Inglezinho


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Which plants have Monty's children found best grown from self-collected seed?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 13:51

Yes, Cosmos are very easy. Have you tried the orange ones (Sulphureus)? I bought some dwarf ones from T & M and so far they are coming true. I was worried they might cross with the tall ones but I have kept them well away and they don't seem to. - Ian

Which plants have Monty's children found best grown from self-collected seed?

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 22:52

Looking forward to hearing from you.

clay soil

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 22:41

Yes fungus is a possibility, but it's easy to tell the difference. Fungus mycelium ( 'root') is stringy in appearance and when rubbed between the fingers will go mushy. It is usually brilliant white in appearance. If it remains dry and dust-like and grey or yellowish it is minerals. Also it is unusual for fungus to cover very large areas. It tends to form in discrete patches. You will also probably have noticed the fungi above ground around about this time of year.


Yet another possibility is cement from old buildings!! 

clay soil

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 22:36

Yes fungus is a possibility, but it's easy to tell the difference. Fungus mycelium ( 'root') is stringy in appearance and when rubbed between the fingers will go mushy. If it remains dry and dust-like it is minerals. Also it is unusual for fungus to cover very large areas. It tends to form in discrete patches. You will also probably have noticed the fungi above ground around about this time of year.


Yet another possibility is cement from old buildings!! 

clay soil

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 23:00

It is probably an accumulation of mineral salts similar to what occurs in china clay and yes it will be a problem especially in dry weather. I think you may have bite the bullet and dig as much as possible out, then replace with compost plus other anti-clay measures. As the problem could be widespread in your garden it might be worth while sending a sample for soil analysis and asking for expert advice. RHS publishes a list of plants that do well in clay soil. Good luck.

Last edited: 16 October 2016 23:05:21

Killing a yukka

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 22:52

When trying to get rid of these monsters, my best advice advice would be turn to religion. Cut off the top part of the trunk as close to the ground as you can they make a "sign of the cross" hack in it with an axe. Add stump killer to be on the safe side. Good luck.

Last edited: 16 October 2016 22:54:47

Spike moss

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 23:30

Does anyone grow stuff in a warm conservatory where spike moss is a problem? I had never come across this stuff till I moved to a warm climate. It is an absolute b*** and grows on the surface of just about any kind of pot plant. It will choke out even medium sized plants. Forget your lawn stuff. If you've never heard of it...be grateful.

Spike moss

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 23:30

Does anyone grow stuff in a warm conservatory where spike moss is a problem? I had never come across this stuff till I moved to a warm climate. It is an absolute b*** and grows on the surface of just about any kind of pot plant. It will choke out even medium sized plants. Forget your lawn stuff. If you've never heard of it...be grateful.

how to get rid of compost midges?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 23:25

You know that gravel you use in fish tanks? I use it for all sorts of pot plants and it stops most everything except spike moss....

Flax/Linum

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 23:20

Flax grows as a wild flower by the roadside in Lincs. If you're not growing it commercially, just scatter a few seed in some common dirt....It seems to flower best in poorish soil. Good luck.

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