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Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:36

No use for this year, but the best advice is not to buy plants in.  Grow as much as you can from seed as bought-in plants are usually infested with the things.

In the meantime you can reduce their impact by using the vacuum cleaner to suck them up.  But try not to electrocute yourself!

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:29

If you have a large amount of top-soil, you are going to be very busy microwaving it bowl by bowlful.  Can you not hoe it very regularly until all the weeds have germinated?

Pruning hibiscus and magnolia

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:25

It is not usually recommended to prune magnolias as you may get a forest of 'water shoots.'  If it must be reduced in size take whole branches out, rather than a light going-over.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:22

Remember bamboo is in essence a grass.  If you hedge-trim it, I think that may be the stem's ultimate height, but it will sprout from the roots/base/runners.

Are the stems robust enough to be used in the garden?  If yes, I would cut them at the base and use them as supports, and just give away the root section.

Another Plant ID pls

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:15

Don't prune it if you want it to flower next year, or you will prune off the potential flowers.

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:48

Looks a bit like a Wood Anemone.  Let us see how it developes.

Diatomaceous earth - your thoughts

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:42

Probably mites/lice on the chickens.  Can be debilitating if it is a bad infestation. 

Louse powder is what you need.

Pale courgettes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:10

The female flowers have not been fertilized.  It's that simple.  Have patience or put some of the male pollen in female flowers.  Gently.

unknown tree

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:57

Follow the roots back to their origin.  It won't be that far away!

Mossies in my water feature

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:55

Put in a goldfish.  It will eat the larvae of the mosquitos. I'm not sure putting oil on the surface is a good idea.  And, yes, fill it up, preferably with rainwater

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