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Talkback: How to make a nettle feed

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:06

Cathkev not sure if you mean making it or storing it ,on the allotment i made it in a 40 gallon drum almost full of water ,the comfry and nettles  were kept in a pillow protector put into the drum and weighted down with a brick then  when it was ready 4/5 weeks i could just pull it out and empty it ,wash it and use again, , then bottled it leaving a space in the bottles to expand.easy

hanging baskets

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:27

Hi all, we have about 12 big hanging baskets to do, now Kate wants a mix of whites blues, mauve's , purples and pinks,  im up with how to do them and watering rules but which plants to get ,not really a clue,I did find Lobelia  looks good but then im lost as to what can be used in baskets. so im hoping to get some suggestions please.

cheers Alan4711

Talkback: How to make a nettle feed

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:49

Hi Dodgee, iv bottled it up and used it 12 /18 months later ,but i make it the dry way and get the juice without water in it so its much more powerful and needs diluting much more and its easier to save, and dont smell so much in the making.and dont need so much shelf space. good luck

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:39

Hi m,atey, i,v joined up and  hidden  hose pipes from the tap all around the garden among the plants all out of sight i just connect and away with the spray gun, im like a big kid with a new toy and so so easy now, even the car might get a wet  

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:25

Yes ,iv followed that name Sisyrinchium, and its in my Flower Expert,and bronze Fennels not in but sounds right to most , so thank you all very much for that info,and yes at the front is a Phormium,  many thanks all from erein Sunny Munsly,, now wheres that sun tan cream again,,glass of wine in the garden maybe  

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:54

Good evening all,is there any chance someone can ID these 2 plants, the fury bushy one was i thought dead a few months ago but a clip and a drop of H2o woke it up i think ,the other again iv not the fogiest , Help if poss, wot a great day its been so far erein Munsly , good luck



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:21

Neil one of the secrets of being an allotmenteer is Not to be shy,talk to everybody there once they know your there to stay and be a part of it advice will flow,watch what the other s with good results are doing, gofor it. 

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:32

There you R,    

Urgent Olive tree help please!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:56

Hi Amanda if you go to RHS olive tree there is lots of good advice ,


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:22

Hi Supernoodle the answer is Avon Skin So Soft,iv used it for some time ,this has been on here many times ,its also supplied to out troops  abroad ,Avon do not claim it to be a repellent,but it just works so well ,on the allotment i used to get eaten alive until i used this ,give it a try dont suffer. 

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