Maggie jones

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Shade container

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:59

thank you all.

pyrocanthus soil change

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:55

I am renovating a garden which has/had many pyrocanthus.

I have hacked some back and some I must remove.

I think I read somewhere that pyrocanthus can change the chemistry of the surrounding soil - but cannot find an online reference to this.  Maybe it was another shrub that does this.

I shall test the soil before replanting .

Anyone have the answer.

thank you

Shade container

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:14

Thank You,  Obelixx and Fairygirl.

Shade container

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:08

I would like to plant up a steel winter container with pink and purple plants that will be in shade

the container is 30 x 30 x 75cm long.

Any ideas on which plants ?

Everlasting Spinach....( And Chard )

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:40

Just cutting down last years spinach which has started to grow vigorously.  Is it worth freezing? raw its a bit tough.

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:29

And cheaper too!  Thanks Dove

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 09:00

Hair Gel.  because ivy leaf is waxy it just sheds the poison.  Water off a ducks back. To make it stick I have mixed the neat glyphosphate with a tub of cheap hair gel and painted on with brush.

Also find the main stem(s) drill down through the bark and dropper in the weed killer.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 17:57

What amazing weather today.  Well chosen.  Hope you had a great day.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 15:44

AAAggghhhh!  I will not be able to make it tomorrow after all.   So sorry but I have been struggling to get an engineer/electrician to fix my immersion heater which only produces luke warm water and now he says he can come tomorrow and I just need hotwater. 

So sorry not to meet you and please pass apologies on to all.   But I shall be outside the 5 Bells tomorrow morning as planned just to say hi.   If Nut Cutlet brings the hideous plant I shall pop along to yours over the weekend to pick it up.

Crossing fingers for the weather for you all.


Homemade Cloches

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 11:01

Last year I made netted, for the 3m x 1.5m for the veg beds from timber frame with water pipe fixed in,  netting over the top - no bird damage great,

This year I am going to cover one cloche in poly tunnel plastic.  I have seen polythene tunnels advertised with quite big holes punched into the polythene. Why is this Should I do the same?

Also with the high winds we are experiencing how am I going to stop it blowing away ?

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Discussions started by Maggie jones

pyrocanthus soil change

Can pyrocanthus change the soil below? 
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Last Post: 22/08/2016 at 12:00

Shade container

Stainless steel winter container. What plants pink and purple. 
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Last Post: 22/08/2016 at 11:59

Planting grafted things

Sarah Ravens video 
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Last Post: 22/01/2016 at 13:37

killing bamboo not wild life

how to remove running bamboo from around a pond. 
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Talkback: Three tips for growing amaryllis

I have seen a huge clump of pink amaryllis, well it looks like an amaryllis, growing in a very sheltered south facing neglected front garden... 
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ideal potato soil

Changing soil to Irish type 
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Lime flower bee food

What to plant to offset tree trimming 
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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 20:50

Old damson trees

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Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 00:14

Mystery plants

I have two shrubby like plants which have naturalised, I would like help identifying them. 
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