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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:04

It is usual to wait until the first frost has collapsed the foliage.  Maybe that was what you meant.  I usually remove most of the soil from the tuber, make sure they are labelled and the stems cut down and and leave them upside down for a little while to dry out a bit before I store them somewhere cool but frost-free.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:37

Deadly nightshade is quite different.  Not at all common and confined to chalk soils. And a shrubby plant, not a twiner.  And it has black berries; I think the one pictured will have green (already in the photo) ripening to red/orange berries.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:24

Looked like that to me too.  In other words a weed.  Woody Nightshade.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:02

If you attend an Apple Day; they  are held all over the country, someone will help you.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 20:21

The real problem will be getting rid of the weeds which will inevitably seed in it.

Corn on the cob

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 14:34

When you want to cook the cobs, don't hang about!  Cook them immediately after picking before the sugars in the cobs turn to starch.

They do say you should take the boiling water to the plants!!  A bit impractical, and I find the best way to cook them is in the microwave with most of their own wrapping on.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 13:07

Lucky you!  Maybe your best bet is to look on a good site selling plum trees and see if you can see your plum.

I don't think we can give a definitive answer unless you post a close-up picture of the actual plum, before the wasps get them.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:10

All my water is in plastic ex-chemical barrels and ex-fruitjuice concentrate barrels.  None of it smells.  The trick is to keep the lid on at all times. Allowing of course water to flow into them from the drainpipes through water diverters.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:59

Sounds like good old flowering currant!  Hardly a rarity.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:38

gledhillda, I have just Googled 'Dilution rate of Roundup 3000' and all the information is there.  You can download it or there is a picture of the product with the dilution rate on the picture of the label.

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