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Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:05

If its up against the building walls, you will probably need to water it well.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:04

You could sprinkle the  phacelia tanacetifolia that is used as a green manure. It will grow on just about anything.  Let it flower. The bees love it. Then in autumn cover the area with a thick layer of compost or other organic mulch. Let the worms do most of the work.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:53

I keep getting an advert telling me I  have mail.... not the nice Joanna Lumley voice either,

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:13

In that case I would expect bindweed.. Sorry for getting your hopes up.

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:10

I also get lots of field bindweed (pink flowers) and hedge bindweed.   I thought today that beans and bindweed look very alike. The stems are different though and you can only tell by close examination. Gently tugging on bindweed brings up the thick white roots.

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:06

I have got loads of beans cropping up where they were last year. Partly because I didn't clear last years crop and sticks until April, but  I expected the beans that dropped to be either eaten by voles, or to rot in the soil. I might get a better crop off the self setters than the  ones I sowed in pots in the greenhouse!!!

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:57

I thought the first one a carrot.

2nd a hardy geranium

3rd could be a bean(french?)

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:19

If you already have chives, you can divide the clumps to make more. If they have rust ,I would cut them down hard, water and feed, and they will send up fresh green shoots. Divide in Spring.

Horsetail/Mares weed HELP!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:34

Mow it every three days.

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 10:55

How big are the trees? Could you tackle them yourself with a pair of loppers?

If not you will have to bite the bullet and get a tree surgeon in. Make sure it is someone who knows what they are doing, not just some itinerant with a chainsaw, knocking on doors looking for work.

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