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Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:39

Pushkin, I'd cut everything right back with a strimmer or whatever you have available that does a similar job, clear that away, and then apply heavy duty weedkiller when the new growth is around a couple of feet so that it takes it up thoroughly. Nettles aren't so bad to deal with, but trying to use it on huge amounts of  woody brambles will just mean using a lot more than necessary. Don't give yourself more work than you need to  - it'll be hard enough! What you do after that depends largely on what you intend using the area for. 

How very true nut - like the ones who decimated every shrub and tree on my sister's boundary.....

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:16

Basil will germinate easily indoors just now David. I've just sown some on the windowsill, poly bag over it and it was through in a few days. Has to be inside in autumn anyway in this country so you'll get a crop to last the next month or two. If you sow enough, you can always freeze some in ice cubes to use over winter. 

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:10

'a poor season'-in a word - no 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:08

And the  common orange Montbretia even grows in that Verd! 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:46

Morning all. Storms aren't meant to get up here till tonight and tomorrow so just rain for now. Hope no one here is suffering too much. Dove - your son is having a rough time 

I'm just ignoring - been doing that for a while. I simply don't comment rather than press the button though. Frankly I find it all baffling, but it takes all sorts I suppose. I don't like seeing people drawn into something though  

Off for a look round - I wasn't on last night - was Watching The Verdict with lovely Paul Newman 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 20:29

Crikey Dove! .... 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:53

Or waders bekkie...

Heuchera - What variety is it and advice on looking after it

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:50

If you've had it a while it's possibly Palace Purple as it was very popular and available everywhere a few years ago. You can bury them a bit deeper - they sometimes grow up out the ground anyway. Looks like you have two plants there, so divide them and pot them up separately. They're quite easy to split apart - as long as each bit has some roots they'll grow away very easily. 

I've also gathered a few seedlings from plants where I work. I just potted them up and they grow quickly. They're quite easy plants to work with - very forgiving!


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:37

Spam fritters Panda? That's grounds for divorce right there  

Think you might get your wish with the weather tomorrow - don't think many places are escaping although I'm hoping it might have blown itself out by the time it gets up here.

H*****work may be on the cards...

Think the travelling forkers have made the right decision - the garden will still be there another day 


Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:25

Evening all. Been outside doing lots - covered in paint and mud and allsorts. Not the liquorice kind though...

Off to see what you've been up to while I've been busy 

Just saw your post Stacey -  do a PM to 'Daniel Haynes'. That's all you need.

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