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Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 11:40

hope you solve the prob Mary,  and dont forget old windows make new coldframes 

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 11:25

Hi Briggsy, my old allotment neighbour had the same problem, he used the rain water down pipe gadget only takes 20 mins to make and no body disposing needed, we used the tried and tested dip in  parrafin ,not soaked just dipped,the mice dug a couple up but didnt eat them i just pushed them back down we had a great show of greenhurst peas they were so good, and the mice moved on. good luck

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:25

Ahh yes the olive is toooo close but iv got a nice sunny spot for it when i get back out,

the apples from Overstrand were exceptional ,about 7 foot tall very good condition with tie strap and a good stake,£19.99 Bramley £14.99 im well pleased,they look like they belong here,next there getting me a(Bob T Gardener) Black Butte Blackberry ,Bob says there very good ,thornless and loads of big black fruit  ohhhhh apple and blackberry pie , gauge is in ,its a dwarf and a Breaburn ready to join them soon then its a wisteria on the house with bird boxes for it to grow round ,i think we might have hedgehogs in the pampas  so there being left till much later when i build a few hotels for them,now do we feed or let them b as i dont want to encourage cats or foxes ,weve already got a fox who has his supper on the back step and leaves all the feathers for us to clean up, and next doors just bought a cat, im going to try the tipbit way to see if he dont use our garden for a loo as were a friend who feeds me now and again type of thing hope it works, 

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:25

According to the R H S jeyes fluid used correctly ( follow instructions as i said ) is ok for cleaning garden equipment and as i said rinse well  the pond is empty so this can be done properly, iv used it many times with no ill effects, Follow instructions and your ok.

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:17

im told normally fruit trees spread roots about the same width of the width of the  full grow tree, maybe a rough guide . 

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 12:10

I find it really annoying when people have to drag other people down to there level,i see jealousy where understanding should be, a chap spends his time learning about gardening, how, where, doesn't matter to me he just did it, he then puts his ideas into a tv prog which becomes  popular, he travells to interesting places to make more nice easy watch-able entertaining progs, he has his very own appearance and ways weather its his or the prog arrangers i dont care as its all a part of the fun side of the prog and gardening in general, sometimes i must look like a scruff when im enjoying the allotment or garden, dont we all, so why cant he just carry doing what works for him and his viewers, and who gives a Monkeys what  the Telegraph thinks,perhaps They should try growing something perhaps growing up      

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 11:21

on the allotments we used Jeyes fluid ( follow instructions ) to clean our water butts they also sometimes get a little slimly, a good rinse and all ok, maybe this might do the trick. 

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:42

Hi Andy, weve just moved to a Bungalow actually called Magnolias and we have 8 and i dont know which variety they are but like Dove says some can be huge, im moving 4 away from the house so taking no chances and i hope to keep them to a reasonable size if i can,so the answer is check the variety and make a note of it for any buyer in case you ever move home,  good luck  

wine

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:31

Steephill iv saved that one thanks very much for that ,the cider really is simple,

Artjak, many thanks for the offer Pear would be really good,im open for the messages in my settings if you prefer many thanks matey. 

Is now the time to move a rose?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:23

 Yes Annie bananas are high in potassium , a good thing for people who tend to get cramp, scuba divers often eat them regularly, i often keep a skin in a bottle overnight or a couple of days shaken well,its used for a quick pick me up for plants not doing too well, just a short term help,it works for me, i got the tip a couple of years ago on here,aspirin works as well,  To me if the time is right for planting trees or roses then they must have just been moved so its probably right to do it now.  

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