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What plant is this?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:39

Yep, oxalis, has yellow flowers.

Grass treatment

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:52

Hi Ben,

We have used EverGreen Weed and Feed as we tend to get moss in our grass along with weeds. Its one you scatter from its container and then you water in if it doesn't rain. There are others that you have to mix with water and pour if you have the time to do it.


vinegar on weeds

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:47

I might give it a go with malt vinegar though I don't know what my other half will say when he needs some for his chips.

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:42

I started my tomato seeds off in March and had them under one of those growlights in my utility. They went down to a heated greenhouse a couple of weeks ago when they were about 8 inches tall. Once they get to a decent size and the weather is good they will be outside on deck against a wall that gets sun for most of the day. I did this last year and got some really good sized Costolutos and Tigerellas.

Plant I-D

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:23

First one is Astilbe, could have white, pink or deep red flowers. Second one looks like a purple daisy but can't remember its name

Help ID these plants, please

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:18

1. geranium

2. lamium

3. zantadeschia - big white arum lily

4. dicentra - bleeding heart

Talkback: Dunnocks

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:45

That's lucky Nut, I've had three birds fly into the window and kill themselves (a bluetit, greenfinch and woodpigeon).

Talkback: Dunnocks

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:54

You could try cutting a large bird shape out of card and sticking it on the inside of your window. My inlaws kept having birds fly into the windows and this solved the problem.

Kerria Japonica

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:13

I've got 2 kinds of Kerria in my garden and the one that produces the round pom pom flowers seems to be the one that spreads, the other one that has single petals behaves itself.

Kerria Japonica

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:31

Hi you should be able to dig out the new shoots that are popping up. I would use secateurs and loppers to get rid of the rest and then dig out.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Moses in the bulrushes

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