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Latest posts by philippa smith2

Allotment temperature tips & tricks

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:00

Use shading :  keep well ventilated : spray water on the floor (not the plants )


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:53

Look in the RHS Plantfinder

Please Help.... Nasty Weed

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:45

It has taken me 3 years to more or less eradicate Butterbur from my garden using a combination of weedkiller and physical removal.  The odd one still pops up from time to time so be prepared for a long job

Planting Yucca in Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:41

Personally, I'd just plant to cover the root system but you could also just cover the new growth.  I can't enlarge your photo but it looks as if you have some damage to the trunk as well ?

To make the plant a little more "people friendly" you can snip the points off the leaves - it won't harm the plant at all. 

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 14:07

I imagine it was a simple case of mis spelling.......for Victim read Vampire

Free tickets available

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:48

Bumping this as there seems to be lots of new members here now

growing veg in polypropylene bags

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:45

For your vertical garden, look at shading/windbreak material..........will be stronger than weed membrane


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:42


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 09:32

As you know the correct name, try posting your query in the Fruit and Veg thread.  You are more likely to attract a specific response that way


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:55

The only Pepino I know of is a Gherkin.  That is the name in Spanish.  If that is what it is, you grow them exactly as you would a Cucumber.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

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Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 09:48

Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:52

Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 19:47

Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 19:15


Seed sowing. 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 16:33

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 13:29

Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:54


How to politely educate someone ? 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:19


What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:54
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