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The established Garden.

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 13:53

And anything that encroaches onto the grass and kills it is a bonus.



Posted: 04/06/2014 at 18:57
hogweed wrote (see)

I have just sown some white foxglove seeds as most of the ones in my garden now are pink. I would like to track down some yellow seed ............

Pleny on ebay.

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:46

I may save a couple of dozen champagne corks, I think.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:43

I have just sown my canturbury bells,  fox and lupins for next year, no need to soak first, just pop in a module, they will all come up, tough they are. I will pot on probably twice and plant out next spring.

I grew the apricot foxgloves last year from seeds, cos they were free in the mag, but next year I will expect them to be wild pink colour.

corn marigolds

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:17

I would like to see that when they bloom, have you no slugs up lotty?

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:39

Now Steve, you dont want to go walking in those hills, the Radon might kill you,


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 01:18

I always save the Richardii lobelia and make lots of cuttings for next year and save the seeds from Bacoppa, they germinate very easily. Apart from that, i gro all the contents of my baskets and tubs from seeds and cuttings, never buy anything.

Any idea what has been nibbling at my things?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 23:36

Its slugs, on some but about 6 little pellets will do, you dont need to use all those! The rose will be poisoned by the pellets.

This year, my garden has been plagued with tiny shiney green beetles, they are now mating and are everywhere, they lay tiny orange eggs on the undersides of leaves. The only consolation is that they dont chew the leaves all year and new leaves will be ok.

They start of just on sorrel then go to any plants, 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:03

Well, for instance, you wouldnt use slug pellets to kill greenfly, or spray greenfly killer on snails, so what is eating which plant?

New beds and couch grass

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:37

You dont need weedkiller, it will come out, even with weedkiller, if you dont zap every bit, or even if you do, it probably will come back later. 

I have used so much glyphosate on brambles and couch grass and its all back again.

The best way IMO is to keep digging out.


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