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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:47

You probably wouldn't have wanted to compost most of the weeds anyway especially if they contained weed seeds or perennial roots such as dock, dandelion, bindweed etc. It is possible that the allotment committee do this on over grown plots before new tenants take them on. A lot of the old school allotmenteers don't appreciate the organic concept

Identifying a plant

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:43

Calla lily?

repotting trees in pots and shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 14:42

Use John Innes No.3 and add grit if the tree requires free draining soil

plant pots

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:13

I have ordered pots from Scot Plants Direct but via Amazon. I got 1litre and 2 litre square/round pots. They were good quality.

Watering whilst on holiday

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:02

Get an old towel, cut it into long strips. Push one end into the soil and dangle the other end into a bucket filled with water. Test it works before you go on holiday for a week if possible. The water should be sucked up by capillary action


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:41

Once the leaves are above the height of any leaf eating mammals such as deer they don't need to produce spikey leaves anymore

Buddleia puzzle

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:39

Is there any sign of something nibbling the flower buds, one of mine has had possible capsid bug or caterpillar damage to some buds which haven't flowered unlike the rest of the plant

Harvesting Butternut Squash

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:54

Try tasting a tiny bit of the rogue one before cooking with it in case it is bitter

Will I be lucky ?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:32

They are hardy annuals so can also be sown August/September

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:17

Forester2, what do you do with the frozen sweetcorn when you want to eat it?

Discussions started by Fleurisa

Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:09

Arley Hall and Gardens

Garden Festival 
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Last Post: 10/06/2014 at 10:52

Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 15:13

Bug Hotel

I'm making a bug hotel 
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Last Post: 12/01/2014 at 20:22


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