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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:33

They would know the legal position or whether the council are worth approaching. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:26

Have you spoken to Citizen's Advice... a long shot but they may have a cunning plan......

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:20

No, it is absorbed through the leaves and taken down to the roots, systemically killing the whole plant. It kills everything green it touches. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:14

Are you aware that glysophate will kill the whole plant, on their side as well as yours. The only alternative is constant hacking back on your side.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:09

Don't know why but suddenly hard the urge to go out and do some gardening. Cut my astrantias down, after collecting seed, then watered the roots to kick start the new growth. This tidies up the dahlia bed nicely so they can now have their turn in the sun.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:49

Raining here, and some thunder. Keep it coming..


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:27

Rain radar shows rain heading here in about an hour. ( free web site.... will it rain today)

FB, glad you Hh is in good hands. Fingers crossed.

Watering and deadheading first thing this morning but no more until it cools a bit. I remember 1976, and standing outside in the downpour when the drought eventually came to an end,. Strange, as I'm only 27.


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:40

Hi Fb, I had a Hedgehog in my garden in daytime , never a good sign. It was on it's last legs. I gave it some water which it drank and some cat food which it ignored. I found a local Hh rescue place and they are looking after it. Anti-biotics and worming apart from Food and drink. It is alive and I can return it to my garden after about 4/5 weeks. 2 others, also young ones had already died. Perhaps the mother was dead and not feeding them?

Anyway, in my experience only the experts can save them. If it recovers with your care then the odds are that it wasn't ill in the first place. Expert help is a must.

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:14

I read today, in a garden mag that extreme heat can sometimes deter germination, and as you are in a very warm spot you might try to find a relatively cool place , perhaps in a bit of shade/sun. This will still be better than indoors.

I also read that round pots are better than square, as water congregates (if water can congregate) in the corners. A new one on me but perhaps worth trying. Seed trays always have corners!!!  So you pays your money and takes your choice.

Is this an Escallonia?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:21

Fuchsia bogstandardus or is it ordinarious?

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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