little things acorns develop and grow.

Then we all die waiting and the idea is forgotten.

Get them posted please 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 23:49

That is good for you Verdun. lol


overgrown garden help?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 23:40

Welcome vonbon.

I think I would start by making a decent pathway down to the start of the lawn/shed as it will be getting lots of use and it just looks like a clay path at the moment.

I would then mark out a string line across the top edge of your proposed lawn and square it off (make a clean straight or curved line along the top) so that it is neat. You can then mark out the rest of the lawn area that you want with string lines and pegs and take it from there.

There will be a lot of new things growing that you might want to keep so I would say, sort the path and lawn first and keep us notified of new things growing and where. If you need help with ID (plant not passport) then we will help you out.

Take it easy and enjoy it. Do a before and after thing with photos and keep us informed please. Anything after that just ask and we will help.



PS. You are already 1/3 of the way to a compost bin ( I see a pallet) and you will definitely need one of them so find a space for one. 

PPS. Its not that big! you will have it looking lovely in no time. 


Stock cubes

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 23:03

They use sodium as a Disintegrator. It promotes breakup of the capsule contents in the body and brings the ingredients into better contact with bodily fluids so they get into the system otherwise they would pass straight through your system and have very little affect.

orchid compost

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:54

Does it look like this?


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