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Plant Id Please

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:36

What colour flowers?

Plant Id Please

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:27

I was thinking Lupins and  Rue, but the second plant is not very clear.

Garden height

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:41

Just be very careful that the soil level does not go above your damp proof course on the house, otherwise you will have major damp problems. As Dove says, if you raise it against the fence, then use concrete bottom panels. If you raise the level on your side of the fence, you are responsible in law for making sure there is no nuisance caused to your neighbour. This could be something as simple as excess water draining in their direction and flooding their shed/garage/ favourite plant.

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:17

I cant see how it is Daniels problem. The plants are supplied by T&M and they are responsible for the quality or otherwise of plants sent out.

I certainly dont expect Daniel to read every thread on the forum.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:09

I went to Ashwood nurseries for the NGS opening of John Masseys garden.

The weather was good, and we were entertained by Morris dancers. I expected it to be very much a Spring garden, with the nursery majoring on hellebores and lewisias, but if someone had told me it was planned as an autumn garden, I would not have disagreed. I will post some pics later on the garden visted thread.

 I also popped into the nursery, and picked up a plant or twelve. I started with a basket and ended up with a trolley. Weather permitting,  I will go back for the February open day.

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:46

You can cut it back to a few feet now, and then hard down to a foot in March. It will then probably grow to 8 ft again next summer, and flower in August.

 If thats too big, take it out and plant either a buddleja Buzz, which is dwarf, or something else altogether.

Mites in seeds

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:09

This website has some pictures of pests of stored seed. Do any of them match?


Mites in seeds

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:04

There are other insects that infest stored seed. Some are mites, some are moth larvae. They will all be killed by an insecticide, even a good squirt with a fly killer spray containing permethrin.

Mites in seeds

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:03

Some seeds will be infected on the plant.  Granary weevils bore into fruits and seeds and lay an egg in the seed. The larvae develop and pupate within the seeds. It only needs one infected seed in a batch, in an enclosed area, the new weevil will then lay eggs on further seeds, etc. A sack of seed, put away in a dry encosed place can be totally destroyed.

 If you put one of the slow release insectides, such as those used to kill wardrobe moths, in the tin,with stored seed,  this should prevent further infestation.

Balling syndrome

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 17:32

The council around here like to lollipop trees.  Tall clean stems, and  small ball heads. I cringe every time I see it.

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