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Abundant Weed?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 11:38


Doves panic is over reaction

it is not japanese knotweed, now that is HELP!!!!

The seedlings are easily recognised and can be pulled up'  just leaving a few to flower, i love them. let the bees enjoy  them   then compost . as u said roots are so small its easy to pull up.


Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 11:24

Hi G F

Your grandad had the right idea,

but we have so many poisons today, one for every creature in the garden!

no wonder we have so few birds, all their food is poisoned!!

                 I dont use them, but i only grow flowers.



Hampton court show

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 10:34

   Hi Andy19

where do you go to recieve the beechgrove  Garden prog?

I am in the E midlands area and only get Monty and a bit  of gardening

 on the One Show !

WE do need more! when will those in charge listen?

Yucca pot plant help please

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:30

I would  open the blind, for the plant to see day light once in a while!

Be brave and chop it off about 9'' from base then9'' below leaves.

Repot in good compost with the tops too! water and pray!! discard the middle stem. 

I have done this with the Dragon tree and another large leaved plant it worked!

The stem made shoots and the top rooted.

                         ( If you get a fern plant they dont mind  low light levels.)

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:40

Hi nutcutlet

about the hogweed,

i had the smaller native one which i got rid of,  by cutting down to the ground then using one of the awful poisons (which i detest resorting to) then covering the stump with black plastic.   it may not work with the big one,but might be worth a try!  if it saves digging.

good luck

What is it?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:04

 yes i have planted it this year for the bees it is a very pretty blue.

i did a small wild flower area, this is about all that is growing in it! 

Mystery bugs

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:54

jim Macd

oh how nice to know others out there are more with nature , than the chemical companys!! 

Wildlife must come first .


Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:38

 i have grown them for years,  and this year they are free of rust! 

  But they have been attacked by snails!!   so one blight or the other!!

when i  rust on leaves i just removed them,didnt seem to effect the flowers.


        ( just make sure the fungicide won't harm insects )

Advice on my overgrown garden (inc pics!)

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 08:46

Hi MicheaL D

If you saw off the stumps as low as possible then you can put on

tree  stump killer but do( cover stump with polethene bag ) so that no wild life are effected by the poison!

normally i would not sugest poison but in this case' YOU NEED HELP!

          good luck.

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:27

 I was amazed recently to see a very small GC near me having plants delivered!

They have tea shop and nick- nacks to keep us going all year round.

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