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how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:16

Many thanks folks for that just the job

I.D please :)

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:29

Hi Yuccaman,I followed your advice and everything is just right ,nice one matey  

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:17

Morning all, We inherited a few very large not sure which Honeysuckle and a 10 x 8 foot lovely Fuchsias bush,(Pics) as usual Honey suckle nothing low down,can i really chop back clean up,  and still get it to grow up high again to give us privacy. ,The Fuchsias this summer has grown 3 feet away from the fence it now has thickish branches and much too high, dare i cut it back to the fence and down to the top of the fence again for privacy, its not much flowered im told untill a FBB and Comfry wake up call it got when we arrived seems, i might have overdone the feed a bit as 12 feet is a bit much , but the flowers were stunning, can i start cutting heavy in Spring please many thanks all,

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A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:33

Morning Frank, I also went into hospital on Saturday and came home on Monday with a new knee, only 3 days i know but i asked Kate to help me to the greenhouse and then check if anything needed a drink but no everything had been well looked after,  so we had coffee in the sun ,and was i glad to be home,  ( just for info i had the op in Sandringham private ex BUPA hospital nhs sent me there as iv been waiting a good while and iv had other ops as well , really great hospital ) anyway like you say Frank good to be back home ,take it easy,,cool erin Norfolk

 

Damson/plum and apple tree advice

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Amy, here is a start for you with pruning , its the RHS one good reading and nice and easy to get to understand about different types of tree pruning  good luck,hope its warmer where you r its a bit cool eiein Norfolk

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=90       

diatomeacous earth??

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 09:53

Shellsglam, please understand i know as much about spiders as i do about women  which is Nothing, BUT my Kate has been from childhood Terrified and i mean terrified of any spiders,screams in the garden mean im needed to move a spider to another location as i cant hurt them,i find them fascinating anyway when we were living in Tenby we had spiders as big as rats (nearly ) a neighboring allotmenteer said get some Conkers put on window sills and anywhere else spiders can get into the house Kate collected a bag full pollished them nicely and put them everywhere  and i mean everywhere, No spiders in the house hardly at all it worked for her, Now Conkers are free so how about collecting a few hundred and   throw  them in the garden it will cost you only a nice time being a kid again collecting Conkers ( for in doors you can now buy Conker spray for spiders) perhaps for later a little Conker tree. if not a flame burner might clear them,you can hire them for clearing weeds etc ,id go for Conkers  Good luck

Sieving soil - compaction?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:24

Hi Jordon we did the same with our new allotment,a field to begin with,we de-turfed it made large raised beds and i sieved all the beds using a big bread basket i fixed to 4 legs to shake the soil and de-weed ,and it worked very well, hard work but the result was really good,we then covered it all in 4/6 inches of manure and left it to the worms , the result was worth it ,your going the right way as Bob T/|G said hard work but you will be very happy once the allotment is in action god luck matey,nice and sunny erein Norfolk.

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:40

I was quite surprised to find that meerkats are  such horrible animals truth be known,sad but very true,but a great advert.

How to protect autumn-sowing broad beans and peas?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:34

Del the old trick of dipping the peas etc for a second  in paraffin will stop any nuisances  touching them sometimes you might find the odd pea on top of the soil where they have bought it up to eat and then left it just push it back down we pushed about 5 back then they were left alone,  we always had great greenhurst shaft if i remember the pea name. our next door allotmenteers lost there crop so they also started dipping ,it worked ! good luck

Pick Axe

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:23

Forrester2  the head of yours has to be correct as the points face down or it wouldn't work leave it as it is or it will be upside down, as kt53 says hold the handle and drop the axe head down hard a few times this will do the trick, if you dont trust it staying in position wedge it from the long handle side ,but this is not normally needed, Good luck.

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