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Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:49

Can I change my answer to some form of Jasmine?

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:46

could it be something related to bindweed, morning glory maybe? I'm sure someone will offer an answer soon. They don't seem to look like honeysuckle leaves to me... But then I don't know much


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:41

I feel it's a necessary evil sadly. I wish it wasn't. but I've used the glyphosphate on half my plot, it was just the ticket. The other half I haven't touched with chemicals is as tall as I am will brambles and bindweed... which I obviously can not wait to dig up

The parts we've grown on have been organic, and come next spring after we've dug up the rest will be too.

I'm sure you'll be glad someone's taken the time and money to weedkill for you eventually, my wallet would have loved someone to do that for us when we got ours in June!

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:55

Ahh, I was looking on Amazon yesterday for ideas for OHs christmas presents, he's more gardening mad than I! Anyway, I saw they have a small moulded pond thingy for £20 or so, OH had mentioned wanting to make a pond at the allotment for the part we're dedicating to wildflowers for pollinators and birds and the such, so I thought it might make a rather neat present for him to set up for spring? I imagine it'd be more effective setting it up then, rather than winter! Until then he can collect stones, broken pots and things

anyway, this post gives me hope that we could create something not only at the allotment, but at home too. Will keep an eye out for a little container type thingy to set up in the garden. Thanks!

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:16
Not yet lily 26th of this month. House number three in as many years.

Selling a Yew Hedge

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:31

the value I imagine will be significantly lowered when someone's gotta dig up and transport 45 yew trees!

Dahlias grown from seed, tubers?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:04

I did buy a packet of dahlias when they were on sale in the GC, but these are the first flowers I've grown successfully from seed, so I guess I'm rather attached to them, I might have a go at storing a couple, just for experience I guess, When I store them do I store them in soil and leave in the shed and that's it? Do they need additional care? 

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:01

Probably one of the youngest members here at 21, knows pretty much nothing about gardening, but enthusiastic all the same. Started off in my first house trying to grow wildflowers in small pots... So I've come a long way! Now has a front garden in a build up area in central worcester, growing veg in pots, and a particular fondness for sweetpeas and legumes. And anything that climbs up stuff really.

I'm brilliant at growing great amounts of beetroot that I can't possibly eat.

Got an allotment this summer, and looking forward to growing many more crops next year.

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

I feel your pain being near a pub. The people who use the garden are particularly obnoxious in the local one here too. my poor OH had to go round the other day at 2AM and beg them to shut up or go home, the pub is supposed to close at 11:30. *sigh*

Good of your Dad though!

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:51

Saw it again the other day, I wish I knew what kind of tree we have, it's obviously some sort of flowering type, a lilac maybe? Time will tell I suppose!

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flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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