Latest posts by sotongeoff

For sale section

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 19:32

Nice idea -but-there have been instances of people with commercial interests using this site as a free advertisment for their products and that is not on and postings have been removed

The moment you have a for sale section that opens the floodgates -how will it administered ,how will money change hands, what guarantees are there, refund policies etc

My feeling is e-bay does that job.

A swap shop might work but again pitfalls-could cause bad feeling if you got rubbish in exchange for good

Just a few thoughts- anything like this would need approval of the site as well I guess


Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 18:03

Dinner menu today is slight more grown up-beans and potatoes from the garden sausages from Tesco,gravy from Oxo.

What are tonight's ones to watch?-after soapy suds of course

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:59

Jill-if you find them then pick them off- the really bad news is the adults do worse damage by laying eggs and the grubs hatch out and eat the roots

All a bit depressing I'm afraid but don't give up hope yet- as Jo says it may shoot up again from below ground or it might just recover

Who said gardening was easy?

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:43

Mmm-looks suspicously like vine weevil adult damage to me-again have a look tonight- these are they


 and this is typical damage


 which looks similar to your damage-then again it could still be snails

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:50

It could be slugs,snails ,adult vine weevils -if you go out after dark with a torch you might see something in action

Perhaps if you posted a picture of the damaged leaves someone might be more accurate

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:26

Shopping list-

Face bejazzling

Toe varnish

Fluorescent shoes

Tape measure

Scissors for removing sleeves

Anything I've missed???

Is glyphosate safe?

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:11

No and no

There is no way a glyphosate treated bindweed would kill a bird of any sort unless it drunk it -which is not at all likely

Secondly your gardener is uninformed- it works thought the leaves and becomes inactive on reaching the soil-if it did leach thought the soil there would be a lot of dead plants out there

I will repeat what I have said before, plant chemicals- if used in accordance with the instructions- are safe for use in this country

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:58


gymnastics on in back-ground -I'll switch over


Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:47

They increase at an alarming rate -I halved my clump last year and this year it is back to the same size-I threw loads away-if only I had known

As you have struggled-why not do half and half and judge the results-the ones in pots might then be able to be planted out if the garden ones fail

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:36


I was watching that runner Flo-it looks like something from the future

I aso saw a runner with face jewellry

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