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Weed Killer

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 01:01
Plants have to be vigorously growing and have a good amount of leaves for Roundup to work well. At this time of year they just don't.

Roundup is inert if it hits the soil, it only affects foliage. It will kill every kind of plant though. So if you get a splash on anything else, it will die.

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:12
Most farm animals would be treated for parasites. Liver fluke is a vanishingly unlikely occurrence.

Fish and frog poo?? Your'e having a laugh!!

Watercress...would you....

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 00:44
Yes you can eat it. Perfect for watercress soup as it will be boiled. If you want to eat it raw, perhaps swish it in Milton (baby bottle cleaner) and then clear water.

It can become invasive if it likes your pond.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 17:18
Mondegreen where the end of a living branch touches the soil it will take root and grow another plant. Is that what you mean?

What I find more surprising is that the OP did not recognise what the plant was in the first place.

Identification and help to remove please

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:20
I have found that digging the plant up is effective. If there is regrowth from the roots left behind it is usually very weak and easily dealt with. Cut the branches to within a foot of the ground. Dig up the root and burn it.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 01:06
If your daughter asked a direct question and they lied she has a good case.

If she didn't ask I don't think she has.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 16:52
Frankly a fig will not be happy in a position that Valerie describes (indoors). We are not in Malta so unless the plant is in a greenhouse you will not get two crops, which is normal there. The OP does not mention the variety of fig.

I had a Brown Turkey against a SW wall in west Wales and it gave many, many ripe figs, but every year the small figs that were not going to ripen were removed. I have also grown a Castle Kennedy in a greenhouse and had many ripe figs.

Beware of 'wonder fruit' advertised. Often they are old, sub-standard varieties. The RHS grows a large greenhouse full of fig trees in big tubs. They are an authority I would trust.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 01:02
It all depends on how big they are. If they are very small or very unripe you are wasting time and ingredients. Mostly, they are best removed and thrown away or put on the compost.

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 00:53
I only suggested it because the OP said the pots were sunken in the ground.

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:29
Agapanthus is also a candidate, maybe?

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