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help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:07

gledhillda, the Rounup product I have is Roundup Pro Biactive.  There are several applications for various situations. I do not know the product ultra 3000.

If what you have is Agricultural Roundup I think the rate is 25ml in 1litre of water for a knapsack sprayer.

Might I suggest you check where you bought the product and write the dilution rate on the container with a chinagraph pen.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 15:03

You will have to grow it with a moat of water around it.  It looks lovely when it on sale, but nobody will tell you how much slugs and snails love it.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:15

Returning to the original post.  We have used water that is two year's old this summer to water the veg.  It has been in the water butts that long as we hardly used any of it last year.  

It is well covered at all times and is perfectly clear and un-smelly.  It comes off a slate roof.

I don't think thirsty plants 'care' where their water comes from. Pond, water butt or tap.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:35

One of the most beneficial native trees.  When it is mature it will have blossom and berries for the birds.  If appropriate you can grow clemetis up it if you wish.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:24

Probably a crab apple.  Edible, probably good to make crab apple jelly with.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:54

I think most people would be hard-pressed to reach 3ft over a bed to tend the plants and weed.  4ft wide beds are usually recommended and of course narrower beds might be more suitable.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:46

Don't feed your pepper plants until they do their part.  The reaction of most plants is to reproduce before they die.  If you give too much food they won't bother to reproduce.

Treat them a bit hard!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:42

They will be discouraged when you mow them off when you do the lawn.  Any that are too tough, you can cut off with seceteurs.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:39

Frankly, places like Homebase are not good at looking after plants.  More often than not they are in need of water.  You can have no idea how they have neglected this lily before it came into your care.  And to say the staff - with honourable exceptions - have no knowledge of plants would be pretty accurate.

Actually it make my blood boil to see plants that have been carefully grown wrecked once they get to the stores.  Such a waste. 


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 09:46

Often indoor bulbs are grown in containers with no drainage holes.  Bulb fibre has charcoal in it to stop the compost becoming sour because the water doesn't drain through.

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