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What is this plant?

Posted: Today at 15:27

no picture on here, had to copy your web thingy into my browser, anyway it looks like a courgette, squash or maybe a pumpkin?

Accidental poisoning of tree

Posted: Today at 15:25

glyphosate only work in contact with green leaves, and deactivates on anything else (soil, wood, paving etc.)

so it won't have worked on the stump (for that you need stump and brushwood killer - SBK or short)

it will have had no effect on the tree at all, so unless you sprayed the entire tree the weed killer is not to blame

Overgrown neglected garden

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 13:31

looks like you've got plenty of Japanese anemone (three lobed spiky leaves in first pic), lots of ladies mantle (the yellow flowering things in the second pic) and the creeping low level stuff in the 1st pic looks like creeping jenny. it also looks like you have sumac (the multi leaved thing with red stems sticking up on the first pic) and lupin's in the second pic (seed heads visible)

these can all be thinned out if you don't like them, word of warning - the anemone will take forever to dig out.

Am I Killing my Succulents?!

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 13:26

they need watering about once a week in summer and hardy at all in winter, they like being in full sun. they must not sit in water (like a dish or solid pot) otherwise the roots rot

How do i trim this back?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 11:44

it looks large enough to crown raise at turn into a standard tree so you can plant underneath but retain the height.

clamber underneath and remove the branches back to the trunk up to about 2 feet from the ground, then thin out the canopy by removing back to a spur in the branches.

or you could reduce it back almost to a stump and it will regrow.

or somewhere in between, choice is yours

Root barrier and green roofs

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 10:00

good weed membrane stops stuff growing up through it from underneath as long as there is something on top (woodchip, gravel etc.) but then you get stuff seeding itself into the gravel and you're back to square one!

what are you planning on growing on the green roof? sedums? because they only have little (thin) roots that form mats only maybe 3- 4 inches deep. what you're thinking about may be overkill, I'd just use black plastic, maybe two layers to be safe on top of roofing felt.

Best crop so far??

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:51

garlic has been massive this year, onions are heading that way too, had a decent crop off my early peas and broad beans, lettuces coming out of my ears!

looks like its going to be a good year for courgettes, i'm hoping to harvest the first ones early next week! my soft fruits are fattening nicely (just need to beat the birds to them).

I've had to thin my apples twice - once to one apple per clump (about 2 weeks ago) and now reducing them again as the branches are touching the ground! they're already the size of tennis balls, so I think i'm going to have monstrous apples this year! tonnes of grapes as well so i'm going to have to thin them as well I think.

my parsnips and carrots have massive tops growing, dunno if that's a good or bad sign for the root size but i'm hoping that its good.

everything I've planted in the last two weeks has gone bonkers!

Lupins & Delphiniums

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:11

you can cut the flowering spikes on delphiniums, you can get a second set of flowers

Prickly plant ID

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:06



Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:04

just remember with things like shears, secateurs and loppers that you only sharpen the sloping side not the flat side (where the two blades touch one another) otherwise you end up with a gap between the blades, I've just had to bin a pair of shear my dad 'sharpened' with a grinder!

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