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spring is coming

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:14

Thanks for your replies.

I did not put any of them out yet and I am glad having received your advise.

We will get minus tempereatures at night over the weekend!

spring is coming

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 16:28


Now that we finally have more friendly weather and temperatures are on the rise, I was wondering whether it is the right time to get in the spring outside mood.

I housed two chestnut trees and a cala lily over winter inside and am wondering if it is the right time to put them outside - or will it be too early?

The chestnut trees were "planted" by squirrels in our garden last year and I decided to further grow them in pots. I have applied slow release fertilizer last weekend.

We are in South-East England.




help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:58

wow, what a transformation!

did you also put a new fence?

can't wait to get a quote from our builder for the wall!

then the roots and plant cannot come from underneath and between the fence anymore!

at the end where the fence ajoins, I will take great care nothing starts to come over in the first place!


help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 09:49

I read about the problems with japanese knotweed. that's really scary!

problem with the bindweed is, though: i can't spray it, as it is on the neighbour's side, growing there every year more and more, as they do not remove it!

I think, I'll call the council, just to enquire, whether they are obliged to keep it away from my garden and if sth can be done about it.

apart from it, we might go the drastic route of building a wall there and remove the wood cladded fence!

i hope it is not going to be too expensive!


Posted: 22/07/2013 at 13:05

thank you all

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 10:17

I meant, I was looking for organic treatment, as I do not want chemicals go into the pumpking fruit, which we then eat.

the pumpkin did not produce fruits yet and if the aphids stay on, the plant won't have enough energy to produce fruits, no?

I am quite new to veggie gardening

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 10:13

yes, aphids, I meant. sorry, I am not native speaker

read about the soap, but was not sure which soap is best...

also read about onion and banana peel.

I put banana peel in the soil and sprayed the leaves with juice extracted from onion. hope this will be good?

did anyone try this before?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:47

we have plant lice on our pumpkin plant and I am not sure what to do, as we intend to it the pumpkin later on.

does anyone have advise?


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:24

tried Algon on one slate and painted fence with colour sample

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 10:55

Also I will next time digging the roots out, open them up and put the glysophate directly on there!

With all your help and advice I am very positive now, I will win the battle

Thank you!

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