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Websites/Message Boards You Visit When It's Too Wet For Gardening

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:40

Plant porn sites compiling wish lists...

Crug farm

Claire Austin

Chiltern seeds

Plants of distinction

David Austin roses

Kelways peonies

Ashwood nurseries

Sometimes I just Google a particular plant and see what it throws up.

Solid Wood Furniture For Sale Devon

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 07:29

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Starting a new bed

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 23:12

If you get a dry non windy day, I would spray the lot with glyphosate, so that you can then fork it over during Autumn, and you will have a clean start next year. Ground elder may need two treatments, four weeks apart to get the stragglers.

What's Your Most Self-Indulgent Unnecessary "Toy?"

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 21:00

Plant pauper...Tangle teezer.

Me, very fine hair like a babies. It got stronger when I got hormones, then went fine again. If I cut it short it would probably stand on end.  It won't take a perm, struggles with colour ,and I never go near a hair dryer.  Basically is as straight as pump water. Hair spray makes my scalp itch. On a plane in a dry atmosphere it will stand on end with static. A pure bristle hair brush is a necessity.

Identify this plant / weed

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 20:02

Wilma, if you want to keep it, transplant the whole pot. Don't try and  separate it from the surrounding soil or compost,  it will contain symbiotic bacteria and fungi that it needs.

If you don't want it, send it to me.

Identify this plant / weed

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:59

I agree with Ladybird. I wish they would seed into my flower pots.

Angelica Gigas seeding ID

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:38

OMG Nut, more plant porn to peruse. I'm a hopeless case

Scared of disease pest! How to prevent?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:32

Could be slugs on the kale.

Micromesh netting will keep off butterflies and hence caterpillars, It will deter small mammals if pegged down or buried. With rabbits you may need to use chicken wire to keep them out.

Carrots you can peel. Other veg like chard and kale I would cook if you are concerned about bacteria.

Any veg out of the garden at ground level, I soak in salty water before draining and cooking.


Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:17

Piddled it down here all day. My intentions of digging over the area at the back of the pond has come to nothing.

Tomorrow is another day.

What's eating my beetroot, Swiss chard & pea seedlings??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:14

If they are nibbling it's the slimers.

 Pigeons tend to take the whole seedling with beetroot. I have lost rows of the stuff.

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