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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Irrigation systems

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:59

There is a porous hose on the market which I have had some success watering a difficult to reach flower border.  You bury  it about half an inch below the surface.  I'm not sure if it would be able to provide the amount of water vegetables need to grow well


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 11:19

David Austin have one called "Champagne Moment" which might fit the bill

Hello guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 11:49

I'll have to change my pedigree for a moggy immediately.  Having been underwater for nearly 2 weeks I thought I'd be free of moles for a while, but no - 4 new hills overnight  

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 10:21

I use nematodes in my potato bags as I fill them with ordinary garden soil which may contain slug eggs.  So far I have had no slug damage to the potatoes but they are expensive.

Problem solving

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:01

Paul, try the RHS website as it has loads of help and advice.


Flooded Harden

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 13:09

Mrs G, there are  a large number of plants that survive, Astilbe, hardy geraniums, alchemilla mollis, astrantia, acers, ferns, primroses to name but a few.  I suppose that whilst it seems soggy for a long while to us the roots are probably not saturated for long periods.  I think I dislike the summers when the ground is so hard you can't pull or dig weeds out.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:07

Mrs G you have my commiserations, a large part of my garden is under 2 feet of water with our very own waterfall as the floods pour off the road over my raised bed.  It will be months before I can do any gardening in that area as we are on solid clay.  Not at all funny. 

Golden hops plant

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:48

I don't see why it wouldn't grow in a pot as long as you remember to feed and water it during the spring/summer. 

Fleurisa, they sprout from the roots which can travel quite a distance and are extermly difficult to cut.


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:39

I've spent 20 years trying to get rid of moles from my garden and although successfully sometimes they always come back.  I now believe the only sure fire way is to MOVE


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:05

MrsGarden a shredder does nothing to destroy the viability of acorns, I've tried it  The do say pigs clear them very effectively but not sure what the garden would look like afterwards.

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Shield Bugs

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Runner beans

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Cucumber seedlings

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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