Sara 4

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Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 23:45

Might be fanciful, but I was thinking of the girls leaning on their hands with their upper arms resting against the trunk of the tree, and if you squint the marks could be the grain?

Couch grass

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 23:29

I can't vouch for this, but I have read that a wild flower called yellow rattle 'eats' the roots of couch grass.  This has been mentioned in various wildflower threads but I don't know if it would thrive under shrubs or not - or whether it would end up spreading like mad and being as much of a problem as the grass! 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 23:19

Tootles, you are not taking this seriously.  In my recollection, the dog who I think was called Flash belonged to Rosco??? I don't think Boss Hogg had a dog himself.


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 18:47

They will seed where they are, and will pop up in a variety of unexpected places!  We didn't realise we had moved any nasturtiums with us; we have a couple in the lawn, several in various flower beds and loads popping up in pots.  Luckily I like them, and they seem to grow in any conditions as long as they're totally neglected!

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:04

Thank you Verdun - it would have been on my list of things to do today, were we not getting the startling downpour which we are!  Very good tip about the stem - it would never have occured to me.

Dahlias - do they all have tubers?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:51

While everyone is on the subject of Dahlias - I have 2 large clumps which appeared from nowhere (we have only lived here for a year so were obviously planted by the previous owner) and must have overwintered ok despite the snow.  Dahlias aren't my first love, and I certainly don't want to keep them where they are.  Do I just dig the tubers up and bung them somewhere else, or should I store them over winter?  Also can I split them? All the blooms were on top of each other, and they just looked 'plonked' in a border.

autumn sowing

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:46

If you pm me your address, I'll post you some of these red ones - then when all mine perish horribly and yours burgeon you can collect some seed and I'll have another go!  I do mean that, by the way!

autumn sowing

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:01

nut, was it you I was talking to about climbing monkshood?  I have some seeds for a red climbing one but absolutely no instructions - I'm guessing it needs a chill to germinate, but if you or anybody else have ever grown it I'd love some hints and tips.  My record at growing things from seed is not great so far (although we had no heating in the house or greenhouse last winter and ice on the insides of the windows in march so maybe that wasn't a surprise!)

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:22

If I go to my posts, under my avatar I can see on the precised list on the right hand side that 16 people have responded to this question, Verdun being the last one.  Nothing on this page though, except the original question I asked yesterday!  F5 isn't working for me either, this time. I expect someone's working on it!

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 23:17

I've just put a reply on the monster weed thread, and it's still showing nutcutlet to be the last poster at 8pm, and the topic is still near the bottom of the page.  I have tried updating and quitting out of the site and returning to no avail.  Anybody else noticing anything odd?

Discussions started by Sara 4

Nasty spiny weed (probably)

What is it? 
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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 00:56

Winter tree wash

trying to prevent woolly aphids 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 22:58

So exciting!

First day of filled pond, and ....! 
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Last Post: 05/11/2013 at 11:46

Overwintering Geraniums ... (or pelargonium) and begonia

Will they survive inside in pots? (Oh, and fuchsia, too) 
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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 17:16


Has anyone overwintered it? 
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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 00:55

Are your comments updating?

Is the site playing up? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 21:17

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Need some advice please ... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 09:31

Ants on rose - why?

No aphids, but millions of ants 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 10:41

Weed I assume

Anyone know what it is? 
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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 12:04

My muse has deserted me ...

Looking for ideas 
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Last Post: 02/09/2013 at 23:24


Will seeds grow? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 11:56


I'm sure they aren't usually this big! 
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Last Post: 08/08/2013 at 21:24

What is this?

Cos I don't know how big it might get ... 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 22:10

This rose doesn't seem quite right ...

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 12:15

Soil testing kit

Do the prong ones work? 
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