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what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:46

Plant the bulbs Connie, they'll come through that OK

ID this plant please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:45

Are these hardy? I've never tried them because I thought they were not

The only really healthy looking ones I've seen are lurking under the GH shelving in a friend's nursery

Help identifying loathsome weed

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 22:16

I think that's green alkanet, Pentaglossis sempervirens, but it might be one of the comphreys. it doesn't make much difference really, both are hard to deal with. You can't get the whole root out, roots go down a very long way and break off when you dig.

I'd just keep mowing them off but I don't care for a pristine lawn. I'm sure someone will advise re herbicide


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 20:22

 Sycamore moth caterpillar, one of ours

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:44

I mowed most of the meadow, a small area needs the Allen scythe (tomorrow). Now, when the leaves fall, I can admire the carpets of yellow beneath the trees. This assuming they fall in calm weather rather than the howling gale that deposits them all in one of the ponds.

Dug up a poor buddleia with a view to widening a path. Realised why poor doer, roots hadn't broken out from the pot-bound specimen I planted years ago.


Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:35

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 09:00

They'll be out next summer Alver

What kind of plant is this?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 20:38

One of the spiraeas I think

Garden Shredders - tough enough ?

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 18:16


for breaking up compost?

I do what Bob does but with size 5s if the bag is still closed. If it's open I prod it with a fork until it gives in

Hormone rooting powder

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 18:12

Catherine, I know that feeling so well

Discussions started by nutcutlet

coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 20:53

not water mint

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Last Post: 17/09/2015 at 20:18

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Last Post: 23/09/2015 at 15:19

Today's trip

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Last Post: 04/09/2015 at 09:59

ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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Elgood's Brewery garden

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Ammi majus

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Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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