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Latest posts by MuddyFork

Bay Tree trouble

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 16:40

It could be Bay sucker, the damaged areas dry up and turn brown.  Leaves may also curl up.  You may find small nymphs on the underside of the leaves. There is no cure, just remove the affected leaves.

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:50

I think it's a Kerria Japonica

Plant ID help please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:56

It could be a Campanula, bellflower.

Spawn 2014

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:09

I had 14 frogs in my pond earlier today and first spawn recorded.  I'm in northHampshire

Plant ID's please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:04

The grass one looks more like a reed than grass. 

Old Grow bags - not used

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:59

If they have been stored somewhere dry they should be OK.  If they have spent the winter wet it's possible that any nutrients in them will have washed out so not much good for growing plants on but great as a mulch for the garden

help with difficult planting conditions

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:32

Cornus and Salix would give add winter colour and both will tolerate clay and shade

Potatoes

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:55

I use soil taken from my veg patch mixed with homemade compost to fill my bags.  I generally put 5 first early tubers in each bag.  One year I initially part filled the bags and then 'earthed up' by adding more compost as the stems grew.  Second year I put all the compost in at once and buried the potatoes at about 18".  There didn't seem to be any difference in the final crop.  I start mine off towards the end of March and feed with tomato feed from May onwards. 

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

Rose

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 11:19

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

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Runner beans

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 12:21

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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Last Post: 17/07/2012 at 14:28

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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