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Latest posts by Supernoodle

vinegar on weeds

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:57
Briggsy wrote (see)

Japanese Knotweed is from the rhubarb family, I wonder if that would also work?

I will give it a go - a great use for the stuff & we have no shortage here!

P.S. Just as a matter of interested knotweed tastes just like rhubarb and you can harvest the young shoots as they come up, once over 8-9" they become tough so you do need to harvest young.

I'd be too terrified to eat Japanese Knotweed.  All that talk about it growing through concrete, coming through walls of new build houses - I'd be scared it'd grow inside me!!


Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:47

Think I'll put one on my wishlist.  They are not cheap so it'll be a while til I get one and by then they may have improved even further.

Good idea with the polystyrene.  I'm setting up a couple of new heaps so will do that.  Interesting to see what temp I can get with polystyrene and carpet topping. 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:12

Tee hee, just noticed my prev post said "isometric" gaps! What are they??! Should just say "some". My iPad autocorrect thing is really weird!

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:56

Hey, I've written so much on my own thread, its become a hot topic!!!

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:54

PS thanks, hostafan. My other thread needs bumping too so was starting to get paranoid!

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 07:54

They are insulated composters that if you get the right mix, heat up and make compost within 1 month.  Take cooked food waste as well as raw and garden.  Wondering if they work as well as it sounds.

if I get one, I'll have to let you all know how it goes!

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:47


no views?

Honeysuckle losing leaves

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:42

Yes, I've a white camellia that generally needs some fleece in winter but I didn't use any and it's blooming marvellously with not a hint of brown on the petals. 

Do you reckon we're in for a very bug filled season without having have the cold to reduce numbers?

 I knew I was hooked on gardening when width shed for rain in summer and cold in winter, on behalf of my plants!

Forsythia question.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 06:36

Yes, I've acid soil.  I've a lovely camellia williamsii (Debbie I think) in a pot and I'm feeling I should give it some freedom to grow.  I assume it'll be happy being kept to max of 1m tall?  Don't want to hide the rest of border (a rhododendron and azalea in shades of purple- - pink camellia will be soooo much better than yellow!)

think that's the death knoll for the forsythia.  Perhaps I should have a go at cuttings first.  I've never done any so good to learn, plus it might be ok to fill isometric gaps in a  mixed hedge I have.

Forsythia question.

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:03

I made pig's ear of hard pruning mine which had similarly got too big ( couldn't see the lovely rhododendron behind it from my house which was it's fatal mistake...)

well it looks awful, but it's alive.  Now wondering whether to see what happens or just pull it out.  Tempted to replace it with a potted camellia I have.  At least that would prune better.  And is so gorgeous deserves a permanent position methinks...

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