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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 00:01
Yes, we grew Winston. They were good, as new potatoes, but they ended up huge and they were all horribly rotted in the centre and had to be thrown away.

We took a sample to RHS but the verdict on the cause of the rot didn't seem to fit the circumstances. So it is a mystery.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:59
Yes, Dove, but it may not work with pets. Nevertheless I think things like slug pellets and rat poison pose more danger to pets than plants.

And raisins and chocolate are toxic to dogs. Much more accessible to pets than stuff in the garden.

mouse or mole problems

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:33
If you have moles in your vegetable garden whole rows of plants can be dug out or disappear into tunnels. They don't need to eat them to wreck havoc.

Rats, voles and mice are very partial to a tasty underground vegetable.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:28
Has anybody on this site ever heard of any child or pet being poisoned by laburnum?

It is such a common rural and urban tree, there must be someone!!

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 00:08
Another black mark to chalk up against those useless monstrosities. Us folk who find electricity bills difficult to pay, are putting so much money into the pockets of people who put the things up.

Green energy; my ar*e.


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 00:00
If it's any comfort, they are solitary for most of the year. They only get together for a bit of mole hanky-panky in the Spring. They obviously like to do it with the light off.


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:40
Most agricultural merchants sell mole traps.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:23
Yes, I should have included warmth as a trigger to start growing too.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:30
I planted five Amaryllis on 16 November. None of them was kept in the dark after planting. Three of them have three flower spikes, two of them are just starting to shoot and will also have three spikes each. Next time I grow them I will stand them in shallow water to soak them briefly before I plant them as I think damp soil is the trigger to start them off.

They are growing at a terrific rate.

I had hoped to have them flowering by the end of January; not sure if they will make it!

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:05
The flower is in the bulb, or not. If it's not, then nothing you do to it will produce a flower. I would wait and see. I am growing five in a row and they are all at a slightly different state of development. Like people really.

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