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horsetail weed

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:49

I have seen Horsetail growing through tarmac! It is a nasty, but I had an allotment that had loads (didn't know as I took the plot in winter) - when I dug I pulled as much root as possible and a fellow allotmenteer said ' never let it see Monday'...  as suggested I hoed and pulled regularly, never completely got rid of it but had some amazing crops from the plot.

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:29

Not near me, so not the GC I was thinking of.   Sorry I can't be of more help, still think it could be some sort of Juniper, but really not sure. I do hope you find out what they are. Good luck.


Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:18

I must admit my first thought was Thuja... the GC you mention is that in G/O ? Not sure where you are but we have a centre nearby that did show at Chelsea a few years ago... Have you asked at the GC or have you just looked for something similar?

Cane tops

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 23:40

Corks from wine bottles are great, but sadly most are screw bottles these days.v

Rehoming peonies and rhubarb - help!

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 23:36

Not a great time to move them tbh, cut hem back but dig up as much root as possible, leave until the last minute, and place in black plastic bags. make sure they are moist. As soon as you can replant in their new homes, make sure you feed the ground with fish ,blood and bone ,or growmore and make sure they don't dry out until autumn. Good luck.

Plants for bathrooms

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:32

I agree with Mike, re accumulation of dust, I always solved this by putting the plants out in the rain to wash it all off (not cold rain though) I grew a Tradescantia for years in my bathroom, with fairly low light levels, just put it out for a wash in the rain every now and then....Agree other recommendations, Ferns and Orchids.. Good luck whatever you choose.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:08

It makes you wonder why you bother! But we always find a way us gardeners ...  Buy a cheap pack of chilli pepper powder, sprinkle on the plants that they seem to like and hopefully, they will sneeze and sneeze and move on to someone elses treasures.  If it rains you have to reapply - worth a try - I am bugged by muntjacs, rabbits and the usual slugs and snails....It's still worth the effort though - I am finding plants the muntjacs don't like

Should my toad lily be showing signs of life?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 00:04

I bought an established plant last year, very pot bound so split it - both pots are now showing good growth - I am in the South East and we had a very mild winter - they can be very late to show, so don't give up hope yet... If in a pot, tip out and look at the roots, if in the ground, just wait and see. Good luck.

Leather Jackets

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 15:04

Thanks, I will give it a feed to help it along.... I would love chickens, but don't think they would last long with the cats around!  

Leather Jackets

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 00:16

Thank you - much appreciated - will try to get as many of the beggars that I can - brooms as that ready  .

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