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Latest posts by Salino

Walnut tree and climbing rose

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:23

..yes there are, several... what colour do you like..?

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 23:02

..well done Mikey... that's the way to do it...


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:58

..a soul destroying can only live with it I think and try not to let it dominate your gardening life...those spore carrying tubes are quite the ugliest... thing it doesn't appear to appreciate is deep shade and competition, therefore extensive ground cover can help... one plant that gives me some respite is Geranium macorrhizum... especially the variety 'Bevans'.... it has really large leaves, is semi evergreen with an indefinite spread, and creates dense shade underneath...  and importantly, is in active growth very early before horsetail gets going... it does suppress the weed somewhat, which is forced to circle it mostly, although still some appears in the middle during the summer... but it does help give the gardener a rest, as this Geranium is much like an aggressive weed in itself, but a welcome one... I use it extensively - have to... it's the only ground cover plant I know that offers some relief...

Slow growing running bamboo

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:47

..poor Jonny... you won't make that mistake stick with bamboo if you must, although I think there are better choices you could have made - different varieties I must be a glutton for punishment....

Slow growing running bamboo

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:38

..I'm puzzled as to why anyone should want to have running seem quite relaxed about it there, Jonny.... good to see in that way... I'm sure all those shoots will be popping up very soon.... just like field horsetail, which is about to unleash itself where I am.... perhaps you'd like some of that it's a good spreader...!

Rose sucker

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:33

..if you're careful you can remove the soil around the shoot, using a trowel, rather like a cat digs a pit... until you can see where it's coming from...a little rummaging is involved here but it's not difficult....if above the union then it's the rose, if below it's a sucker and you can remove it... this won't bother the rose too much...

Identify a yellow flower from a bulb

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 18:28

..ooh, that's a tricky one... I think you best ask for the named variety on this one..

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:13

...half fat Creme Fraiche... don't grow rhubarb but I quite like Asda's crumble at £1.50 - frozen... enough for 4....well 3...

...glad you enjoyed your home grown...

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:06

..I wonder what you did with the old grass turves that were already there within the frames...? I would have turned them over and chopped them up.. they quickly rot down and make such good topsoil over time, and I would then not have so much to fill with compost or whatever else you use...


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:59

lol....Philippa...I have trouble remembering what day it is at the best of times... I'll probably make pancakes this week...

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