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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:40

Do you dead head as soon as they start to fade. I have never fed pansies but then i am not much of a one to keep putting stuff on the ground, except compost. Homemade that is.

Are they watered enough, it has been dry.

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:34

It didnt work on celandine in my garden, I sprayed it on, it all died, brill,... next year it was all up again.

I have also found the same with brambles, i dug it all out, but a few roots were right in under the bank, having died with the glysophate, they are now all shooting out again. Nature is hard!

Weedkillers for weeds under mature trees, to leave trees unaffected..

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:00

None fromme,  Not keen on chemical wedkillers, I dig by hand until the weeds are gone. I took over the garden I have now and it was covered in bramble, stinging nettle and ground elder, all gone now.

Poorly Courgettes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:26

The plants are going to sprawl out about 4ft, its recommended to plant them out at 4 to 5 ft apart, in both directions, have you allowed plenty of room, you always get soggy ones first, they will come but need lots of water.

I grow 4 in an 8 x 8 bed. They are huge.

Needing some advice on weed and feed please :)

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:13

I found the only one that really worked on ours was Westland lawn feed weed and moss killer.

More worms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:46

Back to the OP, you dont need worms in your compost bins, people on here have bins with solid bottoms on concrete, cant remember who it was off hand.

Compost is made by bacterias, and microbe thingys.

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:58

I hate them ever since one went through all my rare breed chickens, mums and babies. Not to eat, just to massacre.

Mystery climbing gernaium

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:31

I have Apple blossom but I dont find it at all hardy where I live. It hates the wet and if rain gets on it the flowers just turn brown, its always kept in the conservatory.

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:28

They do say that they only last for 6 weeks then you need to apply more, and this was true in my garden.

They work really well but as my garden is big, i just couldnt afford them this year. 

You can apply them now, but as we are in for a dry spell, you will need to dampen the ground and keep them watered until they establish.

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:19

Is that a miniature type, mine grew to at least 4ft in every direction, with leaves more that a foot accross, they were like trees. I am not growing them this year, they just took up too much space.

Would be nice to find one suitable for a pot.

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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extra nitrogen

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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