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Peas

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:19

if you get mice trouble dip the peas in paraffin then plant mice won touch em.old allotment trick it works 

Fan trained Fig

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 17:17

Any chance of a pic before you chop

Fan trained Fig

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:43

YEP, that's the best info ,note the restriction of the roots mind , and the new  root bags are just the job and not expensive if you want plenty of fruit later, i feed on Fish blood and bone, and when near to fruiting a good dollop of Potash to encourage the fruiting, and dont forget like Dovefromabove they do like a drink.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:38

Super noodle can you tell us how much you paid to eradicate the J /K weed please

Driveway ideas

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42610.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 High  Mark,this type of stone /pebbles, was laid by the previous owner and is a nightmare,a couple of inches deep ,horrible to walk/drive on its from tiny stuff to one or one and a half inch pebbles , even on a slope it collects so much sludge and muck underneath it, so were removing it ASAP,it maybe ok for a drive away from the house but not close to it good luck.

Nice smelly for the house

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:35

strange question i know but does anyone grow anything in there garden to smell nice in the house, im not looking for  the flowers vase,we do that as well ,im looking for something on a regular bases  to be the background fragrance in the house as i want to grow it rather then buy an electric plug in, they are ok but not quite the same, i remember grandmas house used to have vase,s with all kinds of things sticking up ,some were branches mixed with other things ,memory wont go back to the vase,s, now i just remember her blackleading the fire grate and the brush catching fire, red cardinal polish,sweeping the front of the house Every day, spitting on her hanky to wipe my face , IV lost the plot, smelly,, thats it please if poss,if i hav,nt got one then i,ll grow one. many thanks 

Blueberries and Ericaceous compost advice needed.

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:58

Hi Greenlove, your problem of soil led me to buy Honeyberry as  they are ok in normal soils ,i did get some blueberry but they are staying in pots as im told they prefer them, i know  this don't help you at all but good luck Alan

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:34

Daniel go on the net and check the pics against your plants and see what it is, check for Japanese Knotweed and see if its coming from under the fence ,if ti is J/K dont worry just get good advise .

Food makers

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:25

Hi Sumo, if you have ever seen plasterers mix plaster they use a kind of drill with a long stiring thing (talk to a plasterer) so im getting the local blacksmith to make me a similar thing to fit my electric drill but the end that would stir the plaster will now have rough blades on it to cut the seaweed etc, so a bucket ,drill set on slow to start and slowly mix away till its all slush, pour through an old pillow protector and Bobs your wotsit ,i find nettles and comfry also really good and quick and free. 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:08

Hi Mike,a short time ago Kate and i bought our final  house ere on the coast,nice bungalow, big garden just what we wanted with a nice local pub,within 10 weeks i was 60% paralysed with the doctors very worried, they said they had,nt seen such deterioration so quick before, at this stage i was using a wheelchair and often  when alone was in despair. I decided to set myself a target.The first was to get back into the greenhouse and mend the glass i fell through when i first  became ill, the second was to get back to my local to see our friends and ava pint. i had a 5 hour op on my spine a short time ago and now ,im on crutches,no chair, walking on my own , and this Friday were going down to the pub for the meat raffle and a pint, the glass in the greenhouse will get done shortly. Mike go for it step by step have a target and remember its better to overshoot than aim too low, from what iv read everybody ere is with you, it just a test you,v been sent same as me , bit at a time matey you,ll get through just like me, Ava good en,  Alan    

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