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Blanket Weed

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 23:40

Yes, because only products thaat have been tested will be allowed to be put on sale.  No company is willing to put barley straw through the testing procedure.

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:32

If you keep your water butts well-covered at all times the water will remain clear and clean from one year to the next.  No need for treatment of any kind.

Daffodils

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:30

I think you would be better to move them as soon as they finish flowering, foliage and all.  The roots don't finish doing their work until some time after the foliage has died back.

Walnut Tree

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:08

Patience is required, I think.

Daffodils

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:05

It is a shame you have dried them off. The best time to split up clumps of daffs is straight after flowering so that the foliage and roots can establish the bulbs for next year.  It means only allowing the bulbs to be out of the ground for as short a time as possible.  Certainly not days.

Ever seen anything like this before?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:52

Pretty normal, I would say.  Just snap it off at the node.

Are you removing all the side-shoots, when they are small?

female dog urine

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:46

Yes, you can throw a bucket of water over the place as soon as she has peed.

Or you could train her to go on a particular sacrificial spot.

Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:44

Am I the only person who thinks plants should be allowed to reach their full potential? I can admire bonsai, but I would not subject a potentially enormous tree to it.

Plant cruelty; if indeed, you can be cruel to a plant.

transplanting wild bluebells

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:39

Blubells look great en masse.  They do not look great mixed up with daffs and tulips.

By all means go and admire them where they grow naturally, but leave them alone.  As the others have said it is illegal to dig them up, though you could try scattering seed from them.

Blanket Weed

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:56

Barley straw products will be illegal from September, by order of the EU. 

Quite how they will police it if you buy a bale of barley straw from a farmer - for the chickens' nest-boxes, to make compost, put round the strawberries, to name just a few uses - I don't know.

Is there no end to EU meddling?

If you can get hold of a bale of barley straw, shove some straw in one leg of and old pair of tights with a brick and submerge in your pond.

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