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Latest posts by Alan4711

Weed or plant

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:46
not unlike a nettle

Ants on my cucumber plants

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 15:24
Hi Nat search semolina on here

Brown Turkey Fig is Dying

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:38
Hi iv just got some fig cuttings and i,m going to grow a couple of trees ,they do need a little attention to their planting and also their next years fruit needs attention before winter ,how to do this is on the net ,RHS and others offer mostly the same advise which im following ,usually no fruit is covered by most of them and very simple.
Good luck

gravel bed/border ... replace with bark?

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 16:22
Hi dj some time ago Monty went to a garden that had the most wonderful veg ,,one of the best he had seen he said, the chap used bark chips which he riddled once a year ,what went through the riddle he used as compost, what was left he put back onto the path and added new on top and so on,he only used Comfry and nettle tea he said he never buys any plant food at all yet his produce was just superb, on our allotment we are now lucky to get free bark from local tree workers, and most are converting to it, as we are,good luck

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:26
best cat repellent i ever used.

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 19:24
once a week sweep a small part of the beech car park, take the sand to allotment,spread around the base of the raised beds,in the raised beds use the up turned gutter tunnel and jam jar way,its working a treat,cheap builders sand and cheap cooking salt also works, they don't like it,rains a pain though.

Gardeners World

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 17:34
Maybe it should be shown by taking this silly game off that's on far too often, the one where they kick a ball ,then falling over, then pretend to be hurt sort of thing, and please don't tell me its football ,i remember what football used to look like and its not that.


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:51
Hi baj as has been said many times here Avon Skin so soft does the trick, just try it

What does Monty think?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:02
for years now fishing pond owners have been using this technique to stop the dreaded blue algae which at one time a few years ago was a big problem ,many animals were killed drinking the water expensive carp were dieing in thousands and we were warned to keep children away from it the Barley corn works stuff the EU
Alan4711 Fisherman of yesteryear avavgooden

Slug warfare

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 11:30
Hi Gill a short time ago a lady ( i tried to find her name but can,t) placed this advise
on our site and we are using it and a big yes,, place the slug pellets into the top af a jam jar,place this under a 10/12 inch tunnel of rain guttering (plastic is quite cheap)a brick on top or fasten it down so hedgehogs cant get to them leave one or both ends open and there you go it worked for us after 2 nights and gets better every day,good luck Alan4711

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