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Compost system for smallish garden - recommendations please

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:02

I don't buy the council stuff B3 as there's japanese knotweed in this area and I dont trust that people do not put it in - either by accident or knowingly.

Extending a bed from 1m to ...more

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 07:54

Chuckle, Steve

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 03:58

I've had one in a pot for a few years.  Not had any sign of being tender.  I'm inNorfolk so not as wet as some areas but cold. It's north facing so not much sun warmth.  I've not protected the pot either.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:39

Cc120, make sure you take photos - so when it spreads you can prove where it started.

i found some several years ago at the bottom of my garden and rang the council for advice.  They said not to panic, it's not as bad as all the press.  They'd said to cut it back and burn and then to treat regrowth in the spring.  They did the treatment for me by injection for £75. Then I used round up on regrowth after that.  

Personally, I'd chase up the housing association - they'd should be able to get the professional to deal with it. However you don't want it to encroach on you in the meantime.  I have noticed though that it seems to get more vigorous when attacked.  

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 18:26

I've got one in a pot. It was purchased 2 years ago.  Good foliage but not yet flowered.  I've got it in a shady spot so that may be why.  I'm happy with it for foliage though - looks good by my front door.

Mother in Law's tongue shrivelled leaves

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:23

Buttercupdays, you may get yours to flower by leaving it potbound. Mine cracked its pot and I still left it in it, and then it flowered. They smell gorgeous.


Mother in Law's tongue shrivelled leaves

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 06:46

Sorry I cant see your photos but I suspect too much water. Leaf shrivelling is a sign of too much or too little.  I barely water mine.

Brunnera macrophyla 'Jack Frost'.

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 06:19

I have hostas and brunnera in the same area.  Hostas scoffed.  Brunnera untouched.

This winter

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 07:52

I love the changing seasons.  My favourite is the start of spring with the promise of all to come.  But I also like the autumnal feeling.  If I was going to be picky I'd cancel January, plus make July or August weather reliably sunny.



Posted: 23/09/2015 at 07:42

I wondered where you all were this morning,  The kids slept in too so I sat at the breakfast table alone wondering if I'd got the time wrong!

Discussions started by Supernoodle


Any advice gratefully received 
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Pumpkin varieties

Worth buying seeds? 
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

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Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

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A few bulb queries (well it is that time of year...)

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Carol Klein's programme on water lilies

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Flowering and day length - streetlights?

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Hebe Charming White

how tolerant and cutting advice 
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Do yews deplete the soil to the extent that conifers do,

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When to cut back 
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Creeping buttercup - opinions please

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Weed ID

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ID caterpillar please

What will this turn into? 
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Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Soil type... 
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Planting and buying 
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