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Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 00:28

Why is anybody growing Charlotte?  My local garden shop has 90 varieties!  Charlotte is the most unadventurous choice there is!  Why not try something different. 

If you buy them out of the sack you can buy 1 potato of 6 different varieties, and none of them need be Charlotte.

Are these Sloes?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 10:50

What a waste of effort to deliberately plant blackthorn, unless for an impenetrable hedge.  Concentrate on damsons.  They have more uses and are preferable in every way.


Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:23

Chuck without guilt!  It will be a common or garden variety, probably.  If you want Crocosmia there are good varieties, but choose them when in flower.

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 22:04

Once a mature tree is removed, it has gone.  This is council policy.  No trees, no leaves, no leaf clearing.  No blocked drains. Result!

Stuff the residents; they only pay their council tax. Why should they have a say?

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:15

I don't think it had anything to do with disease.  I got the impression no trees are cheaper to manage than growing trees.  It had been recommended by the management consultants as part of their money saving regime.

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:58

Was I the only person who saw the vandalism in Sheffield, where the contractors were chopping down mature trees along the streets.  Did nobody try to stop them?  Did the councillors of those areas condone the work?

It was claimed the trees were diseased, but that seemed to be untrue.  They looked particularly healthy.  Councillors represent you.  Did you approve of their doing this?

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:49

Verdun, I agree.  Snowdrops are in nice clumps, whereas crocus have to be spread about.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:37

Be aware that the foliage persists quite a long time after they flower so you won't be able to mow for quite a long time.  No, they do not have to be in the shade.  They open fully in the sun.

Garden fence

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 16:46

What is the result?

Papaver somniferum seedling problems

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 18:40

I would chuck them down now.  Don't wait until spring.

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