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Bamboo Problem

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 11:55

Established bamboo is very hard to get rid of, your other option is to put in a bamboo barrier, by digging a trench at least 2ft deep along the fence line on your side and lining it with plastic, digging out any roots of the bamboo as you go. you need very strong plastic , something like pond liner. Google bamboo barrier for ideas.

star jasmine propergation

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:09

Heel cuttings usually take quite well. layering is also a good method of propagation for Jasmine, if you find any low shoots touching the soil you may find some of them have already started to root.

Anyone know what this plant is in the pond

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 21:02

Looks like duckweed from your picture.


Posted: 30/05/2012 at 10:28

No I don't treat it, It gets washed off by the rain, and it doesn't seem cause any lasting damage.


Posted: 29/05/2012 at 22:36

I have a box hedge which gets a white dusting during late spring and early summer, it is caused by box aphid.


Posted: 14/04/2012 at 18:23

I have 3 compost bins and have been using them over twenty years and never had problems, they all get ants  nests at some point in the year most just disappear, sometimes when its added to the garden there are ants and ants eggs in the compost but the birds soon sort them out.


Posted: 14/04/2012 at 00:58

They can't do any harm, they also help break down the compost.

Curly leaves on tomato plants...

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 18:45

It could well be due to cold weather my greenhouse thermometer has shown very low temperatures over the past couple of weeks. Also it sounds like you have potted them up too early you should only be planting them into large pots when the first flower opens, from the seedling stage you should gradually increase pot size up to about 3.5 Inch then plant into final growing pot when first flower opens.

when to take fuschia cuttings

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 16:57

Softwood cuttings can be taken any time throughout the summer, and semi-ripe fuchsia cuttings are taken in August And September. Within a year or two you should have flowering plants.


Posted: 13/04/2012 at 16:38

The best plant food for tomatoes is one of the proprietary tomato liquid feeds. Which you need to start using once the first truss has set and you can see the small fruit forming, then feed weekly to to every ten days or as instructions on the brand of feed you buy.

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