Latest posts by Supernoodle

ground elder

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 07:40

Steve might be on to something. Tell the ground elder that you want to grow it as a crop.  Please can it stay and grow strongly.  Then just watch as it succumbs to something, withers and dies....


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:28

Thank you both. I'll do my best!  


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 13:48

My mum bought me this gorgeous orchid.  I have no experience of them so any tips gratefully received.  Can you tell what sort of orchid it is?



Pumpkin varieties

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 13:43

Thanks both

Pumpkin varieties

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 05:46

hi there! My son wants us to grow our own pumpkins next year.  I've saved some seeds from this year's shop bought one but I'm wondering whether I'd be better off - given that failure is not an option (!) - buying a specific seed variety instead next year?

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:51

Mine hasn't done much either.  Not grown nor died.  Neutral/acid clay soil.  Sheltered sun.  been in 2 years.

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.  

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ID caterpillar please

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