Latest posts by chica

How do I get rid of ivy and wild asparagus vine?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:32

hi liz i have lots of ivy in my garden with lots of cottage plants in and around them but i dont know about your vine did you see the a to z of gardening which is on every sunday morning on bbc 2  at around 9 30am alan titmarsh was talking about ivy and the myth of it destroying trees and the pebble dashing on houses apparently it does not kill of anything very interesting program

allotment vandalism !!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 16:56

i wish the councils would all agree.i agree with you dovefromabove but the owner of the holiday camp is denying the balls are from his range,(where else would they be from} so our commitee are writing to there insurers already one lady has had her greenhouse window smashed and there are couples with children as well.well dereck,what can i say about your photo,its a lot of space,we are allowed to have a shed 6ft x 4ft and also greenhouse but the council also provide sheds at £8 per year,im sure your plot will look fantastis in the summer i dont know how to put photos on sorry.

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:53

well thats cheered me up no end,mind you as i live in devon,we dont get it as cold as some,so im optimistic, we havent had snow this year yet 

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:44

as long as it does the job greenbucket then anythings ok.for me im a bit impulsive and some seeds take forever to get started i do it as simply and as cheaply as i can.and cant resist when i go for a walk always to take some paper bags in your pocket to take seeds or cuttings from all the wildflowers growing by the hedges i dont always know what they are but lable them as dontknows.will wait for the suprise.they could very well be weeds,oh well.

Damnation to double flowers

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:37

i have a cottage garden and today saw a huge bumble bee go into some rocks on my bank and not come out i hope they will nest there will keep an eye on them.


Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:34

on my allotment its two feet high,but in my garden 2 inched high only about a mile apart,has anyone made rhubarb wine,as i would love to try it,providing its not to hard to do.

Propagation - help!!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:28

hi greenbucket well im impressed you are going for it big time.well this is what i did today,bought some seed trays out the 99p store bought seeds ie  similer to you filled them up with seed compost patted them down (the dirt that is) sprinkled on a few seeds in each,sifted a bit of soil on top of them gave them a light watering and put them in one of those plastic 4 tier greenhouse £14.99 from pondstretcher i keep it open during the day and shut it at night,and will be fine.

allotment vandalism !!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:15

i feel so sorry for you maud,what do they do when they get in, we have just had our agm meeting cos theres a problem with people burning there rubbish on site when the wind is in the wrong direction it chokes you,so thats a bit of a problem as it causes bad feeling if you tell them to put there fire out the other problem is we are right next door to a holiday camp whose golf range is just over the fence so you can imagin all the balls that come flying over so we are in battle with them and all we want is a quiet life.

Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:22

i dont water my ginger, keep it fairly dry and dont have any problems the same with jerusalem artichokes plant bits and leave till autumn

Raised beds and pots

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:18

buy a piece from shops break it in bits and plant in pot or the ground around 3inches deep 4ins apart and thats it it will grow around two feet tall when leaves turn yellow hey ho u will have ginger for life and what you leave in the pot will grow again. the bits i plant are as big as a conker.

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