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Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: Yesterday at 08:40

vine weevil nematodes work well for me in my greenhouse,

Poor cropping

Posted: Yesterday at 08:37

were the onions planting this spring or last autumn? as my over wintering ones were fine but my spring planted ones were poor due to wet, cold then dry, warm then wet, cold and never quite getting hot summer we've had.

I suspect the potatoes suffered from the fluctuating soil water levels as well

Cactus soil

Posted: Yesterday at 08:27

I've never bought special cactus compost (didn't even know they did it!)

I do a third mix, third of sieved multi purpose compost(to get the wood chip out that's usually in there), a third sharp sand (washed) and a third gravel (with a bit held back for top dressing)

Ground elder

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 15:17

the lawn mower will deal with it well, roundup the rest


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:21

how long have they been in the ground? they might not be old enough or the root/stem to start swelling.

Help rejuvenating a water lily.

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 12:46

elastic band a rock to it and sink it, the roots do not like floating in water

Transplanting Japanese acer into a container?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:56

wait until the leaves drop.

water it well the day before you move it.

try and keep as big of a root ball on them as possible, if you don't have a pot big enough wrap the root ball in an old cotton sheet and tie it up with string until you can replant it (no need to remove the sheet if its 100% cotton it'll just rot in the ground.

get it back into the ground as quickly as possible, and water it well once you've done that.

Can anyone tell me what this is please, and is it ok to eat?

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 09:52

I teach wild food and foraging skills, its not one I recognise, so I wouldn't advise it till someone ID's it

Rowan dieing probably waterlogged -

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:45

if its only been in the ground two years you should be able to lift it and replant on a slight mound (or even in a large pot that's had its bottom removed)

Should weeds be removed when killed with weedkiller?

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:38

first you just have to be sure that they are dead, things like docks,nettles and bindweed have a nasty habit of surviving the first dose of weed killer.

I would get a gas powered weed wand wait for a dry day and burn off anything above ground level and wait a couple of week to see if anything regrows. if it does give it another dose or try getting the roots out manually.

the area that you want as a meadow I would take off the top 1-2 inches of soil (it will be full of weed seeds) and turn over the soil below. then give it water and wait a week, any weed seeds that are there will germinate you can then hoe the area over and sow the meadow seeds from late September till early October

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