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My efforts

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:20

Better than taking photos Luke, show off your products.  of course, ask to speak,to,the manager.  And stress local product.  Priced reasonably you could make a penny or two, or three.  Good luck.

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:16

Bind weed really is easy to eradicate.  I've done it.  Others too.

spray it when there is a decent amount of new growth in early spring. Glyphosate will not work in the winter, etc and needs actively growing foliage to be effective.  A dry day is essential...... 6 hours or so needed after application.  Then during the growing season spray any new growth seen.  3 or 4 times right through to early September will be very effective. Any new growth seen in the following season should be treated.  I have no bindweed in my garden despite having plenty of it a few years back.

New hedge

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:03

Pittosporum makes a nice hedge and fairly quickly. Yew ........planted 60 cm apart.....is not as slow as many think and is thick and attractive, esp the yellow varieties.

I too have a mixed "hedge" to one side of my veg patch......kept to 4 or 5'.  Includes lonicera nitIda baggesons gold, prunus cistena Crimson dwarf, euonymus emerald and gold, potentilla, Rosemary and golden privet.  Sarcoccoca in there too.  Makes an attractive edge all year round.

pests

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:47

A weely good solution Clari 

help with yellow jasmine

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:44

It is still settling down. Just intent in making growth.  You prune after flowering....could still flower yet.  Flowers late winter early spring

If mine, I would not feed it but expect it to flower next year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:42

Sunny, dry but cold wind.  But............will be very warm by the weekend 

pests

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:57

Not anything you can do James.  Vile smelling stuff though, isn't it?   You could try Dave's suggestion but I hope it's not too near the road !  And make sure it's dark! 

Hosta's

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:49

Ditto Jimmy.  Hostas look better without their flowers.  Their foliage is spoiled by the flowers. However, I prob let less than half of mine to flower 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:41

Not quite Bekkie........slightly more involved than that. .....but not much more 

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:35

And they look a little cramped there too. Agree  about moving them and I would do that asap.

planting out in October ?  Better to have waited until spring really but I'm sure they will recover in a few weeks.

Discussions started by Verdun

Watsonia

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Dilemma

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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