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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:12

There seem to be a lot of second nests this year, so please be careful about doing hedges for a while.

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 10:53

Aspect can make several weeks' difference.

Under Attack!

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:08

Lyn,

You have to be very careful, I agree. I'm still having trouble identifying from the picture - looks a bit like alkanet or comfrey, in which case a bit of short-term yellowing will be worthwhile!

Under Attack!

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:15

I'd paint the leaves with glyphosate, mow the lawn normally and wait for results, although it might take several summers. 

Cows in garden

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:36

Does the farmer even know what his beasts are doing? Just have a quiet word with him about your garden, and try to find a non-threatening way of introducing a timescale into the conversation.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:12

As invasive species go, it's about the easiest to deal with. Very shallow-rooted annual, so simply pull it out with the root, give it a crush to break the stem and then put it somewhere to dry out. If you (and the neighbours, Dove!) do it now, and again in a month's time you should get rid of it in two summers. Whatever you do, don't let it flower and seed.

home-made-plant-supports

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 22:40

They work a treat and are barely visible.

Drainage issues

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 20:56

Approach the council - they have responsibilities.

Drainage issues

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:01

Who's in charge of these allotments?

House martins

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:30

Sounds good - send us a picture richi

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