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new Rhubarb

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:53

Morning all ,bit of a funny one ere, I grew from seed  (  so easy ) about 10 Victoria  Rhubarbs ,I planted them on, fed on Comfrey and raw seaweed tea, and they were just smashing ,good stalks and healthy big leaves, the question is this ,all the stalks we left to ripen and die off , nothing touched only  the slugs had a nibble,now they are still in there positions and almost gone,so do i just leave them for the winter as they are or lift them for the green house for there first year, I understand they love the cold so ??,also if they grow again next year is this classed as there first proper year as a crown and not pulled or can we pull and eat as if its there second year,? Many thanks,  O and looking at the price,s of crowns last year  I found the seed growing a complete doddle and so so rewarding


Roses Help Needed

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:32

Morning Ash, I dont know the answer to Q1  but the easiest help iv found so far nice and simple is this one from The Rose Garden, I hope it helps with parts of your other Qs  good luck.  cold but sunny erein Muns,N,Norfolk

Coarse Sand!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:07

Morning BK, BoB TG put me onto builders sharp sand he uses and its proved a good cheap alternative to G/C sand at around twice the price and just as good,always a bag in the g/h now good luck,by the way stores usually keep the sand outside, gloves and a rag required, warmer but a bit dull erein Munsly N Norfolk folks Avagooden

Coarse Sand!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 19:16

Hi ,Also Homebase £2 Sharp sand

Greenhouse advice!

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:37

Steve i,d be interested to see which one you decided on as were thinking of a combi as well,will the supplyer  erect as well and what base are you going for,when we looked and asked the makers and the basic price just seemed to doubled in no time,

Tree help

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 15:12

HI Nick,unfortunately that looks to me like a pro job if the pic is accurate thats a heavy looking trunk ,so a professional job needs doing,Not as expensive as most people think, weve had a few done and logs for sale or burn,the cutter gave us a discount and took the logs to sell to his local pub,gat some quotes matey.   

keeping cosmos upright

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:57

Copy that Chicky also i used the fence to help as they can grow quite tall,iv got the seeds from this year and hope to get a great fence full

 these were the free ones in G/W Cat  and are so easy ,good luck

green house heater

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:32

Maybe the old bubble wrap ,loads of us use it,line the greenhouse for about £20 or wrap the pots up in it works well for me.

Is it safe to plant Neem tree 2 mtr away from house

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:29

I use neem oil as a garden / greenhouse bug spray, information via net says its quite a clever oil and is very good bug friendly, and used in many countries since time began sort of, I also found that trying to grow one was a in UK so bought the oil via the net, fancy having a tree full of it sell it by the bucket,

Feeding birds Yes or No

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:52

would you believe a couple of robins have paired up in our garden and iv read they like CHEESE so a few chopped sultanas ,raisins,one grape, a little shredded suet ,some cheese,with a little Allbran to keep em regular,bowl of water, What did they eat first yep the Cheese, checked with the rspb and yes go for it they said robins like mild cheese. 

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