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Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:31

She has the right to cut off anything crossing the boundary  and over her land. If they were overhanging then she can cut them off . She has no right to cross into your land to cut your hedge.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:27

You are right.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:59

If they've already died down, I would take them out and keep them and replant in September. That way you have a blank sheet to start with.

If they are snowdrops,pack them in a little compost to stop them drying out completely.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:34

If its dry try watering it first. I have patches that set like concrete. There is a two day window between it being a quagmire when it rains and it drying out and being unable to get a fork in.  When you can, add lots of compost or FYM so that it is better next time.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:47

Pretty hot here.  Wheres verdun.... out taking photos?

Seedlings ID

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:09

Blue ones are lobelia.

Seedlings look a lot like red campion. Were they wildflower seeds?

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:00

You can save them for next year, but  you run the risk of disease.  Certified seed potatoes are grown in cold  areas where there are no aphids to pass on viral  diseases.

You would need to keep them in a cold place , but not able to freeze.


I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:07

Try rubbing half a lemon on your hands. You can take the juice out first and just use the empty half.

What is this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:43

Cant read it Mike. Can you upload to the website using the tree icon in the tool bar?

plant id - yellow flower

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:41

I am assuming you bought these in pots?

When they die down in Autumn they will have a tuber that looks like a starfish. You need to plant them in a sunny position in free draining soil. They do not like to be sat in a puddle. If you have clay soil add plenty of compost and grit. Try not to break the arms off the starfish. The centre bud will need to be about 4 to 6 inch down. It probably needs a stick to mark the position so you dont stick the fork through it in Spring (My usual trick)

 Or you could plant the whole pot full now,into a large hole with grit underneath to aid drainage.

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