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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 00:00
If it's any comfort, they are solitary for most of the year. They only get together for a bit of mole hanky-panky in the Spring. They obviously like to do it with the light off.


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:40
Most agricultural merchants sell mole traps.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:23
Yes, I should have included warmth as a trigger to start growing too.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:30
I planted five Amaryllis on 16 November. None of them was kept in the dark after planting. Three of them have three flower spikes, two of them are just starting to shoot and will also have three spikes each. Next time I grow them I will stand them in shallow water to soak them briefly before I plant them as I think damp soil is the trigger to start them off.

They are growing at a terrific rate.

I had hoped to have them flowering by the end of January; not sure if they will make it!

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:05
The flower is in the bulb, or not. If it's not, then nothing you do to it will produce a flower. I would wait and see. I am growing five in a row and they are all at a slightly different state of development. Like people really.

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Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:23
Has she a Blue Badge? It certainly sounds as though she could do with one. She does not have to own a car to qualify.

Tree Peony

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:37
Except for the very deadlies most pets do not attempt to eat plant seeds. You have to watch out for things like slug pellets and rat poison though.

There are far more poisonous things in the garden than you might imagine but usually they cause no harm.

north facing wall

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:31
Just asking but is the wall one where there will be a damp problem if you pile up anything like a rockery against it?

It's not a house or garage wall is it?

Ivy is a thug; not surprised there has been a problem with it.

Problem bamboo

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 09:40
Did you mean to write 'exposed wood' rather than 'foliage.' Usually glyphosate won't work if sprayed on wood. But it will work if sprayed on young shoots.

Trees and their relationships

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 18:01
It was an interesting piece about it on last week's Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4. It's worth a listen.

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