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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.  

Is now the time to move a rose?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:48

hi Dave how about this from District. Org   

       http://www.ncnhdistrict.org/aom/myths.html 

driving on the grass

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:03

HI blue, iv seen this before and the council were very helpful repairing it,there should be no problem whatsoever just call the refuge office or your local council they should send someone round to see it and then someone to fix it easy 

wine

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 11:49

Morning all from erein Sunny Norfolk, its a cracker of a day, right iv just come from the rhubarb topic which as often does turned to booze, knowing u lot i was,nt a bit surprised, now im following so i can decide which rhubarb to start as we hav,nt any at all, so following that one and probly get some at weekend,with a thought to crumble and wine maybe,now do you think we could have a wine making topic for the complete beginner by people who have actually done it not a book but real peoples recipes like Dove put up , i personally will need cider as weve planted 5 new deserts and a cooker,a plum and rhubarb should be ok in 2 to 3 years i hope any recipes and advise will be really welcome wotuthink  Alan

Attacking pampas

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 14:21

HI i got the RHS    

  • Pampas grass grows well on a range of soil types but thrives in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
  • After time the tussocks can become very large and congested with old, dead foliage.
  • Cutting back and combing regularly in late winter or spring should minimise the dead foliage and keep the tussock compact.
  • Because of its sharp leaf margins pampas grass was commonly burnt in its native habitat to control its spread, but in the garden burning can be dangerous not only for the gardener but because pampas grass is a favourite place for hedgehogs to hibernate.
  • Pests and diseases do not trouble Cortaderia selloana

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:21

AH NOW THEN the seller said he had an olive in the garden and this is the only one looking like this, so maybe a big pot and see wot happens then thats good advise folks many thanks for that, iv never heard of irfanview Bob looks worth having ,and the weather ere has gone miserable and the heatings just got switched up a bit,roast chicken and a bottle obeer  for dinner, many thanks, Alan

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:49

cheers matey uploading might be great now but phone camera begins with cra- but it was leaning out of the window ill get Kate to do a better one and this tree is only 2 feet from the footings,cheers

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