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Latest posts by figrat

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:48

It's often advised not to cut any stems if the plant's in its first year, after that twist off a few but don't take them all, and stop cropping by about July.

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:45

Rather go for the chilled white wine myself.

Tomato plants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:51

I start mine off in February, in a heated propagator in the greenhouse. 

Cloud pruning anyone?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 07:57

I've got a feeling that heavy pruning of acers at this time of year can cause them to bleed. A great friend lost one of hers that way.

plats id please

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:27

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Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:52

Oh bindweed's a good idea! I suppose ground elder could be effective as well. A use for perennial weeds at last!

Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:41

Just out of interest ( or not) onopordum means ass fart, referring to the effect it has on donkeys who consume it.

Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 13:20

Well the fastest growing vine I can think of is the Russian vine, fallopia baldschaunica. Here's a link with more info...http://www.climbingplantsdirect.com/Product.asp?ProductRef=1341

I wouldn't let it loose in my garden though!

 

Got a border, have brought some plants, what now!? help

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:39

One of the best lessons I've learned about gardening is that it's not like decoating a room. You try things, if they work, great. If not, they can be shuffled about. Sensible advice to plant taller stuff at the back, but the mostimportant thing is to plant your space up with things you like, then see how it goes. Gardening is dynamic.

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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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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