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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Helleborus niger in family garden- too dangerous?

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 15:53

I would keep it, if you remove the flowers when they have died you won't get the seed heads.  I found that my children trampled plants rather than eat them

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 15:49

I've tried barley straw in my pond without any luck, sorry to disappoint

Helping plants through Winter

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 14:37

Unless they forecast another really cold & wet winter I wouldn't need bring these plants inside.  As already said, move to a sheltered area.  If possible lift the pots off the ground using something like pot feet to ensure that they can drain freely.

green pond

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 09:43

I have a large Koi pond that I battle to keep clear.  I have been told it is partly caused by having too many fish.  I have a large specialist swimming pool filter, have tried barley straw, chemicals and UV lights and nothing works.  The plus factor of green water is that the herons can't see the fish so don't try fishing them out. 

Living with Ground Elder

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 11:39

I have managed to get on top of this horrid plant by a mix of digging it out and Roundup weedkiller.  It still pops up every so often but now can quickly be dealt with

how do I add someone to my ignore list?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 14:52

You need to go to a  post that they have made and put your cursor over the picture next to their name.  A box appears giving you the option to send them a message or to ignore them.  Click on ignore. 

WHAT PLANT

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 12:15

I agree with Gary

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 14:59

Roundup should be able to kill this off, not sure if it is available in France.  You need a weed killer containing Glyphosate which will be taken up by the plants and kill the roots.  It only works when the plant is actively growing and may take a couple of goes if the foliage is dense.  I would try cutting down all the foliage and then in spring next year gong over the new growth of weed killer.

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 12:58

The ripening banana gives of ethylene gas which helps the tomato to ripen so not sure that just the skin would have the same effect

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 15:07

I have put a ripe banana on the growbag my tomatoes are growing in and they have now started to ripen.  Worth giving it a try.

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Runner beans

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Cucumber seedlings

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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 22:28

Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Last Post: 18/07/2012 at 06:37

Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 16:49

Poorly white grape vine

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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 19:58
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