Latest posts by Supernoodle

Row of Laylandi dying - Why

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 07:26

Oh my goodness!  A spiraea I like the look of!

Late blight tomatoes, remove what I can now?

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:07

I was amazed how quicjly tomatoes ripen indoors. I had a glut of unripened cherry tomatoes a few years ago (having sowed seed for the first time and not expecting many to germinate, I sowed the whole packet.... ) I picked them thinking I might get round to making some green tomato chutney.  By the time I did most were red.  Having just been left in an open plastic tub on the worktop.

How can I deter frogs from my garden (for their own good)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:59

My mum's cat when I was growing up used to like "playing" with frogs.  Thankfully he didn't hurt them - not physically anyway.  He used to wake mum up in the middle of the night, as if to say he'd finished playing.  Mum would take the frog back to the neighbours pond, climbing over the fence in her nightie in the dark.

Trees suitable to be planted near a house

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 04:22

I've used ligustrum japonicum where my neighbour's property is close as this website says it's ok near buildings.

damp allotment

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 07:47

Crocus have a list of plants suitable for damp meadow - gives some ideas....see here


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 06:37

Dove, there's a little brown mushroom in one of the pots you brought over. You really were generous with the extras 


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 08:27

Happy birthday Verdun!  

VetSteve, I've only used the tool on the beds.  It pulls the docks and dandelions a treat.  I'm a bit like wonky that if I tried it on the lawn I'd have no lawn left!  Might get less in the beds though...


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 06:29

Hi Pat.  No choice re up time today - children...

It's brill, Pat.  I spend ages with a trowel struggling with tap roots and the tool does it in one go.  I've no excuses now....


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 06:18

Afternoon Pat. Morning all others!   

Had a first go of my new Fiskars weed puller yesterday.  Amazing!  So quick and easy to use and great fun.  So satisfying seeing 4 inches of taproot hanging out the bottom of the tool!



Posted: 06/09/2015 at 07:20

Morning Dove.  I hope it warms up.  I'm still refusing to put the heating on and my guests froze yesterday - had to offer them the lounge blanket....

Discussions started by Supernoodle

Bare root rose - in or out of water tonight?

Replies: 8    Views: 1009
Last Post: 22/04/2016 at 19:24

Aucuba - can / how can I cut it back hard?

Replies: 4    Views: 758
Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:01


Any advice gratefully received 
Replies: 3    Views: 1126
Last Post: 02/11/2015 at 19:28

Pumpkin varieties

Worth buying seeds? 
Replies: 13    Views: 1472
Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 16:34

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Replies: 7    Views: 1813
Last Post: 17/09/2015 at 12:21

Slightly tender plants in beds - mulching help

Replies: 7    Views: 1048
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:13

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

Replies: 17    Views: 1887
Last Post: 02/09/2015 at 17:23

Carol Klein's programme on water lilies

Replies: 2    Views: 1134
Last Post: 21/08/2015 at 18:06

Flowering and day length - streetlights?

Replies: 3    Views: 970
Last Post: 13/08/2015 at 01:11

Hebe Charming White

how tolerant and cutting advice 
Replies: 4    Views: 1329
Last Post: 12/08/2015 at 21:20

Do yews deplete the soil to the extent that conifers do,

Replies: 7    Views: 917
Last Post: 12/08/2015 at 21:17


When to cut back 
Replies: 4    Views: 823
Last Post: 08/08/2015 at 09:12

Creeping buttercup - opinions please

Replies: 8    Views: 1129
Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 21:04

Weed ID

Replies: 8    Views: 809
Last Post: 23/07/2015 at 10:37

ID caterpillar please

What will this turn into? 
Replies: 6    Views: 929
Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:48
1 to 15 of 74 threads