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Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:16

well done Jackers ,we haven't actually washed the seaweed but good luck



Posted: 21/10/2012 at 20:47

Wrong no carpet  im told by the Rhubarb expert,, cover with manure and leave it as origanaly Rhubarb came form outer Mongolia or somewhere very cold and the plant is the type that has to have at least 2 weeks cold so the carpet is a NO,NO there apparantly is a name for plants taht need cold spells it begins with D but i forgot what he said it was  So sorry and good luck


wild apples

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 20:25

Hi Potter its so strange iv never even given Wild apple trees more thought other than how nice they look,,untill today i purchased a jar of wild apple jam,i,d never heard of it until i saw it at the car boot sale,and now your talking about it,strange? But the jam is very different and very tastey,good luck Alan4711


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:44

seeing as seaweed doesnt deposit passed the high water line  no one can own it, as its between the high water line and the seabed  permission cannot be granted by anyone eccept by the crown and i dont think they will mind  do you


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:34

we have covered it leaves and all in manure and over the winter an old carpet  this was the advise from all the allotmenteers hope its right

Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:30

we started useing Avon oh so soft after being advised its used by the marines abroad for mozys, it is just great it works very well with biting horse fies which we get as big as horses down in Wales and they hurt and itch for days,this is the best weve used yet and cheap as in summer it goes on special offer try it we all did.


Dog fouling on lawn and in the soil

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:18

and while we speak the big black and whit one has actually just done it again on brand new turf and i was told they don't do it on just grass OH yes they do now,that chicken wires going up ASAP its just so annoying and all the repellents so far a waste of money


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:11

Hi again Jack,i have actually spoken to our local council about collecting seaweed and they we cannot see a reason why a council would mind gardeners collecting sea weed,beachcombers are accepted as is people who collect flotsam and jetsam,also shell collectors and so forth,the tide lines used are high mean ,so between the high tide line and the sea shore and sea bed that is almost always owned by the crown ,high water lines are the accepted point of change if any,  and not the start of  buildings or roads or vegetation and are the legal acceptance in almost all cases,charges made on beeches ie car parks etc are after the high tide line therefore legal,  so seaweed is best and free


Dog fouling on lawn and in the soil

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:38

i have just had to spend £60 for chicken wire to fasten into my hedges to stop all this mess happening to us literally 5 mins ago i chased a cat off,my back garden,I'm hoping the wire will do the back garden trick but i  cant do the front its too open,and the cats live very very close to us,, neighbours who d av em


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:26

sorry about that Jackwers only half the message came through,right, living on the coast removeing seaweed i quantitoies were talking about has never been a problem and the tide line decides who ownes what, in winter lots of seaweed is deposited  and gardeners collect it, if its placed on top of the soil slugs tend not to go over it when its dry, our chap digs some in and from the £ shop he gets a pillow protector and fills it and places it in his water butts for food, he then fills a dustbin with water and does the same for food for summer,this needs diluting and is wonderfull, the rest he leaves in the bags untill summer and digs it in, he Never buys plant food 

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