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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:03

What weedkiller did you use?'

Some are persistent and will last three years. Glyphosate needs the plant to be in the light so the weedkiller is transported to the roots. It is inactivated in soil.

Black plastic left on soil for a full year will kill most weeds.



Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:56

I dug some stray potatoes up today. Leftovers from last year. This year I didn't plant any fresh because I thought that for the return they were a waste of space. They made fantastic roasties. Now, do I order new seed potatoes for next year or not.?

It's been wet here today, but I think we have missed the worst of the weather.

Time for bed. Night,night everyone.



Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:47

Is it too dry?

Blackberries are woodland plants and need some shade. A southern aspect would imply a lot of Sun.

fruit tres

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:43

No. You need an Apple rootstock to graft an Apple on to.

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:02

You could put a panel fence on your side. The hedge will not grow back from the dead wood. You have a horrrible view. Hide it.

As hogweeed says, a yew can be cut as hard as you like. But any hedge planted right on the boundary is likely to encroach.  Maybe a panel fence would be best , especially if you are short of space.

Oak Tree

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:57

Squirrels do it for me all the time.

Take your acorn. Bury it a couple of inches deep in a pot of soil. When the roots fill the pot, plant in the soil in final position. watch it grow for the next 100 years or so. Don't plant within 30feet of a house.

I spend more time pulling up squirrel planted ones.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:35

Orchid lady... Floradix iron tonic has 7.5mg iron per 10ml.   Tablets you can buy from Pharmacy have 200mg Ferrous sulphate or 210 mg ferrous fumarate. Dose for iron deficiency is  600mg per day......

I think floradix is an expensive placebo, but you pays your money and takes your choice.

Personally i would spend the money on a good steak.


What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:41

I have gladioli growing in the veg patch after the broad beans. Also I grow cornflowers there for cutting. Dahlias and crysanthemums grown in lines are good for cutting, but not much scent.  If you grow brompton stocks now, they will be early next year , and then 10 week stocks to follow on.

Its piddling it down in Sandiacre too.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:35

Doesn't produce anything of use in the garden though, SGL, although it will be cheap to feed, and no vets bills, apart from the odd bit of woodworm

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:17

I would try something a bit bigger like this

As you are not going to need it for a while,I would look for end of season offers, when they are often reduced to half price.

With growhouses or greenhouses, the bigger the better, as you will always fill them.

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