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japanese knotweed

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:36

We killed a small patch on a pembrokeshire bank by the road side (which we had spotted on a walk) by painting the leaves with glyphosate gel. It gradually weakened and seemed to have gone by the third year. I'll go and check later though. Unfortunately it is running wild in various places near here.

broad beans and marigolds

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 23:19

Is that just French marigolds? Not calendula? (I was given some assorted calendula seeds last autumn which have germinated really well.)

buying online - recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:25

Sorry, I hadn't read your post carefully enough! Isn't it unlikely that you'll get spring flowering bulbs now, unless they are 'in the green'? Mind you, I spotted sacks of daffodil bulbs cheap at a local garden centre recently.

buying online - recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:37

Someone on another thread recommended Eurobulbs



Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:01

We were commenting on the lovely patches and drifts of snowdrops on roadside banks today... Definitely not dumped garden waste! Likewise the primroses and daffs. Mind you, the council has done a similar bulldozing job to the one Lordswood mentioned to widen a road for oil tankers, shame the refinery has closed!

Sweetpeas over winter

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 06:44

DiggerDelphie... There is expert advice on another thread...

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:57

I rarely post on here, but often read threads for advice. I completely agree with this...

star gaze lily wrote (see)

Mike, don't ever think that. As previously said you are never unkind or rude. Always friendly and helpful. Don't worry how long your posts are, if people don't want to read them then that is thier choice.


Slow growing running bamboo

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:42

You might have better luck with willow. although it prefers damp, I've found it unfussy in my garden. last year I cut two-foot long stems from one plant and put them in a bucket of water. They all rooted so I planted them and this year I have a willow hedge. ideal for. Gold for children to run through, or they can be woven into little igloos, tunnels, arches etc. and they won't run and invade your neighbours. You just need to find someone with a willow you can chop at!

Osteospermum problem

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:01

Perfect timing! I have two osteo planted last year (ground cover on a slope) which are now spreading beautifully. We did take cuttings in the autumn which are now decent sized plants, but I hadn't thought about cutting back (even though that's actually my favourite job!).

Thanks for the info! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 05:10
Rosie31 wrote (see)

.... and here are Lizzie's plants safely arrived at the Somerset 'plant creche', getting tender love and care until they are adopted by needy gardeners.  First load delivered - well done message board!  (If anyone wants to see more on facebook, go to the facebook page called 'Community Blooms'.)

Brilliant job everyone! 

By the way, I tried searching for Community Blooms on FB, but nothing came up. Any clues?

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