MuddyFork


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Flooded Harden

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 13:09

Mrs G, there are  a large number of plants that survive, Astilbe, hardy geraniums, alchemilla mollis, astrantia, acers, ferns, primroses to name but a few.  I suppose that whilst it seems soggy for a long while to us the roots are probably not saturated for long periods.  I think I dislike the summers when the ground is so hard you can't pull or dig weeds out.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:07

Mrs G you have my commiserations, a large part of my garden is under 2 feet of water with our very own waterfall as the floods pour off the road over my raised bed.  It will be months before I can do any gardening in that area as we are on solid clay.  Not at all funny. 

Golden hops plant

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:48

I don't see why it wouldn't grow in a pot as long as you remember to feed and water it during the spring/summer. 

Fleurisa, they sprout from the roots which can travel quite a distance and are extermly difficult to cut.

Moles

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:39

I've spent 20 years trying to get rid of moles from my garden and although successfully sometimes they always come back.  I now believe the only sure fire way is to MOVE

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:05

MrsGarden a shredder does nothing to destroy the viability of acorns, I've tried it  The do say pigs clear them very effectively but not sure what the garden would look like afterwards.

Which is which please

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 16:13

Queen Victoria is the bright red one

Anyone recognise these?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 10:03

The second one looks like Thrift I'm not sure what it's latin name is

Chilli problem

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 10:22

If they got wet during bright sun it may be scorching.  You need to be very careful with watering in sunlight

pests

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 10:14

Sounds like you have been hit by Cabbage White butterfly caterpillars.  Swedes are part of the same family as sprouts so these caterpillars would go for both.  The swedes may grow some new leaves so leave them in the ground for a while longer but check regularly for the dreaded caterpillers.

identification-please---bugs

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 10:57

Looks like  Sloe Bugs to me, members of the shield bug family.  My book states they feed on 'Sloes and other berries' so could be a problem on raspberries

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