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Cactus Dying?

Posted: Today at 11:47

always give plants the benefit of the doubt, it may surprise you,

if you leave a bit of stem (as in, cut a good couple of inches below any brown stuff) you may get regrowth this summer

Plum tree pruning

Posted: Today at 11:22

I prune once all the blossom falls, is a nice easy sign.

Dalek compost bins.

Posted: Today at 11:20

sounds like too much grass last year, you need to turn the bin - lift the bin off, put all the gunk in a wheelbarrow and then put back into the bin mixing in plenty of shredded newspaper, should be ok by spring.

Cactus Dying?

Posted: Today at 11:15

it may just be at the end of its life? i'm not sure what the lifespan of a species like that is, or it might have dried out too much? this is the time of year to start lightly watering.

you can cut the top off it, that may slow or stop whatever is happening at the top and it should shoot from the bottom.

Container grown red onions.

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 15:30

yeah they should be fine, just make sure you don't let them dry out, you might also want to give them a little bit of a feed in early May time just to give them a help to grow nice and big

Identification please

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 11:24

the plant looks like purslane red fungi looks like red elf cup or maybe orange peal fungus (hard to tell as the edge has been eaten) the black/brown fungi I don't know, a picture of the underside would be useful for ID


Posted: 14/02/2017 at 08:57

i'm not feeding yet, I wait until things start growing before I feed otherwise it just washes away in the rain.

I have mulched after it rained for the entire weekend tho.

What tree

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 09:05

photo of the existing stem might be useful as ash can be identified from its buds

what to grow

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 09:04

way too early for runner beans, they need putting outside after the latest frost have past (mid May ish) so need starting in April, lettuce can be started in a propagator but only if you have somewhere undercover to plant them in about 3-4 weeks as its too cold for outdoor lettuce at the moment

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 10:35

for a start using sodium chlorate (a banned substance for several years now) is illegal as well as environment destroying (the main reason it was banned)

the best you can do is cut as much of it out as you can and the mulch under the hedge,

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