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Blueberry advice please

Posted: Yesterday at 22:32

The dorset blueberry excellent.  They are the experts and the plants they supply are of good size.  They will advise too

You often get what you pay will prob mean small, even very small, plants.

Bindweed Roots

Posted: Yesterday at 22:29

Yep....I have used this method too.  Had bindweed  amongst raspberries and this was how I got rid of it there.  Didn't necessarily use plastic bag too much but tying it around canes and curling it on the ground and pinning it and then spraying it was very effective.

Japanese anenome

Posted: Yesterday at 22:24

Foxy,  you need to eradicate jap  anemone and the best way is to treat it asap. By planting there too soon you are burying your head in the sand.  You cannot eradicate it  and grow a perennial like lavendar there at the same time

how about planting the affected areas with annuals this year? be alert to anemone growth and spray with strong glyphosate throughout the season.  A membrane is not the solution in my,opinion. 


Posted: Yesterday at 18:58

Why? What do you mean Bekkie? 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:11

Not toooooo big Desthemoaner.  Really good exercise esp for shoulders.  Scarifier though is better.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:08

I use Hero power cleaner.  used it in autumn and it was effective.  Will use again soon.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

Those exciting little shoots are showing for me now.........

ordered nematodes for slugs  today for veg patch but will use some on hosta pots and immediately around hostas in ground.

Red robin help needed!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:02

Difficult to tell ...even with a second look.  However, I Would not attempt any "separation".  That dead stem won't really harm the rest.

A sharp pruning saw would be my way of cutting it back but secateurs and a clean cut would be ok.



Posted: Yesterday at 17:21

Sillee me! got stuck on cryptic crossword......really stumped until I looked at my reflection.  Of course!  "Handsome". We get inspiration from so many areas don't we? 

Red robin help needed!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:06

Looks like 2 plants there.  I would cut the dead piece back to the ground.  Prune the rest of your plant lightly......back enough to produce shoots without shocking it.  And it's best in the ground or, if in a pot,  use John Innes number 3.

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