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seed share

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 13:53

you should have got variegated honesty and yellow rattle. There's plenty of honesty and I'll go and see if there's some more rattle. It's the sort of plant where you can always find a bit more.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 13:50


seed share

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 13:46

fb I thought I sent you some yellow rattle. Did you get any seeds from me? you should have done by now. I'll see if there's any more out there

I'm more than capable of sending the wrong seeds to the wrong person

seed share

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 12:18

Good idea Diddy, I'll fish it out of the shed and get it to pose for the camera.

Can I have some giant hyssop and some sea holly please? I'll pm you my address, maybe I already have, I'll check. I sent you some seeds but have you got all you wanted from me. I've lost track a bit. I got more organised with it as we moved on but wasn't very organised to start with. 

I have envelopes waiting for seeds to ripen for cotty and gardenfantic. Everyone else should have got what they asked for. let me know if not

Should I replant my Laurel hedge?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 09:41

There's an excellent book called 'Rejuvenating a Garden' by Stephen Alderton'. He recommends your half at a time method. 

If you do find any branches developing yellow/brown leaves and dying back next year, cut them out before it spreads. I didn't take action quickly enough.

You're not likely to kill it. We re-chopped one that had got a lot of die back, right back to base, this spring. It's already a metre high.

Digging out would be a major job and new plants take a lot longer to achieve a barrier

Should I replant my Laurel hedge?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 09:22

If I was going to cut a laurel back to no leaves I'd cut it back to base in spring. I've had trouble with further die back from cutting higher up.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 08:51

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 08:43

But I can't ID the yellow thing Stacey

Can I plant near a septic tank?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 23:14

I think the e. coli thing is from contaminated water on the actual plant, it's always leafy plants that the reports are about, salads and things eaten raw. the contents of the septic tank don't get spread around in theory, In practice  I know a lot of people that use the contents on the garden. It's your own sh.......... and hopefully you haven't got e coli.

we've been septic tank drained for over 20 years and the only problem has been getting the soakaway to soak away on our rather stodgy soil. I think we're the only house around that hasn't got a ditch to drain it into (illegal but done)

Can I plant near a septic tank?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 23:03

No problem Charlie but I wouldn't plant anything very big very close or you may find other problems. Having said that, there are large willows not far from mine, both been there 60 years + and no trouble. A couple of cherry trees on the other side, fruiting fine and nice cherries if we beat the birds to them. No taste of detergent

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