does he really say that ?becky100 said:Alan Titchmarsh's advice for bindweed is....
spose so.. let it die back naturally.. I had one but it just dissappearedjaninec said:thanks folks - red hot poker not floppy just bare cos the red hotness bit gone - do i just leave it ?
this has happened on our red onions (first time i've grown them) Don't quote me but a bloke on our allotment site said they've had it as thy'll taste bitter if you leave them.. so pull them up and enjoy what there is that's what we're doing.. must have bolted.. don't know whyKerryO said:Can I just ask a quick q ... my shallots. they've developed not flowers but buds. All of them have done this but there's hardly anything on the bulbs so I dont want to pull them yet. does this mean they've gone to seed? Is it all over, can I still grow them / eat them or do I have to say goodbye??
maybe post a picturebeachgirl said:Can i just ask a quick question please..keep getting the odd weed in the flower beds which grows tall and is sticky when you pull it out, any ideas?
Noooo don't resort to chemicals it puts off all the goodiesKerryO said:nasty slugs, I tell you I have waged war on them in my garden but without resorting to chemicals I'm afraid I might be losing the battle. Do they sell forgs anywhere?!
my dp pulled up the whole lot of onions yesterday and came home with them in one of those wicker basket things and said he'd always wanted to do that great! now we have a whole lot of load of onions to get throughKerryO said:Thanks for the tip re bolted shallots/onions. Looks like we'll be eating a lot of them in a very short space of time. I think its the funny weather patterns we're having it doesnt take much for things to bolt.
ohhKerryO said:And brambles? apart from seriously strong weedkiller I think you're stuck with chopping them back as much as you can they're renowned for being virtually unkillable.
Yay for froggies (or toadies) have you got any hedgehogs? they're brill for munching on the slimey ones .. they're pretty resourceful and will squeeze through the tiniest of gaps to get in your garaden we had a problem with a rat (hopefully just the one) and put down a trap and it caught a hedgehog - fortunately its one that doesn't harm the creature so you can release itjaninec said:froggie moved into our garden about a month after i put a little half barrel pond in - bargain !