Latest posts by figrat

Weeds, what to do?[Complete beginner]

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:24

My thoughts are that it's not so much a question of keeping weeds away as keeping them under control. Weedkillers don't just kill weeds, they'll not do your crops any good.

Hoeing weeds off is a good habit to get into, preferably on a warm dry day, little and often.

please help weed taking over my garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:01

Looks very much like ground elder to me, which is unfortunately one of the more pernicious perennial weeds, but it can be controlled. Mowing it won't kill it, but a combination of chemical control and light exclusion will knock it back.

I'm not clear on why your neighbour is giving you a hard time about it, you have inherited the problem and have limited resources to deal with it.

please help weed taking over my garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:18

Ok, I think the first step is to identify the weed(s) that are causing you to feel soI overwhelmed. Is there any chance you could post a picture?

Nightmare - keeping a greenhouse base level!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 18:39

What equipment are you trying to upload photos from? Can't be done from iPad or mobile device.

Screen Advert's

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 09:17

Just installed an adblocker on Chrome and the happy chappie's gone.

What is this small tree called

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 09:10

Unfortunately the picture's not arrived!

Growing kale as cut and come again leaves

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 08:28

Yes, I've done this too. It also works with chard, or you can sow a mixture of leaqves together.

More picture difficulties

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 08:26

There have been loads of posts about this issue, and the short answer is that not all site functionality is available on mobile devices. You can continue with your present workaround, or upload your pics to an app such as photobucket (available for iPad and iPhone), copy the link into your post and others can see the pic through that link. Some posters with full pc capability and a bit of nouse can load the pictures into the relevant thread for you.

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 08:20

I think hybridisation is inevitable in the planting situation you describe. You are now growing eurobells.

Wierd roses

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 08:19

It might have been too hot for them. I tend to put cuttings into a gritty compost and leave them in a shady, but not dark, place until they've rooted.

Discussions started by figrat

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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