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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.

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:45

Peter can you use the tree at the top to upload pics , i cant get your upload to work, cheers matey

I was given a large bulb. Can you tell me what this is??

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:42

and eres me thinking it was an Osram 100 wat,   wrong again, but a cracker of a flower ,nice one

Apple Trees and Grass Clippings

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:39

Hi Paul , pruning apple trees first depends on there age , for the planting and the early years  pruning differs from later older trees so to get it right try this advice from the RHS its all made simple ,even i understand it,

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=164    

New Member

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:25

And Hercules Poirot lets not forget " I am not French i am Belgian "

New Member

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:59

Hi freewillow and welcome to the nut house,and seeing as you can remember old Geoff  you might remember Barry Bucknell, mind you he was a chippie not a gardener,I did warn you were nuts, sunny erein Norfolk

name and can I please

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:53

Hi Benny,here in Norfolk were only 100 mtr from the sea so we do get lots of damp air although the air here is very clean, the trees often get moss growing in them ,this area ,s soil is also very sandy and has excellent  drainage, the Yucca  we think was quite old and as you can see it had damage on it when we bought the house about 10 months ago, the remaining one is now very lose and the main trunk is also soon to just blow over as we get strong north and east winds from the sea,so when it does i,ll pot it up. I didn't know about the rosettes and rhizomes so that's very helpful and yes the new one you see is only 2 weeks old it just appeared one morning a nice surprise, and many thanks for all your help cheers and good luck Benny

name and can I please

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:47

Hi Yuccaman007 unfortunately the plant was not really too well ,when i looked the old leaves were full of snails and stuff,after a good clean up i noticed one of the plants was rotting so i removed it ,cleaned it up and planted it ,its now in the greenhouse hopefully recovering, the other part is still on the main stem which now i find is rotting also,so do i cut it of and replant in a pot as before do you think,the original yucca is now loose and i will pull it up soon do you think, when i replanted the other i cleaned it up like i would a pineapple was  this correct,

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58269.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58270.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58271.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 before and after the removal  and the rotting yuccas stem

Spots on leaves

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:03

Hi Peanuts3,sorry to say that ones not in any of my books ,hope someone else will help ,good luck 

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