Hostafan1


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Need Some Wisteria Wisdom Please

Posted: Yesterday at 19:26

I'd suggest it looks like it's not been given the best start in life. It seems to be too close to the house, which means it'll be a lot drier than you'd imagine,and you've other plants at its feet, competing for rain and nutrients. 


I'd remove the plants, clear a decent sized area around it and mulch with well rotted garden compost / manure and give it a bit of TLC. 


It doesn't look very big, I'd be tempted to dig it up and move it away from the downpipe as I think you're storing up trouble for the future if it does start to grow around it.

I know it's not a weed but

Posted: Yesterday at 19:18

Use glyphosate based weedkiller,but say " sorry" as you're doing it. 


In your own words, you've been trying your way "for about 20 years" . Surely you have to accept it's not working?

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:59

My pleasure. The truth will out.

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:57

And Chicky is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAR too young . 

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:57

I'd never dream of calling them that.


It was the nice lady from the bookshop who said that's what THEY called them. Not me. 

National Garden Scheme

Posted: Yesterday at 17:10

Thanks Joyce. 

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:08

I delivered to a customer who works in a book shop.


" Anything with Monty Don goes into the window and " women of a certain age" snap it up.


We call them " The Tenna Ladies" "

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: Yesterday at 17:07

National Garden Scheme

Posted: Yesterday at 16:56

Does anyone know if Dee Hart-Dyke is related to Tom Hart-Dyke , the plant hunter?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: Yesterday at 13:29

Popped home for lunch. 


2 deliveries this afternoon, in the rain. 


A taxi turned up in our warehouse yard. The driver got out and said to me ..


" I'm from Birmingham"


I put my hand on his shoulder and said ..


" we all have our cross to bear, but you're in Devon how. How can I help you?"


At least he laughed.


Uber grumpy customers. I think they've got nowhere else to go in the rain.

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