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Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:02

Hi  Hazel, I think Monty Don always recommends Hazel poles when he grows his giant sunflowers.

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 17:31

Hi Hazel, yes I think you are right about the viola seeds, never had them before. Looks like I have some tedious weeding to get on with.

Thanks for your reply.

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:34

Thanks Nutcutlet, Dovefromabove and BobTheGardener for your views,  I will let it grow for a few weeks and let you know.????

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:05

 hi, can anyone identify this- it's popping up all over my garden. I think it's chick weed but not sure? It easily pulls up and it's just got a thin white stem to it. 

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 21:38

hi AK I think it would have to be a senser maybe fitted into a band of some sort that wraps or ties around the handle of whatever tool you are using.

Most garden hand tools either have a hole in the handle or groves around the handle to secure some string or tie for hanging up in the shed.

oooh it's not going to be easy is it?



Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 18:19

Hi, the thing that bugs me is wasted time looking for my trowel or the little fork or whatever tool I have put down and forgotten were ?..

im thinking if you could make something to stick on the tool you are useing, while you have a small device in your pocket which you can press and make your tool bleep when you've lost it??

Name this plant

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:39

Hi just to say a big thank you to everyone for helping me to recognise this plant/tree as a Rhus.

On  further reading about Rhus, I think I will admire the plant from afar, the problem with suckers sound like an absolute nightmare.

so thanks for your help much appreciate.

Name this plant

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 22:30

Hi can anyone name this plant off my description please. 

Its  a small tree, I've seen some a couple of feet in growth and some four or five feet in growth.

I've seen it growing with one or sometimes two thin trunks, it's leaves are shaped like whisteria as in they are short strips grown along the centre stem, but are overall larger than whisteria, at this time of year the leaves are changing to a lovely red and orange colour.

what us this

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 15:32

Thanks Dovefromabove, that solves it then????

what us this

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 14:57

Hi everyone, regarding the Jude's Ear, fungus growing in between flagstones.

Dovefromabove, you asked me if there was some wood nearby, well I checked the area and the only wood  within three feet of the fungi is my shed so it's not that.

However, I was discussing the fungi with my hubby and he said he was sawing a lot of wood in that area some months back and the sawdust will have settled in the cracks of the paving slabs so maybe the fungi grew on this ???

Can anyone say if this is likely??


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Does anybody know name of this plant

I've had this plant for a couple of years and it's just been Green stappy then this year it has shot up this lovely pink shoot which has formed this flower head with small green buds inside?? 
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