London (change)
Today 26°C / 17°C
Tomorrow 27°C / 18°C


Latest posts by Alan4711


Posted: 11/02/2013 at 16:24

Hi Lyn i remember when granma and everybody in the street used to scrub the floors the front door step and sweep the causeway on the road outside there house everyday and they still got ants in the house especially in those old larders with the drop down fronts, the ants used to nick the sugar,the people used to moan about them even then and i still  see the old larders in the auctions now and again no ants though-bit of a b----y nuisance for you, hope, you get rid of em ,good luck Lyn


Can you help me.............

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 12:44

your welcome matey i was soing up the allotment but 5 mins ago rain again so no go good luck Alan4711


Posted: 11/02/2013 at 12:23

Dove "mi Diuck" what is google bot and bing bot , im not a big pc user so please a simple answer and if the rain keeps off i,ll b up the allotment today, mind you its all claggy at moment mi duck  B Gentle Now


Can you help me.............

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 12:11 Hi Brian this is allyou will need its pretty good


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 15:35

Hi All, interesting comments i hope the presenters read them But did you see dem dar tommys da did look good much better than them asda,s perfectly round and just so rubbish real grub as dad udes to say good luck all ,i heard we are going to have a heatwave next week just for us gardeners mind you iv been wrong before


Unknown Beastie in the garden !!!

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 15:22

yesterday i moved a few ton of loam iv been doing ,had it all covered up and rotting away since last year and wanted it in 2 new raised beds we've done,iv also had trouble with something burrowing under our composter and steeling the contents for a few weeks Then yesterday half way into the loam mound i found it ,all being preserved in the middle of the mound completely dry, warm,stacks of food and loads of dry hay and newspaper the area was about the size of a sink bowl,luckily no-one at home or had scarpered when i started digging ,anyway hopefully he might move on and take the family with him,  must admit when i spotted the nest i was bending over toward it and just about to lift a shovel full up ,and did i move back fast or what the old bottle took a turn i,ll tell you,anyway good luck with your burrower



Posted: 09/02/2013 at 15:06

Hi All, we just got back from our local auction and we picked up 7 heavy duty unused good quality hanging baskets for a song, theres always lots of garden pots,  tools, mowers, etc if you hav,nt ever tried the auctions you would be amazed at the garden stuff up for grabs and they are great fun,give em a try,

Continuation of slugs

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 14:59

got half decent results from beer traps and flour traps last year , trying grapefruit this year and yesterday i used Nobble slug killer on the new raised beds trying to get to them before they mate as advised, i will post the results later in the year as same as everybody else we had millions and im not kidding when we took the allotment there was a shed door left flat on the grass when i lifted it we had as i posted last year around 200 assorted slugs and im seriously thinking of putting an old one i have back on the path between the beds on the allotment to see if it works on a regular basis, ill post the result you never know unless you try,good luck


problem with rats

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 14:36

Hi Tina ,we use a farm supplier shop for garden stuff all the time, they will be very glad of  your business and  will give you the best advise available

good luck Alan4711


Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:37

Hi everybody now you might not believe this question But im moving soon to a house that has a very large back garden with no near neibors to speak of, and im seriously wondering if anybody has a log or multifuel burner system and if so are they any good as i will have room for a good size  wild life area just for wildlife  and a  growing to cut and burn tree area on i think its a 7 year turn around  recycle basis has anyone ever done this please as  the property weve looked at has oil fired  C/H and one has a big ugly gas container, any advise would be good

Cheers and good luck ,Alan

Discussions started by Alan4711


Replies: 7    Views: 150
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:12

leaf curl

Replies: 5    Views: 89
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 17:13

name and can I please

Replies: 7    Views: 194
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 18:07


Replies: 5    Views: 124
Last Post: 12/07/2014 at 16:04

Skimea pics i hope again

Replies: 7    Views: 103
Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 17:47

thread box only half there cannot upload

Replies: 7    Views: 104
Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 18:04

Eating our Skimmea

Replies: 1    Views: 44
Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 12:14

rose border

Replies: 12    Views: 149
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 14:19

John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

Replies: 11    Views: 236
Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 19:06


Replies: 2    Views: 126
Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 12:38

ID Please

Replies: 4    Views: 146
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 15:20

Flower disc

Replies: 4    Views: 147
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 14:27

purple fountain grass

Replies: 3    Views: 124
Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:13

Magnolias spots

Replies: 2    Views: 70
Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 08:59

green eggs

Replies: 7    Views: 213
Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 10:06
1 to 15 of 189 threads