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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:38

Mine survive the winter in the soil, I don't bother to dig them up, but you may be in a cold area.

Talkback: Growing Russian vine

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 18:09

Try as we might, I don't think we can save Digger45 from himself if he is determined to disappear under a mound of Russian Vine!

Talkback: Growing Russian vine

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 15:11

Huh, you won't find gardening calming if you plant a Russian Vine.  It will be in your nightmares as well as your garden.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 12:05

I have always found them outside the fruit.  Examine the plants carefully and you will see evidence of their droppings.  You may only find one caterpillar; it will be very well camoflaged and quite large.

Squidge it/them or throw it out for the birds.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:20

Ooooooooooo Errrrrrr. Don't you know elderberry trees are associated with witches? I hope you said a good luck spell before you cut it down.

Though on the other hand they are said to attract lightening so you should be OK.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 17:15

Take yourself down to the garden centre or somewhere that sells seeds and read the packets.  They will say when you can sow.  You will probably be able to pick up reduced price packets which will be ideal for next year.

There is still time to sow salad leaves and other things.  In Sept you can start off onion sets in modules for next year, to plant out later in the autumn.

If you are not an experienced gardener do not go mad, just pick out a few things you would like to grow.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:59

Hi Alan that's just what I use.  Cut the top off just under the rim, loosen one of the plugs, reverse the top and water will flow in every time it rains.

Apple Trees

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:49

You are unlikely to get a decent apple from a random seed, but having said that Bramley Seedling is just that - a seedling, so it is possible.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:45

You do not have to plait them.  You can store them in plastic trays, in boxes, wherever you want.  Leave them to fully dry in the greenhouse, on the garage floor, workbench or on a wire frame under cover.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:39

The seeds are very viable so soon it will spread all over the garden, so beware!

And it is of course poisonous.

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