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Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:05
i use toilet roll middles for carrots then plant the whole roll with the carrot in them
no probs,kitchen roll middles are great for beans go for it

Sentimental Tool

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:01
nice one donut, left school at 14 and became a Dewhurst butchers boy,bike basket and all, i bought my own steak knife for 14 bob and iv still got it in my shed and still kept sharp as a razor, 52 years ago good steak knife that, and iv got 12 old stitches to prove it,got to laf aint ya
good luck alan4711

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Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:53
the bee keeper in our allotment said he dreads the farmer planting rape in the field next to us as he says they tend to use some very bad pesticides on rape so he says anyway,,mind you looking at rape it seems its better for us to use than even the best virgin oils i use it for almost everything have done for yonks
good luck all and aint this sunshine just great a bit burnt already today ,


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:31
steephill that's great advise just the job matey Cheers



Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:11
Hi Red John,i have been on this site for a long time with cat problems,long story short ,, over ??500 now spent on fences and deterants,the one that works IS Jeyes fluid ready to use one or dilute yourself they do work Wilcos is so far cheapest also sprayed t bags just under the soil also works, i personaly simply spray on the soil in over 3/4 months or more now NO cats have returned until yesterday when i planted something and forgot to spray around it ,jeyes will kill weeds or plants so you have to not spray too close to your plants, it took about a week to kick in and then i sprayed once a month or even less, But it does work ,


Posted: 16/05/2013 at 17:07
Hi all,has anyone ever planted an apple tree or trees with maybe cider in mind as i want to make cider ,i have the room for a few trees but which do i plant and how long before i can pick the apples,i can do the net for tree sellers but id rather here from a gardener who has some idea of what its about, So any help lads and lasses would really be helpful. many thanks Alan4711


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:29
cheers Andy having a look now mate thanks for that


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:04
Hi all again ,im moving soon hopefully to a house with a large back garden and need help on polly tunnels ,iv never used or purchased one and wondered if anyone had any experience as to good and bad pollys on the market, do,s and don't,s and any other advise for buying and using them im looking at pollys as a large greenhouse seems to be silly money, any help would be good. Good luck Alan4711


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 16:47
Hi all iv just come back from the allotment and noticed 3 different types of bee on the yellow flowers of the nobbys ( Brussels sprouts to most people) that a fellow allotmenteer has left for them, and they were really busy and obviously have a grand time of it ,so this has to be another one to remember for the future for our garden,also i noticed the tadpoles were doing a piranha on a garden snail that must have fallen into the pond, i always thought they only ate plant life but not these matey they were hungry alright,OK good luck to the Bees and you lot get your sun-cream out just in case,( i would insert a smiley face with sun glass,s and winking) but i don't know how to get them biyall

white strawberries

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 11:08
Hi all again ,just looking at our strawberries in the cold frame and doing very well mostly flowering nicely probably due to the nettle juice maybe,anyway has anybody yet got and of the new white stawbs i saw in Grow It mag last march 2012 i thought if they have they might want to keep us informed of the results they get as they were said to be the best tasting IN THE WORLD and highly disease resistant i think their are 3 varieties one tasting like pineapple it seems so if its out their how about an update for us all, no wages just appreciation good luck all Alan4711

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