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Posted: 30/06/2013 at 13:53

Salino, why was the meadow cut?  For hay or silage, or some other reason?

Poppies only appear in ground that has been cultivated, usually for a specific crop.

Perpetual spinach pest

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 08:48

Don't worry, the holes won't show when you cook the leaves.

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:03

Now I know comfrey was known as knit-bone but I had to look up periostal on Google and I still don't understand how you would use comfrey, especially as it is no longer recommended for internal use.

Potting Up Chillies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:56

They will grow at least 18 inches high, so move them on as they need it.

Green Compost

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:54

Comfrey alone is best, but I wasn't aware that was green compost. 

I thought green compost was especially grown plants like lucerne which were turned into the soil green.  Often grown to give cover for the soil in winter.

What are these?!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:48

The first one is Oxalis.  Plus other weeds in the picture.

There is not very much information given for the second.  Height?  Leaves?


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:18

The flowers always point outwards!  Biennial means you sow the seeds this year and the plants flower next year.  

I would harvest the ripe seeds and sow them immediately.  Take your example from the plant, it sheds the seed as soon as it is ripe.


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:13

Be aware that verges have to be cut once a year to keep the drains clear.  Ours were done two weeks ago, such a shame.

I have no objection to their being done for genuine road safety reasons, but where it is not necessary is a disaster for birds and insects and plants.  To see a verge stuffed with orchids close shorn is so sad.

I am informed that they will do them later and only once next year, to save money.  Here's hoping.

We have an unintended wilderness!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:52

Rotovating weeds in never a good idea.  Every bit of root that has two ends will grow!

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:50

Received wisdom seems to be that you must inject glyphosate into the base section of the stem in Autumn.  

Frankly trying to spray the tops of the neighbours Knotweed is going to be totally ineffective.  It will also get you into trouble if you touch anything not on your property, however tempting it may be.

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