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I planted these bulbs ages ago and cant remember what they are

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 15:43
I think it could well be, but if you't mind copying and pasting above link, then you could decide!

I planted these bulbs ages ago and cant remember what they are

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 15:12
Might be orthinogalum, star of Bethlehem, which has 6 petals. I'm sorry your pic's quite small, so can't quite make it out.

Wild Flowers/veg - how deep/what type?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:32
What surface will the raised bed be put on? I'm asking because if the maximum depth is 6", that will limit the types of veg you can grow. Salads, for example, would be fine in 6", but a lot of other veg would struggle, I fear.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 09:54
I'm spraying mine today - it's growing out go some dry stone walls, so digging's not an option.

vine weevil

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:09
Was the weevil an adult or a grub?

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:08
I understand that recycling schemes vary around the country. Some have kerbside sorting, into different compartments in the collection trucks, while in other areas it's sorted manually off big conveyor belts.

Identification please

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:03

I love them with primula Wanda

 The colours really sing together.

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:00

I'm going to experiment with an alternative non chemical approach - I microwave old potting compost to re-use, and if I find any VW larvae, am going to scrape out the compost and zap it. Will report back.

What's eating my seedlings?!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:10
Grub or bug?

Cloche/mini greenhouse made out of bubblewrap

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:42
If you want to cobble up a cover, even trying to patch together the original one, you might want to try a staple gun rather than tape/ sewing. When I had one of these, I secured it to the soil with tent pegs.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

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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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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