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Latest posts by Verdun

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:37

But logic says you cannot dig up bindweed. Those brittle roots snap and multiply and every bit grows.   I tried in a friend's veg patch because she insisted on no chemicals.  It is still a problem there.  And will be until chemically eradicated. 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:33

Morning Alan,  not sure about that..I.e liquidising that mushy fertiliser.  If not too much can you mix it into your compost heap?  However, I would not use it at all.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:30

Er...good day 


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:29

Hello forkers, esp the chilli master Stacey 

another good looking day to come....mild and sunny.

will give the first of Epsom salts spray on camelias, rhododendrons, azaleas, peaches, and one or two others today.

have God dat everyone

Blueberry advice please

Posted: 05/03/2015 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: 05/03/2015 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: 05/03/2015 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: 05/03/2015 at 18:58

Why? What do you mean Bekkie? 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 18:11

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


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 18:08

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

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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