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potato sack compost

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:38

You shouldn't use it for potatoes again to avoid disease buildup.  What I do is refill the bags with soil from my veg plot and  put the used compost there to replace what I have just taken.  I add chicken manure to improve the fertility.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 12:03

I'd pick them as they ripen, cook them and freeze for use in sauces later in the year.  At least that way they don't go to waste.

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 16:29

Slugs don't touch them in my garden

Lemon tree

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 13:37

Lemon trees do lose leaves throughout the year but you should check the underside of the leaves just where they connect to the branch as you may have scale insect.  They are small flat round shapes.  If you have them you need to remove them, gently rubbing with your fingers should do it for a minor case.  I'm not sure if there is a chemical solution available

Not Flowered

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 14:04

They do seem to wait until year 2 to flower but it's not too late in the year for flowers to appear.  I have one clump where the buds are just beginning to show.

help find a fig tree

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 11:01

You could try googling it.  This site looks useful  http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/fig-trees-tips-and-advice-on-how-to-grow-fig-bushes-in-uk-gardens/.

I use to have a Brown Turkey fig that did very well but it was in a pot in full sun and in Hampshire so not sure how it whether it would be good in Wales.

 

name that plant

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 12:58

I agree with Gary.  Handle the flower stems when finished very carefully as the spines are viscious and will pierce a normal gardening glove.  It may self seed.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 15:34

maybe they are gardening

Invasive plants to avoid

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 11:04

I would like to add Evening Primrose.  I introduced one plant into my garden and I am overrun by it now.  I reckon every seed ever produce by the plant has germinated.

Concrete layer in flower bed area - what can I do?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 13:07

As it's an old cottage it is possible that the concrete is to cap a well if it's close to the kitchen.

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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