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New garden - tree roots everywhere

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:05

You can get a firm in to grind the stumps.  Otherwise the only thing is to dig out the roots and use weedkiller on the re-growth.

If you don't want to remove the roots, the only alternative is to make raised beds.

Ash seedlings get everywhere so I would advise anybody who finds a seedling ash in their gardens to remove it sooner rather than later.

Frost

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:48

We had a frost warning last night in Wales.  I am in West Wales and the latest frost I can remember in 30 years here was the night of 4 June.  Lots of people had to re-sow their runner beans.

Raised bed - rubble and topsoil mix?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 00:37

If you rot the neighbour's fence you will end up replacing that at your expense.

yet another rude online retailer...

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:28

It is written in appalling English, but it doesn't strike me as very rude.  The seeds were £2.00; put it down to experience and be satisfied that you can avoid his site another time.

I'm sure you'll find another source for the seeds next year.  I have had non-germinating issues with big firms.  There are several I will never buy from again. 

Unblocking water buts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:19

Attach a hose to the open tap and blow the blockage back into the butt.

Ensure you put a well-fitting lid on the butt. The water will go mucky if you allow any moss or leaves into it.

Sounds as though you need to dismantle it and clean it out thoroughly.  You can syphon the water out very easily if necessary.

Raspberry suckers

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:26

You do need those suckers - in the right place - for next year's fruit.  Dig up the ones that are in the wrong place and cut out the weak ones.  Leave about 5 per plant for next year's fruit.

The treatment for autumn fruiting plants is somewhat different, but all raspberries wander.

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:11

Laborious I know, but can you paint the bases of the pots, then you can recognise them again if they turn up on a car boot stall somewhere.  Or put your initials in felt tip on the bases.

Friend or Foe Part 2

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 00:16

Forester 2, it's a geranium.  A tame one, but it will seed about.

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:41

Perennial sweet peas are rarely scented.  Is this variety an exception?

damn things!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:18

Go out at night with a torch and cut the slugs you find, in half.  Alternatively pop cut-in-half plastic bottles over the plants with the top removed, which may give some protection.

If you spread the slug pellets as thinly as it says on the container, it is unlikely the dogs will pick them up.  

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