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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:13

i looked at rhs and could not find a standard lavender it sounds nice,i cant ever remember seeing one

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:10

Marinelilum r u suggesting us allotmenteers wear Nora Batty tights, and whos been talking then

Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:06

Hi Sunnysarah, great idea and so easy,weve just planted eaters cookers gauges,and much more, the secret is to tell the supplier what room you have and what you want,find an apple you like and ask the supplier what he has, that one or closest to that taste, he will then make the choice according to the root stock its on, this rootstock decides the size of the tree its all very simple ,let them advise you,   what area do you live in.

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:53

Morning all ,i agree with Dove a good scrub which we do every winter with our buts and a little Jeyes  (lots of rinsing) ,i used a lot of water so the buts were quite clean,also in large buts ( 40 gallon )a table spoon of rapeseed/veg type  oil on the water surface to keep midge stuff out, water buts with tops tend to keep clean anyway if the water is used often enough, rain water we collected in winter lasted well into summer with no smell,so scrub em and top em.

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:34

Hi, we found our raised beds,no digging, nice clean easy paths between, rotation easy,and almost weed free, the weeds we did get were just pull outs, the setting up was hard but very enjoyable in summer,but after the initial work the allotment was just so easy to operate.

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:15

HI when we moved here we inherited a large clump of bamboo and it looks like its not the invasive type and as a screen its really good ,

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:07

Hi Greenfingers, if these are your first trees then your supplier  will need to know what your trying to do, he can then explain Root stocks without getting technical as this decides how the tree grows ,height ,width ,etc  im in Norfolk and lucky to have Reads Nurseries who have high quality trees ,right price and deliver at the right price as well, Stephen the owner  will talk to you should you want to, good luck

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/  

Hedging advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:06

SORRY WRONG PERSON

Hedging advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:04

Hi Greenfingers, if these are your first trees then your supplier  will need to know what your trying to do, he can then explain Root stocks without getting technical as this decides how the tree grows ,height ,width ,etc  im in Norfolk and lucky to have Reads Nurseries who have high quality trees ,right price and deliver at the right price as well, Stephen the owner  will talk to you should you want to, good luck

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/ 

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can you id this please

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alpines type wot to do please

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Skimea pics i hope again

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thread box only half there cannot upload

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