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What to do...

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:36

I sympathise Mac. Get some permanent planting in as soon as you can and mulch round it. Digging is a killer for your back and a lot of it can be avoided.

Check out 'no-dig gardening' 

Frost proofing plants & pots

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:31

They're pretty hardy. Your house and eaves will give a lot of protection. Unless the temperatures drop very low for a long time you should be OK. Have you got a garage or shed to put it in when it's really cold? There aren't many really cold days per winter. 

Bubble wrap around the pot is to protect the roots. 

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:21

A right b....... that stuff. How much live growth have you got to deal with?

Hard plants to grow from seed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:20

Give us an idea of what you're after Echo.

This site has a lot of info on seeds and germination requirements and will help with the neccessary research


What's this?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:14

Janey, you never said whether the leaves smell of anything, with or without pinching them.

I don't think it's mirabilis, I grow that most years

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:07

I never came back after you enlarged the pics Peter. I'm sure these people are right. Although I've seen JKW, and sympathised with those who have it, it's always been someone else's problem to deal with


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:53

No, they need to ripen on the plants before they dry of. You may be able to dry them and they might go brown but they won't be ripe and ready to grown

What to do...

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 11:09

If you have big enough pots to spread the roots out I think that would work very well. Then you can clear ground and in spring do any splitting required

bareroot trees and roses.where to get them from online.

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:50

What sort of trees are you looking for cotty?

I have used this company and I've seen it recommended by others on the forum

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:52

I think clearing it out will be done in stages fidget. Then the inhabitants can move way as the tools move in. 

You like newts Jim? Did you see the pics I posted of the newts under the seed trays earlier in the year?

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