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Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:21

I do envy your capacity and patience for seed sowing Lyn.  It's  the essence of gardening after all but I lack it.  

think Stainless Steel is sterile..?  However, I can send you a small piece in the post after flowering though no problem


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:12

Had a bit of a rethink smallswan.  I remember a yucca being removed a few years back where I used to visit once a month.  It was a fairly lengthy task over most of,the winter 

trouble was the roots would continue to grow as I recall.  I think the owners had a specialist in and treated it so I had a google.  You need to remove all traces of roots so the recommmendation is to cut back the trunk to ground level, drill holes in fhe surface and apply strong strength SBK.  This helps to kill the plant through to the roots.  Then you can dig it out after a few weeks or so.  

however, if you can I would though cut again a little lower.....scrape soil away to expose more trunk and drill holes again and pour in SBK root killer.  Maybe repeating again a few weeks later.  It should be enough to pre empt possibility of root growth.  


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:57

You are gweedy Panda .....

tomato fruit problems

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:54

Calling Italophile 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:52


I've gone viral...?? And it doesnt hurt at all 

apparently my niece inadvertently took  pics of my garden on her snap chat thingy.  At her Work my garden doing the rounds as a "celebrity" ......which is nice.  Now, just because I is famous now it doesn't mean I will be forgetting you guys on the forum.  

Oh and the grass I sowed a week ago has germinated and growing well.  perfect comditions I guess 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:43

Well done Fairy.     Be kind to him though; remember he has fillings too 

funny I am about to cut my grass too in the sunshine.  But there is always tomorrow's sunshine so maybe I will leave it for a day.  Seriously tho.....glorious evening 

sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:06

Primrose cottage, there are a few alternative winter wash treatments...Vitax for one.  Check out Amazon under tree winter washes 

sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:02

Lyn...100 agastaches?  Fantastic.  Going to look wonderful next summer . Veronicas would look good with them and resist pests I think

Primrose cottage I'll check out some names but neem oil seems good.  Agastaches need good drainage and sun and poor soil.  If you can provide that give them a try 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:57

Supernoodle, sorry to rub it in but just going out on the lawn with a cuppa in the warm sumshine 

spring planting now for echinacea unless you have one in decent size pot and a hardy variety.  Pot it on and over winter.

Panda,,you didnt say what "tree" but I'm guessing a bamboo . I know what you mean though....rain or not we have to get our new plants in.  Oh dearie me!  You got rain too.  It's not fair.  All this sunshine down here....well sunny  Too much sun really....!!!

white crocosmia

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:31

Sonya are you thinking of Watsonia?  Some fantastic whites.  Crocosmias simply arent white 

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