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MuddyFork


Latest posts by MuddyFork

Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 12:48

I think your first picture is a Eucalyptus.  The second does look like a smoke bush, Cotinus coggygria.

making leaf mould

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:33

I would make sure that the top is not covered as the leaves do need to get wet to speed rotting. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 09:54

Flobear, why not ask your neighbour if you could take a few cuttings.  I have never managed to get the seeds to germinate.

beetroot eaters

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 14:23

Slugs love beetroot so they could be the cause.

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. 

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

Poorly white grape vine

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