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Can you identify this fruit?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 00:16
Not spherical enough to be a sloe. Looks more plum-like.

How do I find a gardener?!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 00:15
Put an ad in your local paper shop. Also ask around. That is everybody you meet who has a garden. Good way to get to know people. The best way is of course to get a dog!

Yellow Pages. Ask anybody with a van advertising garden services.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:26
Because you have sown mono-germ beetroot. Single seeds.

Leek Question

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 15:06
The only time you have to discard leeks is when they produce a hard inner stem some time in the Spring, prior to their going to seed.

my garlic is very small

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 15:03
Snap! I bought garlic from IoW. Planted the biggest cloves, as I always do, and I have been rewarded with my worst harvest ever! Small heads and rust on every plant. The Elephant garlic from the same source has done really well. Onions and shallots (not from IoW) in the same bed have been excellent.

Strange Plants

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 01:19
Is that Orach??

Growing Pak Choi

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:40
Were they perhaps flea beetles? They are a pest on young brassica seedlings.

Heard on radio how old-time growers used to wave a sticky plank above the plants to catch the beetles and then give the plank to chickens for them to eat the beetles!

Himalayan Knotweed

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:35
I think you are muddling two different plants

Himalayan Balsam. Likes to grow especially near water and damp places. The ripe seeds spread explosively. Invasive foreign import.

Japanese Knotweed. A scourge. Keep your fingers crossed you don't have it anywhere near you. Also an invasive foreign import.

What is this?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 00:15
It is causing a dreadful problem everywhere. Pull it out after you have admired it. Seriously.

It is not native and it crowds out native plants.

Anyone know where I can get well-rotted manure in Lewisham, South East London?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 14:56
But do check if you buy raw manure that the horses haven't been stabled on shavings - they don't rot down.

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