Latest posts by MuddyFork

Small earth mounds on lawn

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 11:30

They could be molehills. If you clear away the soil you may find the hole that the mole pushed the soil you of.  I try to push as much of the soil as possible back into the run.

Dalhlias - winter care

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 20:09

You can split the tubers but each bit MUST have a bud.  It's easier to see in the spring when the new growth starts.  I take mine out of pots for the winter as I can check the tubers for Vine weevil grubs that love dahlia tubers and will eat them

Using scarified lawn thatch as mulch over Dahlia beds

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 17:29

Home composting is unlikely to kill the seed.  Our domestic heaps just don't get hot enough 

ID please

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 16:15

I'd go for the darker one as it is older wood.  It would be worth a quick check to see how many branches it has higher up in case it leaves an odd shape.


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 17:59

Do not put nettle roots or seeds in as they can survive in homemade compost so you could end up spreading them around you garden

Hollow courgettes

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 14:42

Thanks Dove, probably down to watering.  Since we went to metered water I try not to use too much.

Hollow courgettes

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 14:01

Some of my healthy looking courgettes are actually hollow.  There is no sign of any pest damage.  Does anyone know what may be the cause?

Plant ID help - friend or foe ?!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:13

It's a foe but I can't remember it's name.

Plants identity

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:40

The first is a Scabiosa


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 14:56

Feeding them would not hurt.  You could also pick off the owner leaves to make them look a bit better.  They should regrow new leaves

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Plant id

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Hollow courgettes

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Over wintering a Water Lily

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Plant id please

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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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