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Talkback: Common daisy

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

If it wasn't for the daisies, clover, dandelions and their relatives, and all the other volunteers out there, I wouldn't have a 'lawn' in summer. 

I second that!

Evil foxes/cats

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:44

Get a dog, Jimbo, preferably a terrier!

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:09

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 21:35

Bill, very sorry to hear that, you must be devasted! Glad your brother put his foot down and you are now warm. Best wishes and take care.

Path idea, my pathway for a great garden design

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 19:48

I think he's in France somewhere, Verdun, don't think any of us would buy anything from him. But he does have some good ideas that some might find useful.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 08:29

Definitely knotweed, del. Perhaps I should clarify that I live in Switzerland and our waste disposal is different to yours. We do not have landfills here, only large incineration plants where all household rubbish except recyclables such as PET, newspapers, glass, etc. is burned in huge furnaces.

Ours crept across from neighbour who had bought it as a small plant. Sale of JN is now forbidden and there have been warnings to get rid.


Posted: 25/12/2013 at 08:21

Merry Christmas everyone, have a fab day!

Don't post much but enjoy all the banter and the many gardening tips, have learnt a lot, so thanks to all the knowledgable Forkers out there!

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 19:43

We had JK behind our pond about 8 years ago, chopped it down, put it in the rubbish bin (our rubbish goes to an incineration plant) and sprayed copiously with glyphosate every time a bit dared to poke its nose up! Took about two seasons before it disappeared completely. But the bamboo we innocently planted in it's place was a damned sight worse! Again, glyphosate and more glyphosate, it finally died but are still pulling out the odd dead roots.

Xmas jokes

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 20:20

indoor herbs

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 11:04

I've had Basil from the supermarket keep on the west facing kitchen windowsill for weeks. About 6 weeks ago I took three sprigs and put them in a glass of water. A week or two later they grew roots and I potted them on, the old one that was root bound went on the compost.

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Overwintering Cannas

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