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Posted: 19/07/2017 at 20:20

 Sort of sums it up.

 I throw the tea bags in the compost heap. It doesn't seem to stop the brandlings.

Identify please

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 22:46

Try pushing a spade down level with the fence in September, to slice off a lump.  Cut the tops down to reduce transplant shock.  Dig a hole and plant it. water well and stand well back. they will grow 6 ft and have a 3 ft  spread.

Peat-free compost

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 22:24

Over 95% of that dug out gets burnt in power stations.

 On that basis, I will keep using peat based compost as the pro's still do. Only the amateur market gets the recycled rubbish, contaminated with ??.

What's this

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:51

At least we are agreed it's Chenopodium.

Actually it quite obviously has the oak leaves.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:28

Oh I remember now. Fi (friends daughter) comes back. Chicklet goes.  Fi is currently planning trip to NZ with her sister, brother and cousin to visit other cousin who has gone to live there. Once they get itchy feet, there is no stopping them . (Except bank of dad)

Identify please

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:19

Its not really a honeysuckle (Lonicera). It is Leycesteria formosa.  In Autumn, dig it up and split it into hefty chunks, and then replant.  Easy. A lot easier than rooting honeysuckle cuttings.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 20:50

Not for the chicklet in Nottingham, then Chicky.

I know we are strange up ere in t'North, but it's not another country,

What's this

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 20:44

Chenopodium album  aka fat hen

Last edited: 18 July 2017 20:45:44

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:49

£10 to transfer money? Who are you with, Coutts?

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