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what utter confusion!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:31

Matty 2, I think you should look on the other forums.  This is more of a chatty Forum, it is called Talkback after all.

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:25

Agreed, most definitely not Japanese Knotweed!!  Why do people say that about plants which are nothing like it?

It may not be a cornus with good winter-coloured stems.  There are good varieties.

But totally agree, cut down to the ground in Spring.

Best for privacy

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:19

Don't make the front garden too interesting or people will stop to admire it and make the lack-of-privacy problem worse.  Most people don't look in through front windows.  Thanks to British reserve!

What is this........

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 13:15

It's one of those bl**dy geranium family, isn't it?  They seed everywhere in my garden.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 00:34

No they will not ripen.  Figs in warm countries or greenhouses have two crops a year. The second crop which is what you have on your tree now will not ripen except in an exceptional year.  Take any fruit that is reconisable as a fig off or they will drain the tree when they start to grow next year, before they fall off naturally.

Next years figs are tiny at the moment.  High up on the ends of the branches.  About the size of a large match-head.  They will survive the winter to develop next summer.  Look closely and you can see them.

What's this?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 00:25

Pinch the leaves and sniff.  It will then be obvious if it is a herb.  The plant to the left is definitely a weed.

Best for privacy

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 00:17

Take care you don't plant anything which will make the room dark.  People passing are preferable to having the light on all day in the winter.

Gardening quiz

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 10:23

Oh yes, I like the swimming pool!

Beware of companies offering vouchers and cash back.

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 00:55

Interflora is another one.

Gardening quiz

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 00:35

Well, they are all used as informal measurements and comparisons.  The length of a London bus; as in the latest massive ship is the length of 58 London buses; that was on TV the other night.  An area the size of a football pitch, the Isle of Wight, and a very common one - Wales, they say it all the time - and lastly, an area the size of France.

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