sybille


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Blue flower identity

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:18

It's an allium, I have lots of them in my garden, the bees love them.

Climbers in pots

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:14

Roses in pots can be fine, as long as the pot is large enough and you'll have to refresh the compost every year. I have grown several roses in pots for 10 years now, never had any problems.

Self seeded plant ID help please :)

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:40

Yes, it's horsetail/mares tail. Soak the soil first, makes it easier to pull them out. Try to get every little root, otherwise they will grow again.

What is the this?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 10:35

It looks like Solidago, I have lots of them in my garden, they look the same.

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 12:43

You are right, it is a kind of poison. But I only use it on the small weeds who are creeping up in between the pavement gaps in my driveway and are very tricky to get out.


I woul not use it on soil !

home made weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 08:32

I found an interesting recipe for a weedkiller without poison and it's much cheaper.


You can easily make it yourself:


1 bottle (568ml) white vinegar, 20g salt and a splash washing-up liquid. Mix it, fill it in a spray bottle.


I sprayed the weeds in my driveway and after 2 days they started dying.


If you need a bigger amount, here is the original recipe:


1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup salt and a big splash washing-up


liquid.

Ant nest in stipa

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 06:56

I always use baking powder to get rid of this little critters,


it works, is not poisonous and doesn't harm the plant.

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:41

I think it is Honeysuckle, Japanese Knotweed has red stems and bigger leaves

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 18:36

I plantet mine in big copper pots.


Look at car boots or antique fairs for old coal buckets or similar.


Copper always does the trick....

Agapanthus

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 18:45

Thank you for the quick answers, so I will be patient and wait.............................;-))

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Moving Black currant bush

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ants

How can I get rid of ants in my compost bin? 
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