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Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 20:26

Yes I think you're right nut, thank you. Should have known. If in doubt, it's a viburnum!! 

Last edited: 27 September 2016 20:26:54

Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:49

Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:41

Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:31

Urgh, I assumed it would be easier to post a pic on the newly designed forum. Bear with me. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:26

Ok, when I've worked out how to post a pic you can all help me! 

Shrub ID

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 19:25

Ok, I know its a fairly common shrub but it's driving me mad not being able to work out what it is. Not a lot to Google for so Im struggling. 

Last edited: 27 September 2016 19:26:10

Last frost help???

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:05

I'm Harrogate, so not far from you. First week of June up here I'm afraid. For things like tomatoes, runner beans etc. It might be a couple of weeks earlier if we have a good year, but to be sure, wait til June to plant anything tender out, and make sure they are well hardened off during the day first.  

Too early to plant - NE Scotland?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:20

Late April early may is very optimistic for the last frost in ne Scotland. I'm in Yorkshire and wouldn't be confident of having had the last frost until the first week of June. Like others have said, frost hardy stuff should be OK though. 


Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 21:59

My wild swan died too. But I can't seem to even get the 'thug' types to get going in my garden.  Interesting to hear that the new ones are not so temperamental. Might be tempted to give them a go.. 

'Restoring' a fruit and veg patch... Where to go next?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:43

If it were me, I would dig out as many of the weeds with roots that you can, or wait until they start growing in spring and then spray them if you want to use chemicals. 

I would cover half of it with weed membrane. You don't need to add soil to the top, but you can cut holes in it to grow lots of stuff through, whilst suppressing the weeds. I have done this successfully for courgettes, squashes, pumpkins, sweet corn, potatoes.

Any that you leave bare, keep weeding throughout the year, to get out all the weed seeds that germinate.  

The beauty of veg growing is that it is all annual, so yes, weeds will grow, but as well as weeding throughout the year as the veg grows, you can also give it a good dig over at the end of every year to get any perennials out. 

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