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Tomato roots as weedkiller

Posted: Yesterday at 11:25

The book says that, to surpress weeds, mainlty couch grass, you could better plant tomatoes or spray with an extract of their roots then use a chemical weedkiller. It would be a pity if it didn't work, because it would be very cheap 

Tomato roots as weedkiller

Posted: Yesterday at 10:52

One of my old-fashioned gardening books says you could use an extract of tomato roots as an organic weedkiller. Has anyone ever tried it? And how do I make an extract of tomato roots???

Tomato roots as weedkiller

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:10

One of my old-fashioned gardening books says that an extract of tomato roots will act as an organic weedkiller. Has anyone ever tried this?

runner beans, healthy plants, few beans!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:54

May be problems with the pollination? Are there enough honey bees around?

Tulip - Prins Willem Alexander

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:10

Verberghe in Holland supplies it -http://www.verberghe.nl/index.php/details/1444/Voorjaarsbloeiende+bloembollen/Tulpen/Triumph-tulpen/Tulp+Prins+Willem+Alexander.htm 

dividing drumstick primulas

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 14:55

I believe the best time to divide any Primula is just after flowering.

But I'm not completely sure...

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:38

Cyclamen coum will probably like it there. It will flower from December through to the beginning of March, even with heavy snow. There are purple, pink and white ones. I grow them on clay myself, and they do very well here. 

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:11

In Holland, we know them as 'soldaatjes', little soldiers. May be English redcoats?

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:55

Thank you all!

LesleyK: it's not my own photograph, it's from the internet...

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:16

They are on the leaves and stems, mating like mad.

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Red bugs on fartichokes

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Potting on Cyclamen

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Canna virus?

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