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QI AM always hoeing weeds in my garden but they keep coming back. I don’t want to use weedkiller. What can I do? Jill
AHOEING weeds simply chops the top off the plant and leaves their roots in the soil, from which most will easily regrow. So instead of using a hoe, take a trowel or a specialist weed tool to dig down and pull out the weeds by the roots. This is a sure-fire way to stop them from coming back again.
QCAN I put a pot plant on a windowsill with a radiator underneath?
YES, but choose a tough one such as a flaming Katy or money tree, or one with thicker green leaves. They are more robust. Stand the pot plant on a saucer of gravel, then add water to the saucer, ensuring it doesn’t come high enough to touch the pot. Evaporation creates humidity around the plant.
Dig down to get rid of the weeds
Pick your plant carefully if near a radiator