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HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:58

Cut it down and burn on site.

do NOT put in bin or compost heap.

Treat any regrowth with glyphosate weedkiller several times.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:02

Having stewed on it all night, we have a man and a van coming to get rid of MIL's rubbish. Stuff for auction going in our car.

I did think of piling SIL's stuff all the way down her living room, but it will fill it. Still its a thought

Now for first estate agent....

Identification please!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:30

I was thinking they look like aeoniums, which are frost tender. In a normal winter they would have died, but it has been so mild they have survived with just losing some leaves.

I'd follow doves advice, but next september I'd get them under cover.

Identifying Seeds (Help Needed)

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:05

I bought a durian fruit in Australia to try. Its called the vomit fruit because the smell is disgusting We had to keep it in the outside refrigerator because of the  smell. It tastes lovely I thought, the segments were rather like custard.

Onions from seed

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:59

I leave mine in deep trays until they look almost like spring onions. This is probably a lot later than the show people, but I get good results. I still have onions from last years crop. They are currently in 4 inch deep fish boxes of compost in the polytunnel.

Question. I still have the 2 lb 12 oz onion from last year.Do I eat it or plant it for seed?

Its starting to grow roots in the garage, so it won't store much longer.

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:50

I've sown grass seed some kind person sent me last year. I did it in plug trays and I will then grow on each plug into a pot. You could patch the seedlings out, ie a clump into each pot.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:46

Nearly at the bottom of the third glass. Pudding to come.

Has anyone got a large van in the newcastle area to shift a load of stuff to the tip?


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:44

Sorry thats shut greenhouse doors. I shouldn't have had the second glass


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:32

Might need a third glass of wine...

Sister in law didnt say that she had filled the garage and the upstairs bedroom with her overflow c**p. But we're expected to sort it out...while she is on holiday....

Sister in Law lives next door to  mother in laws house, and she's had three months.

I dont think she appreciated the phone call to ask her to move it asap as the house is going on the market tomorrow... and then we find out that its not all her rubbish, she is storing some of her friends as well...

I hope next door neighbour has remembered to shit greenhouse doors.. we had a frost last night and my tomatoes won't like it.

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:46

I wouldn't worry about the slaggy bit. Get stuck into that one and a half acre paddock. I would kill for a piece of land like that. Start with a shelter belt or hedging around it.

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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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