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Latest posts by Swedboy

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 13:30
The whole patch is a mix of wild strawberries, Greek oregano and creeping buttercups plus the odd thing I've actually planted. The left one sadly looks more like willowherb. I rather it would be what nutcutlet suggested.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:10
Tetley, it does look like vinca which I rue that I introduced into my garden but the leaves are not rubbery.

Nutcutlet I think you might be right. I have taken seeds of that last year and planted them but totally forgotten about it.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:42
I know they are a bigger to get rid of.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:03

I've done some seeding of Tomatoes, beans, cucumber, peppers, cucamelons and courgettes. Hopefully some of it will grow. Half of them are sitting on one of my radiators waiting to germinate.

Weed or not a weed

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:01

Just spotted these two small plants in my border (after a long winter of neglect..) They are circled in red. Are they weeds or something else. The one to the right look a bit like basil but no way it is that. Any ideas?


Hibiscus pruning (indoor variety)

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:36

Hi, I have an old lovely red double/triple hibiscus that has gone rather lanky and lost most of its leaves. Can I give it a sever haircut and hope it will regenerate itself or would that kill it? Was thinking of cutting it back and then let it spend summer outdoors as that has helped it before shoot from bare stems

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 15:47

The previous mixes I have used have worked fine so I didn't expect this to cause a problem. I quite like the idea so that is why I do it.

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 15:36

For some reason in the borders it has vanished it is just in one of the containers it just refuses to give up. I'll get the shearers out.

Garden sadly too small for a compost bin. I use a wormery but not for the garden waste as it doesn't break down quickly enough. The council gets that.

Getting rid of stubborn green manure

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:08

Iäve been using various green manures during the years without any problems but last year I tried clovers and someting containg ryegrass. I thought they would die down in the winter but the ryegrass is refusing to give way. I have a containter where it has totally taken over. It has gotten to the point where I am thinking of reaching for the glyphosate. I have tried to dig it in but it is not yeilding. Might not have dug it in deep enough though...

As for the clover, can I just cut it down. It looks just unkept in some places where it has taken up a permanent residency.


Chinese red noodle bean pod colour

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:30

My beans are doing fine and are setting seeds pods but none of them are red? Do they turn red over time? I am also growing Cobra broad bean so it could be possible that it is the broad beans that have formed pods first....

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