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They're great Nut. Can you send me some too?
My neighbour's daughter came round to show me her "tadpoles" she'd found swimming in a bucket in the garden. She was so excited. Took me a while to point out gently they were mosquito larvae
All of the above, plus the Faraway tree, but until I win the lottery I think an Acer Griseum, Prunus serrula, or Eucalyptus pauciflora. I love interesting bark. I'd say Hawthorn, but there are loads nearby so no need.
Apart from Rhubarb I always compost mine. Didn't know you could use it directly onto Runner beans. Hmm will bear that in mind
I suppose if you'd got a red-splashed centre you'd be cross
They are best in sun, though I (and the insects) prefer the single ones. I gow the single californian poppies in my back garden and let them seed freely - which be warned they will - so if you're a regimental gardener you'll have your work cut out for years to come. I think they're a welcome addition. Not sure if the double ones self-seed though.
Hi, do you have a photo we could see?
Just watched A-Z of TV gardening where Christine Walkden has done a piece on Knotweed. If you have iplayer you should be able to watch it. Needs immediately tackling, otherwise it's a nightmare plant
I've found garlic wash and coffee grindings work best - though not 100%. The one attached, War Paint, spent it's first 2 yers emerging and immediately getting eaten. Last year I put coffee grindings round the base and watered with a garlic wash. Result!
I also add it to my borders or compost heap. It might be deplete of nutrients but it serves as a soil improver
While I'd agree with AB on the rest of advice, I think as this one is already 10ft high it might need staking until it settles in otherwise the weight at the top might be too much for the unsettled roots to anchor.