Alina W


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organic lawn feed

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 13:33

You can buy one based on chicken manure which is very good.

We've found the nest thief

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 22:39

The sonic scarer won't affect any other garden if there is a barrier in the way such as a hedge. The sound only carries a finite distance, too.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 20:59

Sounds like a good thing to do, Wintersong

Nice to "meet" you

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 20:39

Hello again, Greeneddy!

Tulip Buds dying

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 20:38

Are you sure that it was 15"? I think that 8-10" is around about the maximum.

Basics first

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 12:31

Topsoil can never be too deep, no. More of an issue is what's underneath it - you could have a pan of compacted rubble which would prevent drainage.

Tulip Buds dying

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 12:27

Yes, I agree. Tulips do need water when growing, and have to be watered when in tubs if there isn't enough rainfall.

Talkback: Removing weeds

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 22:31

Glyphosate is inactivated on contact with the soil, and does not affect it in any way.

I would point out that Elizabeth was not advocating killing the weeds she mentioned, but living with them.

Clematis for Breakfast

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 21:05

It could be earwigs - they are partial to clematis flowers.

You can't eradicate them, but you can catch them in newspaper-stuffed pots inverted on a cane close to the plants. Earwigs will take shelter in these pots during the day and can be disposed of.

garden is just grass!!!!

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 15:44

You can also add gypsum to improve matters. This is sold commercially as "clay breaker", but found much more cheaply in a builders' yard as gypsum (plaster).

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