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Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:10

Dove, that sounds lovely; can we see pics when it happens?

Micheal, I think Dove's advice is sound; I grow potatoes in bags, they do well and then the spent compost can be used for pots of bulbs in the autumn, or on the veg bed (if you are not going to grow potatoes or tomatoes there)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:33

um...bump?

Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:32

I always seem to have self seeded marigolds in the veg beds; they apparently keep aphids away? Anyway, they attract pollinators which is good.

Why are you leaving the plot fallow for a year?

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:30

Berghill, thank you so much for that information

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:28

You need to make sure that included is the 'stand' without that you don't have the height to get your watering can under the tap, also included should be the system for interrupting the downpipe. When my builder and I bought from them a couple of years ago, we got a deal which was ; buy one, get one half price.

If you now compare prices with Wickes, B&Q etc, check that the stand and the downpipe adaptor are included; a lot of firms count them as extras. Also check the litre capacity of the butt, they vary.

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:20

OOh David, can we see pics?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:53

bump

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:53

Oh, his roof was not flat; it had quite a slope on it.

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:52

On another thread this p.m., I have mentioned this; I may change from domestic heating oil to gas cylinders for my Central Heating. These Cylinders need fireproof housing Hooray; I can have a sedum roof. I'm thinking zinc or galvanised steel, covered with sphagnum moss and a little compost. I saw it on a tiny shed of one of my clients, a wooden shed, I doubt if the roof had more than 2" of soil and it worked very well.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:47

Also your local water supplier for water butts; if they are no good, I think I got mine from Yorkshire water.

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More good guys

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bird nest in potato bag

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What veg? 
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Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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How to empty a bin 
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