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Dreaded Dandelions

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:31

There was an item about killing dandelions in a lawn on Gardeners' Question Time, this afternoon.  One tip was to make up some weedkiller and dab it on individual plants with an artists paintbrush.

Dandelion roots can be over a foot long!

Storm damaged willow tree

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 00:53

Yup, that's a willow.  Just stick cuttings in the ground and they will grow.

What herbs do i need to bring in?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:10

It does depend where you are.  I bring all my herbs into the greenhouse for winter, but even so I always lose some.  Parsley stays out as it's planted in the soil, not in a pot.

Everlasting Spinach....( And Chard )

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:06

It's not really everlasting.  Eventually it will go to seed.

Not sure what you mean by 'losing nutrients.'  Yes, you keep it in the rotation, so you plant it in a different place each year.

Replace chard every year.  It is a good vegetable to take you into the winter.

Sprouts....Cut Off Tops

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 16:01

Pity you were not told the reason.  There is no reason!

When you have harvested the sprouts going up the stems, you can cut off the top and cook it.

Storing Spring Onions

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:59

Well, you can keep them in the fridge for perhaps a week or two.  They stand quite well in the garden, certainly into October.  Dig a few as you need them.

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:56

Cut round the stump at a distance of about 12 - 18 inches, severing the roots.  Obtain a crowbar or similar and use it to lever the stump up.  Hot work!

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 00:38

Be aware that 'pressure treated' doesn't mean much.  If you examine the wood carefully or cut through one of the lengths you will see how little the treatment has penetrated.  You will probably have to apply preservative yearly or every two years depending on what you use.

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:11

My son bought a house and the vendor had removed the loft ladder!

PS.When we leave a property we always leave a loo roll!

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 01:15

No, the hedges do not have to be cut every year.  Organic farmers are only allowed to cut them every two years.  Nobody objects to banks being cut back at junctions or on bad bends, but they are of course mown on both sides,along the whole length of roads.  They do have to be done once a year to keep the drains free, but not, surely when they are in full flower? And at the beginning of June?

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