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Latest posts by HOLEDIGGER

Mysterious green plant object

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 00:35

Looks like what is known as Elephants Ears,Has either pink or white flowers, hardy spreads slowly

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 23:08
As i mentioned in another blog what about Butterflies? What a fantastic experience, to have 5 or more tiny and i mean tiny caterpillers in a jar, with food + instructions and after time, WOW,the time comes to release them, unbelievable.

Blue Butterfly

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 22:44
Sorry folks to get off the subject of is it a 'big blue or a small blue' lets talk about,yes that's right BUTTERFLIES, one of natures wonderful miracles, Has any one done what i did last year and grew some Painted Ladies, sent away for the caterpillars with all the home etc and WOW!!! Insect Lore supplies these and more.

Bind weed

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:13
Oh dear, not a short job ! if you find that the Bindweed is traveling through plants,eg in the border, try putting in some sticks or something for the Bindweed to climb up,then do some homework on a weedkiller that works on the leaves, take care if you use a spray ,don't use if it is windy, you may kill something that you want to keep. This is a job for quite sometime, so keep your cool.


Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:25
Any dealings with Euphorbia please wear gloves,they have a white fluid,which can cause skin problems.
i usually just tidy the plants up, if you just want the flowers lifted,put a plant support under the flower heads .

Identify a weed please

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 23:05
Until you become more expert at identifing what they are... keep them in an area which you have marked out, so even if you dont know the names, at least they should out number the WEEDS

tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:54
I have used teabags in compost bins, bottom of pots.....helps with water retention, straight on the garden , bags broken or left whole, and any left over tea use to water acid loving plants. go on be a devil.

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 23:11
Try easier seeds untill you get more experience.
Impressed by the advice givn to you.

Apple Tree

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 00:21
Thank you Susan,and ThaiGer, it is really quite something when you ask for advice on a rather strange topic and people like you take the time to answer, with some really good advice. I will let you know how i get on, so once again thank you.

Apple Tree

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 00:32
Well all i can say is Thank you very much,
My need to know is,I visit The Gambia at least once/twice a year, Although they grow many types of fruit.... Banana,Pineapple,Papya , Orange,Lemon, etc but NO Apples,so the only Apples some of the people have tried are imported ones and as one of the poorest countries in Africa,not available to many, if i could take a few suitable trees out next time, may make the' smiling coast 'smile even more.

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Apple Tree

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Lily Beatle

Orange slender beatles 
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