Latest posts by figrat

Recommend me a plant

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:24

what are these?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:53
Are you gardening in a rural or built up area? Only asking because it might give some insight as to whether these are seed borne weeds. Do you have valerian growing near you? It might be helpful if you can pull up one of these mystery seedlings and post a pic of the root.

Talkback: Growing dwarf French beans

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:47
No you'll be fine to sow them now.


Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:40
It does need to be well rotted before you use it. Big advantage with it is that it not only provides nutrients but improves soil structure. If I were you I'd go and have a chat with them.

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:22

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 19:38
How do you propagate it?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 19:25
I'm hoping for a drop of rain tonight as I've cleared half a dalek compost bin full of forget me nots and sprinkled cluck muck over the gaps. Loads of self seeded nigella will be happy for the space.

Talkback: Growing dwarf French beans

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 19:21
It could be that you are keeping them too moist. Have you been feeding them?

Very sick fuscia

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:42
Green inside is a hopeful sign. Have you had any heavy frosts recently?


Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:08
Or if you don't, pelleted chicken manure or blood, fish and bone are worth considering. Do you have composting facilities? Or access to well rotted manure?

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Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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