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Posted: 07/07/2017 at 17:49

You can dig it up and cut the root ball into sections with a large knife, or  slice off sections using a sharp spade.  Lots of muscle required.

Best site for asparagus?

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 17:44

Consider painting the bindweed with glyphosate gel. It should go back onto their side at least.

Help in identifying tree and how to manage it

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 16:08

It looks like one of those "dwarf" conifers that are slow growing but not really dwarf. If its 20 ft from the house it will be fine.  If it's blocking your light and you don't like it , take it out.  You won't stop it growing. Your conifer, up to you.

Help identifying a tree

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 16:01

It looks like an apricot to me. The squirrels usually ate mine at that stage to get the kernel inside, and so rarely did  I get ripe apricots.  The nearest nut to it would be an almond. The flowers of cherry, apricot and almond are similar.

They're edible: who knew?

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:18

The slugs  in my garden have always known that Dahlias are edible.

Hardly any insects in my garden

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:16

To mitigate the damage done locally, try a nectar bar for insects,  single flowers with lots of nectar, a variety from Spring to Autumn, and most important , habitats for those insects to hibernate, bug houses etc. Try not to be too tidy.

New Lawn 7 days old

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:13

It looks like it all needs taking up, prepare the subsoil properly and then either seed in Autumn or lay new turf. My brother  had a new build and the turves curled up like old sandwiches. He took the lot up, removed all the rubble, added my mums compost heap and rotavated it. Then he seeded. He has the best lawn in the road.

Wild orchid?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 18:59


Potato harvest

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:55

earlys will be ready now. maincrop won't

Have they flowered yet? If they haven't flowered it is unlikely they will be ready. The only method is to have a gentle feel around the outside of the bags to see if you can feel the potatoes.

broab bean

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 16:56

Its called chocolate spot. Its caused by type of fungus called botrytis.  I get it sometimes if we have had a lot of damp humid weather.  Maximise air flow around plants by spacing well apart. There is  no spray available to amateurs. Do not compost infected stems, dispose of in  green bin or burn.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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