Latest posts by figrat


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 07:34

Let it die down naturally, and don't over crop.

Solomon's seal

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:14

Agree with nutcutlet, do keep an eye out for sawfly larvae - they can strip it to the bone in no time. But they're pretty forgiving, if I've missed the sawfly, I just cut the carcases down, and they pop up again next year. I've got some in deep shade, and some in dappled shade, neither soil is particularly moist,  all seem happy, and gently increase year on year.

plant identification

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:23

I do spy a plant label. Does it say 'maybe a weed' or something that you hoped to grow?

grapevine problem

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 20:44

Fingers crossed for the grapevine. I thought it might be haemhorrhaging, hence the pruning question. It might be worth seeing if there's any suitable healthy growth to take cuttings from.

Are they weeds or are they poppies?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:48

I'd take a guess at meconopsis cantabrica, the yellow flowered welsh poppy. They do self seed very freely but I quite like them

Weigela in containers?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:45

I've grown a variegatedweigeilia for years,in a large terracotta pot about 18" across obviously you won't need a container that large for your seedlings, but it was wn established shrub when I potted it.

I scrape off an inch or so of the compost, replace with fresh and scatter in a handful of dried chicken poo pellets every spring.

Make do and mend

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 22:15

They're also useful for nasal application when dispensing comfrey tea.

White garden

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 22:12

I thought it looked like Tulipa Carnival de Nice.

What are the fields of yellow flowers I see everywhere now? " />

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:36

I call them snot fields because they set off my hay fever. But they are a cheerfull sight.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:30

Yes, timber framed greenhouses do need a bit more maintenance.

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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