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Green Compost

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:54

Comfrey alone is best, but I wasn't aware that was green compost. 

I thought green compost was especially grown plants like lucerne which were turned into the soil green.  Often grown to give cover for the soil in winter.

What are these?!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:48

The first one is Oxalis.  Plus other weeds in the picture.

There is not very much information given for the second.  Height?  Leaves?


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:18

The flowers always point outwards!  Biennial means you sow the seeds this year and the plants flower next year.  

I would harvest the ripe seeds and sow them immediately.  Take your example from the plant, it sheds the seed as soon as it is ripe.


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:13

Be aware that verges have to be cut once a year to keep the drains clear.  Ours were done two weeks ago, such a shame.

I have no objection to their being done for genuine road safety reasons, but where it is not necessary is a disaster for birds and insects and plants.  To see a verge stuffed with orchids close shorn is so sad.

I am informed that they will do them later and only once next year, to save money.  Here's hoping.

We have an unintended wilderness!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:52

Rotovating weeds in never a good idea.  Every bit of root that has two ends will grow!

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:50

Received wisdom seems to be that you must inject glyphosate into the base section of the stem in Autumn.  

Frankly trying to spray the tops of the neighbours Knotweed is going to be totally ineffective.  It will also get you into trouble if you touch anything not on your property, however tempting it may be.

holly tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:02

Evergreens shed leaves.  It is quite normal, they just don't do it all at once.

White Bluebells

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:59

Not rare at all, I'm afraid. English bluebells often come in white, but never, ever in pink.

Those are definitely Spanish imposters.

Odd looking plant

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 10:23

Does it smell awful?  In which case it is a stinkhorn, often makes its presence known in hedgerows or on shady banks.

Spreading plants needed

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 10:17

Plant a prostrate plant to one side.  Are you absolutely sure you won't want to access the draincover in the future?

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