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"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 10:26

Tracy that's no hotel its a Pallet City just great well done, 

Slug solution....

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 10:21

we used to have a few ,silver and coppery  coloured ones in Wales, just superb creatures, if your lucky and there's more DONT  move them,they wake up about now and start mating ,hopefuly 7 to 9 live young in Aug to Sept, they eat slow moving small stuff including snails and slugs,your lucky.

Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:03

Sorry Sarah cant help with Oxfordshire ,so get a local good nursery and talk to someone there perhaps the owner is best,good luck.

standard

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 ,

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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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Eating our Skimmea

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John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

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ID Please

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