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Talkback: Brambles

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 00:49

You are right Lizzie, rotivator not really a good idea, same if you have ground elder. Try to dig them out if you can. 

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 00:46

The advantage of planting in pots is that you dont have the dreaded green leaves going soggy in the garden when you want to plant other stuff in there.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 00:42

Anybody awake ?





Posted: 07/01/2015 at 00:38

 Hello O of 7, welcome to the site, I would absolutely agree about buying the begonias in plug form,  I have grown them from seed but hardly had enough for any use. Buy the plugs in March, pot them up then pot on again before planting out afer all frosts have gone. 

When they have finished flowering, you can save the corms for next year. Well worth the extra money to do it that way.

Talkback: Brambles

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:26

I found the only way was to keep cutting them back and digging them out, now I can catch them when they are small. Glyphosate didnt touch them, just killed the leaves then they shot out again with a vengeance, so after several sprays, not doing any good,  I just dig.

Parsnip problems!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:17

I would have said too much feed in the soil as well, just going by the hairy rooty bits.

My alstromeira keep growing

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:10

Gosh! I would be absolutely thrilled if something just kept growing especially when they had been frosted several times, what sort of help do you need, if you really dont want them, just put them out in the open garden or in the compost bin,

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:01

My woodpecker has just come back, they breed in the garden and bring their young, then they are gone for months. 

Just the usual here.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:34

How cold Lizzie, I always thought of France as a warm country.

Its 7c outside at the moment and full sunshine, makes the winter seem shorter when you have a nice day.

I have some more fuchsia cuttings to pot on, they are growing away really well this year, when I have changed beds and got the washing in, I wil be off to the greenhouse, loverly jubbly! I love the greenhouse work.

Frank, please send Joanne down here I need some serious housework done, never been my thing, housework, (I love cleaning windows!)  always tidy though, I do the whirlwind bit, usuall before bed time, dont like getting up a mess. 

I am pleased to be retired, although I am self employed so can work when I choose, which isnt in the winter, fortunately, Gold leaf doesnt take in the cold weather.

The jobs just stack up for the Spring!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 09:22

I think I may phone the doctor, or maybe the district nurses, there seems no point in keep giving anti biotics, a nebuliser or physio sounds mord like it.

The problem is that she wont walk about, she ralled round a bit before Christmas and decorated her tree but was too puffed to do anything else, she walks for less than 5 minutes in 24 hours, so all her day is spent either laying in bed, sofa or comfy chair.

She just will not have it when I say she would be better sitting up or little stroll up and down the passage.

Thank you for all the suggestions, Dove, never feel you are giving unwanted help, I am sure your advise is sound and you know more than me,


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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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