young codger


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Fiskers weeder-anyone got one?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:03

Ok, thanks. It does appear to work well on dandelions in the video. (I find dandelions very easy to dig out with a large knife). I think I'll stick with weed killer for the daisies.    

Fiskers weeder-anyone got one?

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 13:13

I am thinking about a Fiskers weeder device. Of the weeders that I have seen, this one seems the most appropriate.


Although they appear to work ok on the larger individual weeds like dandelions, I`m a bit sceptical on how efficient they would be on a group of small leafed weeds like daisies.


If you have one of these tools, what are your thoughts on this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHRFDQnp5v0

Last edited: 21 April 2017 13:14:02

Is there a weed killer specifically for daisies on lawns?

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 16:49

My lawn has loads of daisies. An amount too vast to dig out individually. I've doug the dandelions out as there were only about two dozen. I need advice on  a weed killer  to target daisies without killing the grass of course. Thanks.

Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:12

Update.


Just got back from the local nursery. Got 3 bushy specimens for £2.20 each. Well rooted too, not just potted up.  Just given them a drink. Hoping to put them in the garden later  today. 


Thank you Madpenguin & Buttercupdays. 


Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 12:08

I'm glad you two have told me that. I would have wasted a lot of time searching for seeds-thank you. I'll look for plants now and do as advised. 

Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 16:26

I`m keen to obtain some seeds for the mauve coloured perennial wallflower. Anyone know where I can get the seeds  (see link).


https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/91464/i-Erysimum-i-Bowles-s-Mauve/Details

Wallflowers-how can I be sure of getting reds & orange?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 10:52

Ok punk doc,  thanks. I'll see if I can get  them 3 varieties on fleabay-they seem to be just what I want. Can I ask you where you get yours from? It would be good if I can get all 3 of them from the same retailer.

Wallflowers-how can I be sure of getting reds & orange?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 10:30

Last year I got a few containers of  wallflowers from a local nursery. They were sort of end of season stuff and quite neglected. I repotted  them, and grew on until healthy, before finally planting out in the garden at the end of the year. 

I now have very healthy yellow wallflowers. As nice as yellow wallflowers are, I really would like some reds and orange ones amongst them. The same thing happened when I sowed my own seeds-95% yellow.

How can I be sure of getting lots of reds/orange ones? Can anyone suggest a specific seed variety? 

Bug free healthy nettles

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:51
Buttercupdays says:

You can have some of mine anytime you like! They are very healthy, if their vigour is anything to go by, and not beset by bugs either, apart from some butterfly caterpillars sometmes, which is a source of rejoicing


Are you going to make nettle beer? You'll need a few more than that!


See original post

 Are you referring to the present time Buttercupdays when you refer to vigour, butterfly and caterpillars, or are you referring to what they are like in the milder months? The ones in my photo are how my indoor ones are now.


Maybe you reside in  warmer climes than I do. I would be very surprised if anyone's nettles were bug free in the warm weather. Apparently lady birds are helpful though.  

Last edited: 28 February 2017 15:52:24

Bug free healthy nettles

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:21

Yes Fairygirl, they are inside. Being warmer indoors means I have a continuous supply throughout the year. I have some in the garden but they are still in the dormant state at this time of year.

Last edited: 28 February 2017 10:23:56

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