philippa smith2

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Sustaining grass under leylandii

Posted: Yesterday at 19:04

I live in a very Horsey area - neither horses nor owners ever come back to collect the deposits - even when it is sitting in your driveway ( horse having to shift to allow a car past and making it's point )

If it sits there for more than 24 hours, I think you can legitimately collect it.

knot weed

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:27

I was under the impression that Japanese Knotweed is a notifiable weed/pest. If you are certain of your ID, it might be an idea to contact your local council and see what they advise.  It's possible that your neighbour either isn't aware or has already taken steps to deal with it.  


Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:16

Aym....I think Bob and Joyce are right.  Even tiny seedling Cyclamen form their round corm before they push the first leaf up.

Water retaining gel

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:42

aym - have bumped up the thread on water retaining crystals for your information

Water Gel Crystals

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:40

Bumping up for aym

How ruthless???

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:35

It'll be something to do with the Equinox Verdun - suddenly feeling that stuff has to be "sorted" despite having been perfectly happy with things a few days earlier  I'll own up to a bit of that too

September flowers and wildlife

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:31

Every garden should surely have at least one "sinister" plant - that Lilly does it for me - I'm tempted to look for that one

September flowers and wildlife

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:52

What lovely pics Jacqueline 

Succulent plant

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:20

Looks similar to my Epiphyllum  ( Orchid cactus ) seedlings.

what is name of plant and how to care for it

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 15:59

If you save some of the seeds to sow for next year, you may well find you will get some variegated leaves on the new plants..  Flowers will be the same.

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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Best present this year !!

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Slow worms

1st Slow Worm of 2016 ? 
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Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Anyone growing this ? 
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Maggie Thatcher's handbags !!

Up for grabs if you are rich enough. 
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Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

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Kniphofia Tawny King

Anyone growing this one ? 
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