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Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:21
Garjobo hi, i can only repeat that useing Jeyes fluid ready to use spray or a can of dilute yourself has been working for me for about 7/8 months ,from 5 deposits a night down to none, a couple of deposits a few weeks ago when i planted something and forgot to spray around it (not too close ), iv fenced our back garden off now as i have a moron cat owner for a neighbor whose cat is out all day and only returns to eat, what kind of a pet owner is that i ask you,whats the point of having a part time cat lodger,anyway were moving enough is enough so i know just how you feel and im pleased to say our new house has NO cat owners close bye, so not expensive to try ( Wilco,s )do it cheap,, good luck G


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:39
Hi Criss when we moved into our house last year i took 40 cuttings from a huge Hydrangea,i did it not really understanding how to do it correctly at all,i also dug up 4 feet from the left and right side of it leaving only a 2 feet wide stub at almost ground level,as i said it was huge and completely out of control, 6 months later i have 36 really good cuttings to resite and also give away, the original shrub is now one mass of new green healthy growth about 2 feet high just what i wanted, maybe i was lucky but its worked ,they really are tough shrubs,the correct way im told is as Dove says but at the time i didn't know good luck

Fig trees

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:54
Hi Garry ,if you buy a fig big enough to plant straight into the allotment then go to the Royal horti society on the net theirs some really good advise on how ,note the Fig Pit advise and very important the winter looking after advise as this determines weather or not you get fruit,also if later you want to get cuttings (dormant) the simple water in a jar works so well and so easy and free, iv got 9 now in water ready to put into containers then after a year into a pit ,check figs on the net ,loads of advise good luck G

Green Compost

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:24
Hi newboy2 the reason why nettles and comfry are so good is because they get their roots very deep into the nutrients plants love,lots of deep rooted plants are ok to use ,go on the net and get info for your own peace of mind and the best way to use the tea lots of info there also the way to do green compost as Welshonion says theirs addresses on the net to order any seeds to grow it ,also check out the dry way of doing the tea its easier and less smelly
good luck

jam maker

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:24
morning all,right now this might not sound like a question for G?W BUT im going to have for the first time a nice load of fruit this year to make preserves and jams and such, i know i could learn to do it the old way and will if that turns out to be the best way to do it, but has anyone ever used one of these electric jam makers if so honest opinions please and any advise or tricks of the trade would be good too,my first time on the fruit making scene so need all the help i can get avagooden Alan4711

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:37
Michael wood ash is not good for all IE: Hydrangeas,rhododendrons, shrubs etc hate it PH no good , Nettle and comfry contain Nitrogen and phosphates and minerals from deep in the soil most, purchased root simulators contain 3% nitrogen,20% phosphorous, 20% potassium, if you use one with more nitrogen then your looking for more green top growth stuff such as fruits etc, i find if used early tea gives good roots, then later use gives good top growth. depends how you use it

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:42
Dry way ,place one container with drain holes drilled into it into another with no holes in it this one is to collect the tea,,2 gallon buckets are just the job,(??1each at BnQ cut up your nettles or comfry fill up the holed container place a brick or anything a little heavy on top, pour a pint or so of water in to start it, cover it or place somewhere out of the rain the green rots down quite quickly and the juice runs into the bottom container,this is now an ongoing free food factory just keep filling it up and as Monty and all the gardeners i know agree is as good as seaweed, don't forget to water the juice down to about ten to one and it stores very well in old plastic milk bottles,does smell a bit
great food Alan4711


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:24
Hi all ,has anyone any knowledge on garden shredders,iv looked on the net and it seems people seem to disagree on which one for branches and which one for greener waste,they seem to clog up apparently,anyway i need one for normal garden composting ,ie: current bush pruning s and i suppose the heaviest would be the Hydrangea trimmings,i wish to shred everything then compost it ASAP.any ideas please Alan4711

nut for water butt tap

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:15
JPS try a local plumbers supplier, take the tap with you, they will probably have them for use with the new plastic toilet systems nice and cheap,

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:55
Monty said it all on G/W nettle juice or Comfry all really good and free try the dry way of making it, as it dont smell so strong lots of advise on this feed on the net all free and this year our results are great with it, used early good roots used later good leaf / top growth .

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