Latest posts by Alan4711

This allows me to garden with my bad body!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:18
these cheapskates as my mum used to call them must really think us gardeners are stupid or something,not the hardest cheap move to spot was it, XHOSE is it really out there.

Mice in my raised beds

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:53
Hi all,we have up the allotment hundreds or thousands of mice,we dip our peas and beans etc in paraffin for a min or brush it on then plant no probs ,iv tried with dipping and without it before planting, dipping works ,its an age old trick granddads dads did it ,mind you parrafin was twopence a gallon then,
good luck Alan4711

Will security lightning / street lighting upset my vegetable plot?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:45
wonder if the slugs and snails will be deterred at all by the light ,hope so

Hollow Radishes

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:43
Hi Paul iv seen this before but cant help with an answer,this year iv used nettle juice on mine and they have grown so big and fast they didn't get chance to get woody at all,i,ll keep an eye on this see if anybody has the answer
Good luck Paul ,suns just come out im off to the allotment

olive 'tree'

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:36
Hi Elaine, i think a lot of people think growing figs is difficultand dont try it and really fresh figs takes a lot of beating,but recently i googled figs and found loads of advise ,all relatively the same,i then visited 2 people who actually do grow lots of figs and one whose fig has never fruited,this was cured by re positioning into a Fig pit (google it ) all the info from these people was the same as google,so i took 8 hard wood cuttings as per net advise and all are already rooting in water,its so easy, perhaps the RHS or just google as i did might be very helpful to you and good luck

Water lilies

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:39
Hi James usually the g/center will give you all the advise you need when you buy which ever one you get


Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:22
Hi all just to pass this on from Grow It ,warm and mix Vaseline and a candle or wax add salt let set rub around your pot tops, they say it works i don't have Potts so don't know maybe you might try it Alan4711

is plant food the same as fertiliser? and how can you make plant food?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:11
Hi M and B I never ever buy food nettle and comfry tea is as good as seaweed, first smelly way get an old pillow case protector (pound shop pound for 2) fill with cut nettles or comfry or mixed ,place in bucket of some kind weight it down and fill with water and cover with refuse bag,3/4 weeks dilute 10 /15 to one or like weak tea,this is to use direct onto soil ,for pest spray dilute 20/25 to 1 or it will burn the leaves, if it does burn dilute more ,,and it stinks, way no 2 almost no smell, place cut nettles/comfry into a container with drain holes in bottom fill with nettles /comfry add i pint of water to start it and weight it down well place this container into another to catch the juice/tea keep out of the rain ,the dark juice is pure food and needs diluting 20 to one or try a little. another way place a brick into the pillow bag tie a string onto it to retrieve it when its done and drop into your water but replace cover,use straight from butt, mine are all 40 gallons
its wonderful and smells delightful spuds love it and strawbs go big and juicy so does all the other plants and veg,give it a go ITS FREE

The age old problem of cats !

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:37
Hi Betty,its all been said before, but we are cat free for months now due to Jeyes ready to use spray or diluted from the tin,Wilco,s cheapest so far ,don't spray on plants but near to them is ok, if you dig or disturb the soil in any way spray again ,it takes about a week to cure the cats and it lasts when used ongoing for weeks or months at a spray, iv had one visit in 5/6 months because i planted and forgot to spray around the new plant,IT WORKS i now spray once a month lightly,Try it.and good luck.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:07
graemegarden how did you do that thank you very much,can anyone do it,as you,v guessed im not a computer chap good luck all

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