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Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:29

My favourite Wolf secateurs have just broken! (See page 1 of this thread). Apparently they have a 10 year guarantee, but of course I haven't still got the receipt. I wonder if they will accept the entry on my bank statement....I'll let you know how I get on.

Garden Contol

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:07

You can tackle the ivy now, pull out as much as you can by hand. Satisfying work on a chilly day! Glyphosate doesn't have much effect on ivy, I've found.

New allotment- what's this tree?

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:59

It looks like an apple to me.

Slate chipping

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:13

It's not slippery at all, but it is a really good substrate for weeds. I put it down on top of a membrane, but soil gets on to the paths and weeds spring up all over it. Bit like gravel, really.

For those who keep Chickens

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 19:12

Never heard of Carex flagellifera - had to look it up. It's from Australia/New Zealand and was probably introduced to the UK as an alien plant in wool. Does it make a good garden plant?

The only seed my chickens really go for is sweetcorn.

(un)Seasonal Flower

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:32

Mine has started flowering as well. That's despite the severe haircut it got a couple of months ago!

Galium odoratum

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:02

Asperula is a very old name for Galium odoratum.

help please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:30

It's an aphid. Squash them between thumb and finger, it's best not to spray edible plants.

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 23:08

Lots of the Osteospermums sold for summer bedding are tender and won't survive in the garden. There are some that are perennial, usually the one that is pale purple with a darker back to the petals - Osteospermum jucundum is the scientific name.

You could always plant yours out and enjoy it for a bit longer in the garden, and you might be lucky and see it again next year!

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:07

Many hardy annuals can be sown directly in the garden at this time of year. I've never had much success doing this, however!

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