Latest posts by Alan4711

Hollow Radishes

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:43
Hi Paul iv seen this before but cant help with an answer,this year iv used nettle juice on mine and they have grown so big and fast they didn't get chance to get woody at all,i,ll keep an eye on this see if anybody has the answer
Good luck Paul ,suns just come out im off to the allotment

olive 'tree'

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:36
Hi Elaine, i think a lot of people think growing figs is difficultand dont try it and really fresh figs takes a lot of beating,but recently i googled figs and found loads of advise ,all relatively the same,i then visited 2 people who actually do grow lots of figs and one whose fig has never fruited,this was cured by re positioning into a Fig pit (google it ) all the info from these people was the same as google,so i took 8 hard wood cuttings as per net advise and all are already rooting in water,its so easy, perhaps the RHS or just google as i did might be very helpful to you and good luck

Water lilies

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:39
Hi James usually the g/center will give you all the advise you need when you buy which ever one you get


Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:22
Hi all just to pass this on from Grow It ,warm and mix Vaseline and a candle or wax add salt let set rub around your pot tops, they say it works i don't have Potts so don't know maybe you might try it Alan4711

is plant food the same as fertiliser? and how can you make plant food?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:11
Hi M and B I never ever buy food nettle and comfry tea is as good as seaweed, first smelly way get an old pillow case protector (pound shop pound for 2) fill with cut nettles or comfry or mixed ,place in bucket of some kind weight it down and fill with water and cover with refuse bag,3/4 weeks dilute 10 /15 to one or like weak tea,this is to use direct onto soil ,for pest spray dilute 20/25 to 1 or it will burn the leaves, if it does burn dilute more ,,and it stinks, way no 2 almost no smell, place cut nettles/comfry into a container with drain holes in bottom fill with nettles /comfry add i pint of water to start it and weight it down well place this container into another to catch the juice/tea keep out of the rain ,the dark juice is pure food and needs diluting 20 to one or try a little. another way place a brick into the pillow bag tie a string onto it to retrieve it when its done and drop into your water but replace cover,use straight from butt, mine are all 40 gallons
its wonderful and smells delightful spuds love it and strawbs go big and juicy so does all the other plants and veg,give it a go ITS FREE

The age old problem of cats !

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 19:37
Hi Betty,its all been said before, but we are cat free for months now due to Jeyes ready to use spray or diluted from the tin,Wilco,s cheapest so far ,don't spray on plants but near to them is ok, if you dig or disturb the soil in any way spray again ,it takes about a week to cure the cats and it lasts when used ongoing for weeks or months at a spray, iv had one visit in 5/6 months because i planted and forgot to spray around the new plant,IT WORKS i now spray once a month lightly,Try it.and good luck.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 17:07
graemegarden how did you do that thank you very much,can anyone do it,as you,v guessed im not a computer chap good luck all

getting annoyed

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:35
sorry not a gardening prob but can anyone explain why,when i log OFF I CAN get smilies but cant post them as it says i need to sign in, when i do, the smilies are gone so when i post i cant do smilies because im signed in,if i sign in from the very start i still don't get smilies on the top of the box,im getting annoyed,yes i can live without them but they can be fun,HELP if u can please No Smilies sorry Alan4711


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:27
Good morning all ,can anyone remember the I think Viola on gar/world either last week or so that changed colour as it grew and gave 3 different colours her indoors wants some and must be obeyed cheers all avagooden im off to the allotment Alan4711

bums not allowed

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:42
last week i had a walk around the allotments here in Tenby and noted the rate of growth on 2 or 3 items ,i noted who top manured last year as i did and who didn't,as dropping trousers and placing ones bum close to the soil to test for temperature is definatly not allowed i plunged my hand about 12/15 inches into the soils,a real difference in soil temperature was more than obvious much warmer for the top manured ones,the reason was pointed out to me by a real old very good allotmeteer that the manure was a bit on the new side when we got it and was still rotting down creating warmth ,better to have well rotted manure he said but the warmth this has produced has in actual fact give us a good start ,spuds and such are racing away well chuffed we are. Good luck all Alan4711

Discussions started by Alan4711

just my luck

Replies: 2    Views: 77
Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 10:03


Replies: 7    Views: 188
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 09:55

my hormones

Replies: 12    Views: 271
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 10:16

not happy

Replies: 3    Views: 151
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 17:07

not happy

Replies: 1    Views: 70
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 11:16


Replies: 2    Views: 125
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 22:21


Replies: 8    Views: 189
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 08:59

no idea

Replies: 6    Views: 167
Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 12:07


Replies: 2    Views: 91
Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 16:45

how much to chop

Replies: 4    Views: 165
Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 17:18

Ant swarms

Replies: 7    Views: 229
Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 17:01

can you id this please

Replies: 8    Views: 178
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 18:57

alpines type wot to do please

Replies: 14    Views: 242
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 17:56


Replies: 7    Views: 215
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:12

leaf curl

Replies: 5    Views: 154
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 17:13
1 to 15 of 202 threads