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Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 17:23

Only just turned over the last week -

 last year-



Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:39

Usually about 4 times the amount I planned to spend!

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:31

They rooted in no time and I'm not renowned for looking after plants too carefully. Couldn't be easier.

I keep the little g/house frost free if/when the frost arrives, so hoping for a good salvia forest next year!

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:18

I took cuttings in sept and have kept them in my little unheated g/house. So far so good-


Bonsai in a barbecue ice bucket

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 08:44

Where I walk my dog there's an area with about 150 oak saplings. They're all smothered in mildew again this year. But they seem to come back fine each year.

Maybe it's a bit like acne.....

Tree identification

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:00

It may be Malus (crab-apple) Red Sentinel

there's some info here-

Lovely tree - it'll be smothered in flowers next spring

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 20:22

I'd go for Windows 7.
Now that support has ceased for XP, Win7 is the next best option.
I'm not a fan of Win8 even with the new makeover.
Win10 I think will be available in a year or so.

A good place to look is the Dell Outlet site - I paid £800 for top spec PC (I'm not a gamer so have no need for a fancy and expensive graphics card) but has 3TB disk, 24GB RAM and 3.2GHz i7 processor. It is also very quiet when running which is important to me.

Breather Bags/Air Pruning

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:56

I don't know if airpots would suit your purpose.

Here's a random site from google that shows them. Seems they are used by the Arboretum at Kew

I have used them for tomatoes a couple of years ago and was very impressed. Root growth is very strong and well distributed throughout the growing medium. When plants are growing they need watering more frequently due to the holey nature of the pots

Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:34

mmm - they snuk in without me knowing.
I have a similar (but lesser) problem with docks - again, seed in the compost.
Maybe I'll move the compost bins out of the wild area as it's been very wild down there this year 

As I was digging up these very long pure white shoots I was thinking they look ideal for a quick steam, a grind of black pepper and dollop of butter.

Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:15

Thank you all.

I supposed as much, but ever hopeful of a magic bullet.
I'l keep the hoe to hand and give 'em the chop regularly and hopefully they'll weaken and die.
Their resilience is amazing. From a pea-size bulbil a good 15-18" deep in clay and they're popping up everywhere

I think some seed must have got into the compost bin and I've unwittingly been sowing the stuff all over the garden 


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Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

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Any idea what this is?

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Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

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Bootlaces = honey fungus?

apparent honey fungus but susceptible plants thriving for years 
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Tree stump removal

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