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Plant ID Help Please

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 17:47
FloBear wrote (see)

A weed is a flower in the wrong place,
according to poet Ian Emberson - and I agree with him!


Very true,but how many flowers do you want in the wrong place,this one can spread very rapidly

Plant ID Help Please

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 22:40

Willow herb,it's a weed pull it out asap, grab hold as near to the ground as possible and the whole thing complete with roots should come out in one.

Take a look here--

The right hand picture  will help you  indentify it while still small and gets chance to flower and go to seed.

Fiskars Weed Removing Tool

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 13:13

With 500 sq metres of lawn, I find mine invaluable,yes it can leave some root behind,but seems to depend on the soil conditions,comes out better when the soil is dampish underneath.

Talkback: How to build a raised bed

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 13:01

Not totally level, some of the Allotments around here are built on a slope,one in particular has 6 raised beds around 12 foot long which will be about 2 to 3 foot lower at one end.  He does appear to grow some amazing crops on his system, I asked him once while passing about the slope , he said he does have to keep working the soil back up to the top now and then.

Blue stone

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 12:42

Don't know how true,it seems to have been talked about since 2009.


Here's an interesting link on a similar line,although this is in Ireland,here they are talking about a ban on home made recipes.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:44

It's been horrible since March really,I've only had to water spuds in containers once since planting, even after the last three good days they are still wet in the bottom,usually at his time of the year I would be watering daily.


Posted: 15/06/2012 at 18:17

Paper sacks can sometimes be obtained from your local Fish and chip shop,or Ebay.


Posted: 15/06/2012 at 18:13

West Yorkshire Born and Bred.


Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:40

Put "growing potatoes in sand" in Google you'll get a lot of answers.

Soft seed potatoes

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 13:30

Doing fine thanks David, could just do with this weather drying up a little, I reckon my 'earlies' are about a fortnight behind this year,might just find enough for six of us on Fathers Day.

It was only yesterday I discovered the BBC site had closed down,it was one of your posts which pointed me over here.



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Can anyone tell me what this is?

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