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water butt tap not working

Posted: Today at 00:59
What a complicated description of siphoning.

Place the end of the hose pipe (not too long a length, just enough to reach the bottom of the butt, and down to the ground on the outside) in the water butt. Suck water through it. Just before the water reaches your mouth seal the end of the pipe with your thumb and take the pipe down to the ground and water should siphon out of it.
When the siphon is going well you can make sure the pipe goes as low in the water as it will without the siphon stopping. You'll be able to tip the butt to get the last water out easily.

Manure or something else?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:21
Free manure is always preferable to something you have to buy!

Do Bay Trees grow on stalks or are they static/ grafted?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 01:14
Yes, the large tree is pushing the bay out of place, but they are pretty tough. But if you can move it to where it has more room it will be happier.

Are they any good now

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:42
It is not certain they have viruses. In my original post I said they 'may' be old plants.

Your wish to plant a reminder of your neighbour is quite understandable. Just plonk the currant in the ground and it will grow. They are bushes with a strong will to thrive.

Are they any good now

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 18:08
Best to buy new plants.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:26
Having looked at the enlarged photo, it does seem to be elder, judging by the number of abandoned labels scattered around the plant.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:23
Off the top of my head I just wrote Hemlock, the Umbellifer family is huge! Unless I actually know the correct name I just lump them all together as undesirable! Some of them are poisonous.

Hemlock and Hemlock Water Dropwort are not the same thing.

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:06
Tomato plants, courgette plants. Lettuce strips. Bean plants.

Ignore the fact it's in a Botanic garden. They don't have to be 'high end' plants.

If you are selling rarities, take along an encyclopaedia too.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:00
Hemlock family, more likely. They are plentiful seeders. You will be able to identify the plant more easily when it is a bit bigger.

Are they any good now

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:57
They may be old plants which would be better replaced. Blackcurrant is susceptible to virus, as are raspberries. There are good modern varieties and not very expensive.
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