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Hamamalis for fragrance?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:45

Personally I find Hammamelis mollis has the strongest scent

How to propagate wineberries and tayberries...

Posted: Yesterday at 23:24

I find that my tayberries throw up underground suckers, not with the profusion that raspberries do, but I usually see a couple come up every year.


Posted: Yesterday at 08:59

Now had 7 whole days without rain.  Having to water pot plants! Rest of the garden is fine as the soil was sodden with all the heavy rain in the previous 2 weeks so everything growing very fast.

Weed vine identification

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:46

Looks like one of the Parthenocissus, maybe P.tricuspidata?

Plants identity

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:44

Is number one the old Clematis "Jackmanii"; haven't seen one in years but as I remember it did look very like that.

Mint leaves

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:55

Dried mint is a very poor substitute for fresh mint. You can make a mint flavour liquer using vodka and mint leaves [fresh of course]. If you do, don't put too many leaves in the jar and check how strong the flavour is daily or the flavour can get too strong very quickly. Top up with more vodka after each check. Well that's my excuse.

Monty planting florence fennel near bean

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:50

I grow the herb Fennel and it is close to my Gooseberries and I have not noticed that the Gooseberry bush next to the Fennel performs more poorly than the other Gooseberries which are further away..

Coping with drought

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:27

We have not had rain for 4 days! Have had to start watering pot plants!! How do people deal with a situation like this? Urgent advice needed for bewildered Mancunian.

Weed ID please :-)

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:00

I thought it looked like Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris.

Tree for a small garden

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 10:26

Before making a choice check out what your soil is like; clay, sand etc, acid or alkaline. I would also take into consideration the aspect [ how much sun will it get, is it exposed to wind]. Then when you look at the choices available to you, factor in this knowledge to make the best choice for your site.

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plenty of snow here. 
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