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Searching the site?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:03

Also, Dipadee, try the Search box at the very top of the page which Daniel explains on the fifth message above this one.

best way to clear grass and brambles under trees?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:52

It does help, though, to remove much of the brambles' top growth before attacking the roots. Even the little bits fight back )-:   I am working through my big bramble patch just now and, though a reluctant poisoner, am applying glyphosate to any new growth.

Searching the site?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:47

Just did a search for my rhubarb query. Very easy to use. Thanks for the info. on how to do that, Daniel. As Green Magpie said, it will save the same questions being repeated (as long as people think to use it.) Perhaps your post above could be in the Help section.

Green Magpie (like the name, btw) I didn't spot the search box at the top of the page, so it's not just you!


Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:39

I have two rhubarb problems.

One is a variety - forget what now but only just appearing this last few weeks - that produces lovely thick dark red stems which only ever grow to about 10cm long (if I'm lucky). I had to move it last year so took care to plant it at the correct depth.

The other is an earlier variety that seems to have two growing points. One is producing decent thickness and length stems, the other is producing quite spindly ones.  This plant was an offcut of the thriving, nay rampant, rhubarb that grew in our school garden and it has been in place 5 or 6 years. 

They are both in a fairly sunny spot in soil that is slightly alkaline.

Sorry to ramble on. Grateful to those who read!


Photinia -

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:18

If he/she meant too large, wrong soil type, wrong aspect it would have been helpful to say so, then you could make an informed decision. If it's a matter of taste then you go for it f_g!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:11

Morning all. East Dorset very windy - nearly blew my little dog inside out! Lots of red flood warnings all along the Rivers Stour and Avon. Rain overnight, I think, but not yet this morning.


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 11:23

Mine, which is Fota Blue, a lax variety, has been in a terracotta tub in a very sunny spot for more years than I can remember. I've never changed the soil in there - which was probably JI plus some grit. If the weather's very dry I might remember to water it. These conditions seem to suit it very well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 11:05

Wet and windy in East Dorset - on its way to So'ton next I expect!

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 22:13

Thanks for mentioning these Alina. I have occasionally used these type but unfortunately most people don't.

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:58

Sadly, earlybirdellie, you won't have hedgehogs if you scatter slug pellets about! I live in an area that is known to be devoid of hedgehogs because there are far too many 'tidy' gardens where there is little habitat and the food is poisoned )-:

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