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Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:09

There are injurious weeds which it is an offence to have growing on your land.  Councils should get rid of them from road verges, but they don't.

I suspect Carol is mis-identifying what is in the florists' flowers.

Garlic wars!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 16:25

If you can start onion sets and garlic cloves in modules in the greenhouse, then they have well developed roots before they go out.

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:50

They make very big trees, so make sure it is well away from hedges, walls, houses and fences.  Make sure there are no inspection hatches and drains nearby.

Take this opportunity to site it really well.  They are lovely trees.

composting packaging- green wotsits?

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:30

When you turn out the pots with the things in the bottom, you will curse them.  The same goes for polystyrene.  They are a blinking nuisance if they are in the compost heap.

Giant Bay tree

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:07

Ha! Ha!  The headline said Giant Bay Tree.  It's only 10ft high.  They go up much, much higher than that.

Prune it down as much as you want, it will spring up again, but I might take the opportunity to move it further from the house, it really is too close unless you keep it strictly under control.  

I would not cut it off at 7ft high, it will look like a lollipop.  Not a good look!  Cut it nearly to the ground.

Wild mushroom bought at market stall, are they safe?.

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:13

There is only one person licensed to pick mushrooms for sale in the New Forest.  Anybody else that is doing is acting illegally!  It is OK to pick for your own use, but not to sell. 

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 00:26

Young codger, why not cut the bottles across the middle and put them over the pots.

No need for hinges, one bottle will cover two pots and you can lift them easily to tend to the plants if necessary.

privet hedge

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 19:28

Be aware that at that height privet will flower.  It is a wonderful nectar source for butterflies and bees.  Please spare at least one bush if you can.

moss

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 11:13

There is moss, and moss!  I would add fine scarified moss from the lawn to the compost heap or put it out for the birds.  But clumpy moss is a different matter, and I would put it in a rubble sack or thick plastic bag and leave it until it has completely rotted down.  If you put it in the compost heap you will end up with it everywhere.

moss

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 17:17

I think it is a bad idea too.

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