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Calistemon

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:34

12.30 and nut you r right its P.........g it down, Right Dove yes that's the one, Mondo ,do i need to over winter in cold frame please.......

insulation

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:27

My neighbor uses bubble wrap and says it work very well, im trying it this year,

How do I re-subscribe to a thread?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:25

Like Dove said mine dont work either, used to though,

Tree bands

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:20

I used Petroleum jelly for the first time ,it seems to work but it has melted from a 2 inch band to a 6 inch grease band with no actual materiel at all just jelly,hope it works better than it looks,

Advice please - a climber for fence

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:13

Hi Geordie,Jackie, I would go for a mix of colour, we have at one end of a 20 foot fence  a white Clematis Montana ,at the other a red one , they meet in the middle and  a really nice mix, they are stunning in flower and look good in winter,they are very easy to grow ,very quick to spread  ( we planted another on the wall 6 weeks ago and its now 5 feet high and spread 4 feet along the wall )( fed on Comfrey ) and very strong,and we dont bother to prune at all, were putting another  Clematis in that will climb up it as i said its a strong plant, anyway just a thought if you like like reds and whites and hardly any looking after. good luck,  

Calistemon

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:53

Morning all from trying to b sunny Norfolk, Kates sisters just arrived for a few days from Retford north east  midlands and shes brought some i can only describe as black grass and 4 semi ripe cuttings of Bottle Brush Callistemon, am i right in ,hormone powder,good compost,and a good watering and unheated g/house or cold frame,shall i bag it over  ( i use plastic bottles cut to size) or leave it bare,,,The black grass ( stunning ) in pots the grass 5/6 inches high strong, shall I over winter as the other as its just been dug up and potted to bring it here,im instructed its rampant, so im ready ,any advice please 

What to prune now and when? Please read my message :) Thank you

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:16

Hi Paul heres a start theres lots more info on the net

   http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/prime-time-pruning 

Dilemma

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:49

Hi , The owner should not be causing these birds suffering ,So simply report it to the the owners of the allotments/council or RSPB your name does not need to be mentioned,peace of mind

Leaky water butt

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 11:50

Hi Fish, when we did ours on the allotment i used Plumbers Mate where the washer or tap tightens on to the butt inside and out, its not cheap but seals very well, hence the name, if you go for roof and gutter sealant ,Dont do cheap, get a good one. good luck.

Red slimey worms

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:27

I watched a video on worms and compost also worm farming,it said if the worms are coming to the top they are looking for other food or the bin is too wet,if its too wet it will smell,im no expert on worms but it said do Not force them back into the bin there is something wrong or they would not be under the top, it advised putting fresh dry food in along with some cut up paper or cardboard to help it keep dryish, im only passing on the info i personally don't know the answer, good luck,  

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