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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:09

Can I spray off sumac suckers with glyphosate or will it affect the parent tree ?

Australian Swamp Stonecrop

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:54

That's what we've had to do till now.... as a couple of Oldies this is back -breaking and I s'pose I am hoping there's an easier way ! As we've been flooded all winter I am only now able to see the pond back at it's normal level... none of the winter reed clearing has been possible and now it's really too late in many cases. 

Australian Swamp Stonecrop

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 15:31

We have a large wildlife pond which has become clogged with this type of stonecrop.It seems thst pulling it out can actually spread it as it is fragile and any bits that snap off will quickly regrow. We have carp , newts , dragonfly larva .. all sorts of wildlife and I am nervous of using a glyphosate herbicide for this reason as well as it being difficult as 99% of the plants are underwater. Any advice ?

tree disease

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 11:11

Thanks for that.... a relief about the chestnuts. I have ash and rowan .... do rowan not get it ?

tree disease

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 09:15

We have a number of ash and Horse chestnut trees on our property.

So far the ash are fine but I will be looking out for die back next year.

The chestnuts have bleeding canker and I am dreading losing them ... should I have them removed now to prevent fiurther spread or can I enjoy my trees for a few more years. I really need expert advice on this 

beetroot eaters

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 13:22

Has anyone else had this problem ? I think it's mice. Out of the whole crop only 2 roots unaffected.... some so badly eaten that there's virtually nothing left undergroud. I've dug them all up ...a very dispiriting sight they make !

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 13:20

I , too , running short of the Brandywines . I gave them a lot of nurturing yesterday and they usually respond with an end of season flourish and there are still some flowers.... at least they're getting some sun now !

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 11:39

italophile... if you're there. Got message 2 but not the 1st.I can't reply as i can't find the "validate recipient" button .....i'm a bit of a novice !sorry.

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 16:36

That looks delicious and ... yes i would love to try all 3. How to go about it ?

Plenty of time to work it out before next spring !

Many thanks 


best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 14:53

Maud...was the variety called pomodora or was is just an Italian tomato ? sounds good. Here I am planning next years while still up to my ears in this crop !

Discussions started by jo17

Soldaki tomatoes

Seed sharing 
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Last Post: 17/09/2015 at 18:12

New planting

Transplanting time ? 
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Last Post: 27/08/2015 at 21:00

broad bean problem

flowers shrivelled and black 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 19:17

sweet peas

disappearing flower heads 
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Last Post: 04/06/2015 at 19:31

invasive pond plant

Australian Stone Crop 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 15:06


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Last Post: 16/10/2014 at 15:42

melianthus major

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Last Post: 15/10/2014 at 14:33

evergreen shrub die-back

Laurels, Choisia and Eleagnus dying off 
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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 16:26

Flooded daffodils

will they ever flower again? 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 16:50


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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 12:39

Australian Swamp Stonecrop

How to control this very invasive plant 
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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 15:54

tree disease

Should I remove remove diseased trees at the first signs ? 
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Last Post: 05/11/2012 at 12:03

beetroot eaters

almost all my beetroot have been nibbled 
Replies: 11    Views: 1248
Last Post: 22/09/2012 at 09:59

best flavoured tomatoes

brandywine flavour with more fruit and fewer problems 
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Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 23:30

discoloured cauliflower leaves

The outer leaves of all my cauliflowers are all going orange What's going on ? 
Replies: 3    Views: 818
Last Post: 21/07/2012 at 14:05
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