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plant identification

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:14

Comfrey like damp soil. It grows very well on the damp soil at the side of the river.

Its probably too dry  where it is and gets mildew.I keep cutting it and throwing it in a bin with some water. It makes good comfrey tea to feed tomatoes.

Can anyone identify this plesse?

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:31

Picea breweriana?


Bird feeding (again!)

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:18

The great spotted woodpeckers i my garden only like the expensive pink berry suet blocks.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:17

It looks like a winter squash or pumpkin.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:20

I must get some of that campanula. Does it stay upright on its own or does it need staking? I love the matched borders, lilly. I bet your sweet peas will flower on into September. Mine have just been attacked by aphids..


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 22:13

I surprised a hedgehog and a frog by the greenhouse tonight, and then a huge hog by the bird feeder. I've put out water trays all over the place.

The sweet peas have suddenly been inundated by green fly. The runners have black fly. I need emergency ladybirds or the blue tits to get stuck in.

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 22:02

It looks quite small for japanese knotweed. That may mean the sellers have chopped it all down and treated it once already. Did the survey show it up.? if the vendors knew about it, it should have been declared.

However... I would spray it all with a glyphosate  solution. It should turn brown and die. You have to burn the residue on site. You cant put it in a bin or move it off the original site.  If it regrows, spray again. It may take a number of sprayings to be rid permanently.

Is that the house wall or a garden dividing wall? Is there growth on the other side of the wall? if so, that will need treating as well.

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:31

Have you got a photo of the offending  weed?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:05

Yes, gardenmaiden. Pm me your address.

The Bakewell Show

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:03

My mum won a goody bag with about 50 quids worth of gardening products from the telegraph gardening bit at the show. She only sat down for a rest, answered three questions on gardening correctly, and won.

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