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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.

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

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Central heating not an ad,

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just info

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its here

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wot to do now

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Fat balls in plastic NO

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