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rush weed

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 23:44

Ragged Robin for starters.  Water mint near the stream, also marsh marigold, Have a look through a Wild Flower book for inspiration.  Take care not to plant anything invasive like Himalayan Balsam.

rush weed

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 17:02

You will get rid of rush if you improve both the drainage and fertility, but is that what you want?  What do you want to do with the meadow?  Grazing, wild flower meadow?

olives and strawbs

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:21

In fact I would remove the straw.  It is only usually put round the plants as the fruit come to ripening to keep the strawberries clean.  If you have straw round the plants in the winter it may attract rot as it will hold the moisture, and it will certainly be a haven for slugs and snails.

collecting and storing seeds

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 01:14

I think it would be a mistake to save sweetcorn seeds as they are probably a hybrid seed.  What you would get is a rather boring sweetcorn, when I presume you were trying to grow a 'super-sweet' one.

The photo you have at the top is the male tassel.  It hasn't been a good year for ripening corn, did you get any?

Beetroot seed will also, I suspect, be a hybrid and not at all what you would like to eat. Buy packets until you are more experienced, otherwise you will  waste your time, money and energy growing inferior vegetables.

Catapillars

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 00:52

The frost will do for them.  Bit late now to plant nasturtiums. Just keep squashing the caterpillars.

Brown Fig

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 10:15

Agreed, if it hasn't ripened this year it will not develop further next year, so if you have the time take it off and just leave the tiny figs at the top of the shoots.

The trouble is figs produce two crops a year under ideal conditions in the Med but there is not the warmth or sunshine to develop the second crop outdoors in the UK.

getting trees to fruit

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 01:09

Not sure why a pear tree would help.  Is someone pulling your leg?

Moving beech hedging

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 19:39

Do ensure you can get behind the hedge to trim it.  You do not make it entirely clear; is the hedge 10ft high or is the length of the hedge 10ft?  If 10ft high, I would have cut it down to a reasonable height before moving it.

You can probably reduce the height of the hedge if you wish.  It will shoot away in the Spring.

I THINK I have a Peace Lily - how on Earth do I make it happy?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 19:33

Actually, I think it IS a Peace Lily.  Keep it in good light but do not allow sunlight to fall on the leaves or they will be burnt.  They like a damp atmosphere so a bathroom can be ideal.  

Buying new apple trees

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:10

Jammy2, If you are in Kent why don't you take a trip to The National Collection of fruit trees at Brogdale?  At the very least look at their site on the Web.

I would love to go there, but it is just too far from West Wales.

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